Palazzo Pretorio (Pretorio Palace)

Via Marconi, 30

Cittadella (PD)


+39 049 9404485


This large palace is located on the street near the gate Porta Treviso and was the home of the podestà sent by the township of Padua and then by the Serenissima Republic of Venice. The interiors are decorated with imitation tapestry in vertical stripes, polychrome friezes, rounds and medallions. The entrance portal in rose marble features a relief portraying the Lion of St. Mark and two medallions with the effigies of Pandolfo Malatesta and his brother Carlo, who were lords of Cittadella. The building, recently restored, is now home of the foundation Fondazione Pretorio Onlus, which organizes national exhibitions there.