House Under the Star


The House Under the Star is a chunk of madly stuccoed architectural confectionery embellishing the Main Square. Inside you’ll discover an outpost of the Regional Museum, with a small but elegant collection of Asian art, including Japanese swords, Indian statues and Chinese pottery from the Tang dynasty.

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