Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The Signoria was made up of nine members (or Priori) selected by the city's guilds, two from each district, and a Gonfalonier of Justice. Members were supposed to be chosen by lot, but once the Medici family took power, it was only their friends who were favored.
The Palazzo tower was incorporated into the building from an earlier structure and it contained two small prison cells. In 1476, Giovanni Auditore and his two sons were executed in front of the Palazzo and all three of them had been imprisoned in the tower cells the night before the execution.