“The hall, paved in close butted wood cubes, is decorated with two robust Doric columns, just lightened by a moderate entasis, between which an elegant gate decorated with volutes is located. The following atrium is covered by an unusual seashell pattern where the stucco cornices of the ribbed vault converge. The opening toward the courtyard is outlined by a serliana pattern which leads into the initially severe environment a triumph of light”. [Excerpt from M.L. Moncassoli Tibone, D. Muzzarini, “Oltre il portone” (“Beyond the door”), Ed. Torino Bella, Torino 1998]
The wooden door is from the Seventeenth Century.
The Internal Courtyard
The sober proportions of the internal courtyard and the modest height of the building grant both light and a view to most of the rooms overlooking it.
The Main Door
The garden of Palazzo Cisterna, where Friedrich Nietzsche used to sneak into when meeting with the young and beautiful Laetitia Bonaparte, offers great views from the rooms facing the inner courtyard, also thanks to the presence of a centenarian beech tree.