The town Baschi
The architectural building of greater
merit is certainly the San Nicol˛ Church, realized in the second halves
of the XVI century from the architect Ippolito Scalza and declared
national monument. The high bell tower imposes to the sight, while the fašade
appears sober, elegant and refined, with a wanted game of geometric forms and
the perfect distribution of the spaces.
The actual center of the commune is the
ancient Palazzaccio, so called in relationship to the oppressions that
the population suffered during the past from the families that lived there. It
was built as residence of the Baschi, local dominion that distinguished
for the excesses of some members, among which it deserves a mention Bindo
de' Baschi, famous for its irascible behaviour.
To testimony the Roman past of Baschi
there are the rests of the Port of Pagliano, created around the end of
the eight hundred, at the confluence of the river Paglia with the Tevere. From
the excavations have emerged some places that had the function of stores,
perhaps destined to stocking goods transiting to the port. Other finds of Roman
epoch coming from the territory, constitute the visible archaeological material
in the Antiquarium, inside which there are some documents that
illustrate the river activity of the zone.
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