The Town Hall is located in Piazza Umberto I, in the premises that were once the seat of the Augustinian convent, an architectural complex to which the adjacent church of the Holy Trinity also belonged.
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THE TOWN HALL (Palazzo Comunale)
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
The Town Hall is located in Piazza Umberto I, in the premises that were once the seat of the Augustinian convent, an architectural complex to which the adjacent church of the Holy Trinity also belonged. The religious structure was founded in 1645 with the contribution of the Altemps, when the Augustinian Fathers abandoned the convent on Mount Cimino, to move to a more central position with respect to the town of Soriano.
On the facade of the building there is an ashlar door, bearing the embossed effigy of St. Augustine at the top. On the right side is a plaque dated 1644 which reads: “AD PERPETUAM REI MEMORIAM / HOSPITIUM HOC CONVENTUS S.ME TRINITATIS / DE SURIANO CUIUS SUMPTIBUS SIC AMPLIATU / AC IN REGULARIUM FORMAM CONVENTUS REDAC / TUM FR PETRUS TE [..] OCHIUS AUG.ANUS EIUSDEM CON / VENTUS AC PATRIAE FILIUS EX REGULARIUM AC / EPISCOPORUM SACRAE CONGREGATIONIS CON / TRANSFER TO FUNDAMENTIS YEAR 2ND SUI PRO / VINCIALATUS SIC EXT RUENDUM CURAVIT DIE 20 / OCTOBRIS 1644 ”.
At the entrance there is also another plaque, dating back to the early twentieth century, on which the dedication addressed by the citizens of Soriano to Umberto I of Savoy is imprinted. The Town Hall is divided into three levels: the ground floor, characterized by the ancient Augustinian cloister and two subsequent floors, where the offices and institutional rooms are located.
The courtyard, which gives access to the communal areas, is divided into four sides, each of which consists of six round arches, which lead to the central atrium where a well is located. Cross vaults follow one another along the ceilings that surmount the corridors of the cloister. A staircase, which ends with a niche bearing the fresco of the Crucifixion, leads to the upper floor, where long corridors wind, whose roofs recall the structure of the ancient Augustinian monastery. Here the rooms are elegant and refined, as can be seen in the wooden ceilings and in the furnishings of the boardrooms. Spacious and functional, the council room is used not only for administrative sessions, but also for meetings and initiatives.
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