This townhouse was named after one of its owners — Florentine merchant Roberto Bandinelli.
In 1629 he created in this building the main office of the first regular postal service in Lviv. Horse couriers were passing postal orders to each other so quickly and reliably as in the relay race.
Roberto Bandinelli was also known in the history of the city for his violent temper and bitter conflicts with his neighbours and family. After that the building of his palace changed the owners a few more times. In 1656, even the coins of the Polish royal court were minted there.
Nowadays, there is one of the branches of the Lviv Historical Museum in the building.
Author Ihor Lylo
Translated by A. Kushch