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Historic rooms of the Palazzo Comunale

The Palazzo Comunale of Modena (Municipal Building), which has been the seat of city government since the Middle Ages, is the product of the grouping together of several older buildings, beginning in the 17th century. At the top of the monumental Renaissance stairway under the arcade of Piazza Grande are the historic rooms. Located on the first floor, they are usually open to the public and bear important witness to the culture and the tastes of the community of Modena between the 16th and 19th centuries.

These rooms house a selection of the Civic Museum of Modena’s collection of modern paintings, including a core group of works by Adeodato Malatesta, the most important Modenese painter of the 19th century. The Museum also handles the conservation and study of these works, in collaboration with the city and tourism Promotion Service.