Address: Via Silla 32, Scanno

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Description

The building has a particularly harmonious façade which is one of the most admired in the village. Divided into four levels, according to the familiar pattern of Scannese noble residences, on the ground floor is the impressive decorated portal, and at the sides there are windows which are less valuable. 
The top two levels have an ordered sequence of three rectangular windows, softened by the elegant pattern of the curved, broken tympanum, and on the mezzanine floor three balconies, in line with the lower windows.

Historical Notes

The Palazzo Colarossi, known in Scanno as ‘La Casina’ (the little house) or as Palazzo Di Rienzo, overlooks a part of the so-called "ciambella" or “doughnut” - the traditional circular walking route that winds around the heart of the historic centre - and is named after one of the most prestigious Scannese families who built it in the 17th century. The top floor of the building caught on fire in 2004 and so the wooden ledges, the work of artists from Pescocostanzo that adorned the top cornice, were irreparably damaged.