The Palazzo Corsi is an 18th century historic building in the center of Anghiari. It currently serves as the municipal library.
Palazzo Corsi Anghiari
Address and opening times
Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 103 – 52031 Anghiari. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 19.00.
History and description
The Palazzo Corsi is part of a larger complex that also includes the Cappella dei Caduti and the Teatro dei Ricomposti. It was built between 1777 and 1794. The client was Benedetto Corsi and the architect Lorenzo Pozzolini from Florence.
It consists of four parts that show the addition of three already existing 15th century buildings.
The facade refers to the architectural style between the eighteenth century and neoclassicism. The coat of arms of the Corsi family can be seen in the round arch above the main entrance.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Palazzo Corsi has been owned by the municipality of Anghiari. It is the seat of the municipal library and of the historical archive.
The two rooms best preserved in their original state are the reception room and the owner’s bedroom. Both rooms are on the piano nobile and are decorated with stucco, including both grotesque and neoclassical motifs.