Palazzo Mazziotti

The Mazziotti, Barons of Celso, are an aristocratic family of Cilento, also residing in Naples, also known
for the political activism of its members against the Bourbon absolutism, which gave rise to a long
hostility against the family Guariglia, near San Mauro Cilento, Sanfedista tradition and wire-Borbonica.
The main family palace of Celso, declared a national monument, preserves frescoes with decorations of
the painter Matthew Cilento. Surrounds, with three sides the main square of the town. The place where
it stands is mentioned in the antique notarial documents as " Ubi Dicitur" The Mazziotti Piazza". The
palace is leaned the patronage chapel of the family, dedicated to San Nicola and where you keep the icon
of the Madonna of Costantinopoli (for the devotion of the baron Mazziotti). The construction dates back
into the plant to the 15th century and has undergone subsequent transformations, assuming its present
appearance at the end of the XVIII century. The main entrance of the Mazziotti ‘s palace, is on the
square, dedicated to Matteo Mazziotti. The front part with twelve balconies, surmounted by pediments
curvilinear alternately and in a triangle, present numerous slits and is delimited by two watchtowers. A
large marble plaque of the town of Pollica placed at the beginning of the Twentieth Century reminds the
members of the family Mazziotti, Barons of Celso, who participated in the struggles against the
Bourbons. The impact with the facade has the traveling from the Church the huge wall that leads to the
arc that passes under the Palazzo Mazziotti, to reach Piazza . Another interesting perspective is that of
the main portal with the courtyard entrance, immortalized in the film of 2010 " We believed by director
Mario Martone, of the celebration of 150 years of the Unification of Italy. In the parish church of Maria
Santissima Assunta in Heaven of Celso preserve many memories of the family: the high altar,