When at the beginning of the nineteenth century the Palazzo Vecchio appeared unsuitable for the new needs of the Municipality , it was not provided for the construction of a new building, but for the adaptation of some houses overlooking Piazza San Michele . The corner tower, belonging to the Malasemenza family, which housed the prisons, had to be cut to be incorporated into the building. The façade that characterizes the Town Hall was applied to the fusion of the different structures, but, fortunately, the Tower was not demolished.

A curious detail: in the seventeenth century it housed the prisons and at its base there was the pillory where the rogues were put to pillory.

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