SIGN OUR PETITION! To prevent Palazzo Carciotti from being sold and to maintain it in the City of Trieste's ownership

Photo courtesy by: Luca Aless / CC BY-SA

Letter to the Mayor of Trieste

Dear Mr Mayor,

We are writing to you because we find it unimaginable that Palazzo Carciotti should not continue to belong to the citizens of Trieste and we call on you to reassure us by confirming it, in the capacity of First Citizen.

Fortunately Trieste has not yet suffered an irreparable damage and we are truly relieved that the auctions for the sale of the palazzo have not had any buyers.

Since one of the most important and beloved Trieste landmarks is still in the patrimony of its citizens, we ask of you to retain ownership of the site for the City and to allocate a public function to it. In our opinion, the fact that the sale did not go through marks a crucial moment in which you can repurpose the building as a public asset and commission a redesign of its interior to facilitate its use by the community.

We thank you for your kind attention, that we are sure you will be willing to dedicate to our appeal, knowing that you care as we much as we do about the valorisation of Trieste.

  • Thank you to all of you.
    We are happy to inform you that the Trieste City Hall recently revised its proposal of selling Palazzo Carciotti. We will meet the Mayor of Trieste as soon as the pandemic situation will allow it.

The following persons are promoters and first signatories: Roberto Canziani, Giuliana Carbi Jesurun, Roberto Dambrosi, Diana De Rosa, Anna Laura Govoni, Elvio Guagnini, Alexandra Hagemann, Wissal Houbabi, Lucia Krasovec-Lucas, Marko Kravos, Emanuela Marassi, Marija Mitrović, Roberto Paci Dalò, Massimo Premuda, Ariella Reggio, Livia Rossi, Dubravka Šantolić Cherubini, Marcela Serli, Davide Skerlj, Nicoletta Zanni, Maila Zarattini.

Why we promote this petition?

Why Do We Love Palazzo Carciotti?

As one of the landmarks representing the excellence of neoclassical architecture in Central Europe, the Palazzo Carciotti in Trieste has been the property of the City Council since 1932.
The Palazzo was designed for the Greek merchant Demetrio Carciotti, who settled in Trieste in 1775, by the Swiss-German architect Matteo Pertsch (who, in turn, chose Trieste as his home town and also designed the Teatro Verdi, the Rotonda Panciera, the Casa Steiner and the Lanterna).
Finished in 1805, the Palazzo was decorated by the sculptor Antonio Bosa and the painter Giuseppe Bernardino Bison.

This Palazzo is a favourite with the Triestini. It is situated on the seafront, at the entry into the sea of Canal Grande, the central axis of the historical Borgo Teresiano (the new town which was extended by mid 18th century beyond the medieval wall and on pre-existing salt marshes under Maria Theresa of Austria).

Not only it is an iconic image of the city, it is also a full immersion into its history and the identity of the Triestini.

Sculture di Antonio Bosa sullo scalone monumentale (immagini protette da copyright – courtesy by Trieste Contemporanea)