PALP Exhibition Centre was born in 2016 inside the Palazzo Pretorio, in Pontedera. The native nucleus of the building dates back to the mid-‘300, but what that we can see today is the result of a rich and complex historical stratification. Palazzo Pretorio in the 15th century became the headquarter of the Podesteria and then, at the end of the 18th, of the Vicariate. From 1848 until 2013 the palace has been the place of the local court and the top floor still hosts the prisons.
Thanks to the recent renovation, it has become an excellent exhibition centre. On the ground floor we can find Mandarino’s caffè, on the first floor there is a PALP’s place.
This floor develops on two levels and it’s used as an art exhibition centre. On the third floor there are the old prisons, that in particular moments it’s possible visit it.
Il PALP is open from 8th December 2019 to 26th April 2020 for the art exhibition “Arcadia e Apocalisse. Paesaggi italiani in 150 anni di arte, fotografia, video e installazioni”.
Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 10,00 am – 7.00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10,00 am – 8.00 pm
Closed: Mondays and 25/12
Opening times during holidays:
24/12 and 31/12/19: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
26/12/19 and 06/01/2020: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
01/01/20: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday: 12/04/20: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Easter Monday 13/04/20: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm