Palazzo Bracci, ora Albergo Cappello

Palazzo Bracci (Bracci Palace), now Albergo Cappello, was built in 1468 in the surroundings of the church of San Michele in Africisco by joining ancient houses lined along the bank of Padenna river. From the outside, the building looks quite sober. Its bricks are brightened up by finely engraved Istrian stone stripes, visible in the marble column balcony. This is decorated by two pinecones placed on top of the corner pillars, which represent a widespread feature of private Ravenna buildings of the Venetian period. When the house became a hotel in 1885, four large ground floor windows were removed and three big front door were opened.