Casa Palmeggiani was built in the 15th century on ancient pre-existing structures. It is one of the most fascinating examples of 15th century architecture in the city, as well as one of the oldest existing buildings in Forlì.
It was owned by the painter and architect from Forlì Marco Palmezzano, favorite pupil of Melozzo degli Ambrogi who never lived there. Later it belonged to his heirs: the Palmeggiani.At the end of the 15th century, Marco Palmezzano, the favorite disciple of the painter Melozzo degli Ambrogi, was part of the small court of artists in the service of Caterina Sforza.
The facade is composed of four large columns that support the three bays of the portico, one of these has a double lowered arch, while each of the other two encloses a pair of hanging arches that merge in the center on a drop-shaped stone capital, decorated with a four-petal rose.
The octagonal section columns are about half the width of the span high and at the top have flattened capitals with
concave collar and bevel. The ceiling of the portico is made of wooden rafters with shelves resting on two long beams hidden behind the hanging arches.
The original pointed-arch windows were bricked up in the course of the eighteenth century and replaced by rectangular windows.
Over time, the interiors have completely lost their peculiar and original connotations due to the numerous renovations to which the building has undergone.