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Palazzo Lodi Zaccaria
An ancient property of the aristocratic Lodi-Mora family, this mansion was constructed in the late 17th century resulting from the amalgamation of a number of existing buildings and renovated at the behest of knight Gian Battista Lodi. The exterior aspect shows a plain walled façade in exposed brickwork that bestows a severely somber appearance. The building is distinguished by two unusual architectural features: a cylindrical turret on the right-hand corner of the façade looking towards piazza Lodi, and another, also cylindrical but taller looking towards vicolo Chiesa. From the great central door one gains access to a colonnade formed with Doric columns. It is surmounted by a gallery leading to the double-ramped grand stairway with its richly adorned vault bearing precious frescoes painted in the 18th century by Francesco Boccaccino.