The Tale of Pucić Family and its Love of Art
The journey of Pucić Palace began in the 17th century. Built as an opulent urban palace, this grand building was home to the aristocratic Pucić family, known also as Pozze or Poce, whose members left an indelible mark on the city. First mentioned in the 13th century archives, Pucić family became one of the most prestigious families in the city. Its members were politicians, academics, ecclesiastics, orators, translators, artists, poets, and writers.
Back in the 15th century, poet Karlo Pavlov Poce published Dubrovnik’s first printed collection of poetry. The Pucić Family frequently sponsored art, most notably Vlaho Bukovac, one of the greatest Croatian modern painters, who was a protegee of by Medo Pucić.