Dining room

Part of the collection of majolica objects is also display in this room of the house of the Podestà, the dining room. They are not only lay up like an ornaments but also hang on the walls next to the paintings, like a very popular late nineteenth and early twentieth century fashion. The four majolica plates above the doors are particularly significant, they show the four stages of man’s life: the flame represents the birth, the winged globe the course of life, the cinerary urn the death and finally the snake that bites its tail represents the continuity between life and death. On the main wall is an important seventeenth century painting showing the "Judgment of Paris" which was painted around 1630 by Alessandro Varotari known as il Padovanino.