In Penne a strong and ancient wooden gate on via Roma immediately draws attention to the Palace of the Royal Captain. On the front you can see two stone lions of good workmanship, placed on either side of a window, while two stones with inscriptions are embedded in another window. Passing through the gate, you will be surprised by the simple elegance of a courtyard dominated by a two-storey arcade loggia. As it can be read on a plaque on the façade, the building was restored in 1697, when it became the headquarters of the Royal Captain, civil authority of the time, reusing materials and decorative elements of a previous church of 1338.
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