Collegio della Mercanzia

The Nobile Collegio della Mercanzia, first city Guild followed by that of the Moneychangers, is set in the “fondachi” (warehouses) of Palazzo dei Priori since 1390. The Guild, to show its richness, chose the precious wooden decoration, covering without interruption both walls and ceilings of the Sala delle Udienze (Audience Chamber). It is a rare example of inlaid panels reproducing the XIV Century models of the prism and quatrefoil inscribed in the square, made by workers of Nordic provenience. Noteworthy is the pulpit of the Justice, with the coloured symbols of the city, of the Guild and the four cardinal virtues (Justice, Fortitude, Prudence and Temperance).