Formerly occupied by courtrooms, this ‘cultural salon’ comprises a cloister that is both a historical monument and a modern facility; a large covered piazza intended to host public events, this is dominated to the north by the backdrop provided by the work of Vincenzo Scamozzi. The lowered ground floor houses an Auditorium and foyer. Work on the creation of this space brought to light late medieval paving and other stratified archeological remains dating from the Roman to the Renaissance period. These remains were then transferred to the City Museum, but a small collection is still visible in the foyer. The first floor has eight rooms laid out around the central gallery and the balcony overlooking the cloisters; each room is equipped to house workshops and cultural activities. On the second floor, the City Library is a place of study, research and conservation, which is continually adding to its collection of works on the humanities (with particular focus on local history, art and literature). The Library also has a well-stocked ‘open shelf’ with material dedicated to contemporary culture and issues relating to current affairs, modern society and education. The ‘open shelf’ section is fitted out as a study room, whilst in the history section it is also possible to consult rare and valuable historical source materials. Alongside these there is also the Progetto Giovani [Youth Project], which provides a space for ideas and initiatives involving young people. Linked to schools, public institutions and associations active in social assistance and voluntary work, this is a place intended to stimulate artistic expression and mutual engagement between different cultures.