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Arengario, Monza

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The Arengario is a historic building in Monza, northern Italy. It was built in the 13th century and is named after its original function as the town's "arengario" (i.e., town hall). It is located in the most central square of Monza, Piazza Roma.

Its architecture is clearly inspired by that of the Palazzo della Ragione of Milan, with a portico surmounted by a single upper floor that was used for councils. The side of the building facing South has a small stone loggia (added to the main building in 1330) informally known as "la Parléra" (in Lombard, "the speaking place"), where the commune's decrees were declaimed to the population. In the 14th century, a bell tower was added, decorated with Ghibelline-styled merlons. In the original building, external stairs led to the upper floor; these have been replaced in 1904 with a new stairway inside the tower.
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  • Built in the 13th century this is the most important civic monument of the city, it was built to have a council hall that the mayor had built above the portico for the city market 
    Built in the 13th century this is the most important civic monument of the city, it was built to have a council hall that the mayor had built above the portico for the city market  more »
  • A really nice 13th century medieval town hall, called the Arengario, sits with its beautiful arches and red brick structure. It is typical of the north western part of Italy where it is usually... 
    A really nice 13th century medieval town hall, called the Arengario, sits with its beautiful arches and red brick structure. It is typical of the north western part of Italy where it is usually...  more »
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  • It’s location is nice, close to the train station and in the vicinity of the duomo and other attractions in the center.
  • The Arengario was built in the 13th century and is named after its original function as town hall. The building has a portico surmounted by an upper floor that was used for councils. The architecture was inspired by the Palazzo della Ragione of Milan.

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