Tasso Family’s House and Emblem

Among the palaces of Cornello stands out the 15th-century Tassos’ one, that were the house of the founders of the modern postal service.

On the main facade there’s a frescoes with the original symbols of the family: the post horn, the imperial eagle and the badger. The latter is linked to the surname of the family, represented by a natural element of their native place. The postal horn was added to the coat of arms when the Tassos became couriers and used this instrument on the postal routes to announce their arrival at the post offices. The imperial eagle, symbol of the Habsburgs, were added when the emperors entrusted to the Tassos the management of their postal services.

Palazzo moderno della famiglia Tasso
Palazzo moderno della famiglia Tasso – Ph. Tarcisio Bottani

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