At the back of the parish church, past the rectory garden, stands the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, built in the early 15th century, where the Capitano, the government of the citadel and the civil and criminal courts had their seat. In the ground-floor rooms were located the prisons. In the recently restored and well-preserved rear part of the palace, one can admire the ancient castle walls that encircled everything.
Continuing on, one can admire the palaces of the wealthiest and noblest families that have formed an important part of Pietralunga’s history:
The house of the ‘Felicchi’ and the ‘Bonari’ with the coats of arms of Blessed Buccio Bonori, the house of the ‘Urbani’ with its inscription on the portal ‘ab Urbanis Urbana semper’ and the house of the ‘Martinelli’, a complex and elegant building on the corner of Corso Matteotti and Via S. Agostino.
Turning to the right and taking a few steps forward, one can see Porta del Cassino, so called because, serving also as a guard post, in times past the guardhouse or cassino was located there, where soldiers took turns guarding access to the fortress. It is the only one remaining, well-preserved, of the three entrance gates to Pietralunga.
Turning back for a few metres, one encounters the imposing complex of the Convent of St Augustine. Its construction dates back to the 13th century, and until the middle of the 17th century, when the convent was suppressed and transferred to Cantiano, a town in the province of Pesaro, it played a vital role in the social and religious life of the Pietralunga’s community; here, in fact, was also the seat of the public school, with regular lessons held by Augustinian friars.
Inside the church, above the high altar, was Ottaviano Nelli’s ‘POLITTICO’, one of the best works of the Eugubinian painter, now preserved in the National Gallery of Umbria.