The gothic house

Via Campitelli is one of the most characteristic street in Tivoli, flanked with houses dating from the late Middle Ages. The most beautiful is the so-called "Gothic House" (Casa Gotica).
As in the turret-house, the entrance to this construction is on the first floor: an elegant flight of steps in masonry, the "profferlo", decorated on the outside with a series of hanging arches resting on a support.

The gothic house
Ingrandisce foto The gothic house

The solution of the sustaining column under the flight of steps gives a graceful touch to the building.
The exsisting social order of the times is revealed by these constructions.
At the summit of the social order there were the nobiles viri and nobiles dominae, milites domini followed by the members of the municipal council or those with a private activity such as judges and notaries and doctors.

Then followed a long list of craftsmen and those connected with rural activity.







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