Architecture Around the World

Palazzo Fenzi

Via Camillo Cavour, Florence, Italy

Built in the XVI century for the Castelli family by Gherardo Silvani, it was later enlarged by the Marucelli family. In 1829 it was bought by Emanuele Fenzi in order to house his bank and his large family.

The exterior features sgraffito (skra FEE toh, zgrah-) is a type of decoration executed by covering a surface, as of plaster or enamel, of one color, with a thin coat of a similar material of another color, and then scratching or scoring through the outer coat to show the color beneath.



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XVI century Renaissance style

 

Fanlight

Architrave window

Sgraffito

Sgraffito

 

Tie rod

 

Order window

   



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