The "Palazzo Fizzarotti"

  

 

 

             

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The Fabulous Façade Overlooking the Exclusive Avenue “Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.”

 The real estate property is a Gothic-Venetian style Palace, built between the end of the l9th century and the beginning of the 20th. It was designed by the noteworthy architects Bernich and Corradini who employed fine artisans and artists, sculptors, decorators, mosaic inlayers, iron and gold smiths and Murano glass-makers to embellish the building. The Palace extends over a total covered area of about 3000 square metres and has an internal courtyard featuring a marvellous Neptune Fountain. The Palace is composed of the ground floor and three other storeys, soaring to a height of 21.40 metres. The last storey is ornamented with a splendid open gallery with ogival arches and a colonnade, supporting a fine, valuable cornice. All the halls, including The 14th Century Hall, The Pink Hall, The Arts and Crafts Hall and The Fireplace Hall have been perfectly conserved and restored. They are finely decorated with stuccoes and glazes and a multitude of inlay work. The fabulous authentic artwork enraptures the eye of the beholder, instilling feelings of awe. The “Palazzo” outstands all the other city buildings owing to both its excellent, refined workmanship, permeating throughout the building, and its unique Eclectic style, clearly exemplified by its neo-Gothic Venetian architecture. The majestic and monumental “Palazzo Fizzarotti”, situated in the heart of Bari, is perfect for housing highly prestigious institutions.Classe energ. G.

The ground floor consists of large halls with high dome ceilings. The halls are finely embellished with excellent glass artwork, window-frames, internal doors and boiseries.

The first storey is of particular beauty and elegance due to the refined decorative styles and fabulous fixed wall furnishings.  The rooms reflect the Eclectic movement which has left remarkable examples in Italy, although many examples have been destroyed, and Central Europe. The first storey includes four central sitting rooms of which three are interconnected, and the fourth can be accessed via the waiting room. These rooms, better described further on, are surrounded by six other smaller rooms, decorated in various styles, typical of the Eclectic period.

The second storey has been recently renovated and is composed of both large and smaller sitting rooms with decorated ceilings.  In particular, the sitting room situated in the right wing displays a wonderful Venetian floor and a central mosaic rose-window.

The third storey has also been luxuriously refurbished and has solid hardwood window frames and doors, a Carrara marble floor, antique tapestries, air conditioning, burglar and fire alarm system, fibre optic and internet connections, switchboard telephone instalments. This last storey is characterised by a monumental open arcade gallery, lining the entire façade of the Palace, with ogival arches. Both the walls and the vaults are frescoed and the floor is lain with fine marble. The arcaded gallery overlooks the city scene of  “Corso Vittorio Emanuele II”, the city’s prime and exclusive avenue.

The “Palazzo Fizzarotti” today  is an elegant and prestigious cultural centre, hosting important national and international events. It is also topic of very interesting studies of the Eclectic style: in 2006, the building was the focal point in two exhibitions and conferences on the well-known and highly accredited architect Bernich who designed and built the “Palazzo Fizzarotti”, a fine example of the “shining light” of the artistic Eclectic movement. These exhibitions were held in Rome and Naples, and, in 2007, the city of Bari will host other exhibitions and conferences on this topic.

The photograph gallery displays the precious interiors and marvellous artistic details.

Main Entrance and Monumental Staircase

 

Family Coat of Arms

 

The 14th Century Hall during a Reception

 

 

The 14th Century Hall depicting scenes of the nuptial procession of the marriage of Federick II of Swabia to Yolanda of Brienne.

 

The14th Century Gothic Venetian Style Hall has been well-preserved and is very striking. The north wall is adorned with geometric decorations and a large three-mullioned French window with marble columns and Venetian glass. The south wall has two double French windows: the internal one is in cut glass, while the external one is in leaden glass. The columns have arabesque capitals. The floor is of polychrome beaten Venetian marble with pure gold leaf mosaic inserts, representing heraldic arms and geometric designs. Two large decorated marble sitting benches, each surmounted by a Corradini triptych with pure gold leaf frames, line the east and west walls. The triptychs represent historical scenes and events of Apulia. The triptych on the west side depicts the entrance in Brindisi of the nuptial procession of the Swabian Federick II’s marriage to Yolanda of Brienne, whereas the one on the east wall depicts the joyful disembarkation of the Venetian Doge Orseolus in Bari after liberating the city from Saracen siege. The beauty of this hall is enhanced by a Murano glass chandelier of exceptional value: one of the largest ever manufactured, with a carved support decorated in gold leaf. 

 

The Arts and Crafts Hall. The ceiling is completely decorated with stuccoes and glazes, depicting symbols in praise of virtues and labour. This is in perfect harmony with the surrounding walls lined with solid walnut wood boiseries inlayed and decorated with pure gold leaves. Of particular beauty are the framed paintings along the walls and the inlayed doors studded with bronze medallions and golden frames. The walls above the wood boiseries are strewn with canvas paintings, depicting the economic cycle of Apulia: the harvesting of crops, their transformation and trading of the products with near and middle eastern countries. Industrialization is portrayed as the ultimate source of wealth which gives rise to Art and Culture. The splendour of the hall is enhanced by the precious chandeliers in golden wrought iron and Murano glass. The furnishings include two finely inlayed solid walnut benches.

 

 

The Arts and Crafts Hall. The Marketplace and Trade

 

The Pink Hall or Mirror Hall

 

The Pink Hall is in keeping with the Rococo style. It features lacquered solid wood windows and carved doors with cut glass and pure gold leaf stuccoes. The floor is composed of beaten Venetian marble with subtle, delicate designs, overlain with an Aubusson carpet from the Royal Room in Versailles. The ceiling is ornamented with chubby cherubs and fluffy romantic clouds in keeping with the Sans-Souci style. The doors are surmounted by paintings depicting Angelica Kauffman "Bergerie" scenes.  All the features in the hall have been well-conserved and restored.

 

 

 

The Mediterranean Sun “Mercury”: Symbol of Commerce and Intelligence, ornamenting the centre of the floor in the Entrance Hall on the first floor

The Splendid and  Mystic Open Gallery Facing onto the Avenue “Corso Vittorio Emanuele II”.

                                                     

         The finely carved wooden doors                                The Neptune Fountain 

               of the main entrance                                          in the internal courtyard

                                       

 

 

 

 

Emma Cotugno Immobiliare
Via Principe Amedeo, 60
Bari
tel. 080/5247350
fax. 080/5217337
email: case@emmacotugnoimmobiliare.it