I Vignola were an important family that played an important role in the events of Galatina. They settled in Galatina in the sixteenth century with the lawyer Pietro Vignola who married a Vernaleone
It is believed that the palace of Piazza Vecchia on whose portal to access the court is present the weapon of Vignola, both the first residence of this family. This structure is composed of a heterogeneous multiplicity of buildings, the oldest of which is the one located towards Vico Vecchio where the staircase leading to the upper floor takes place.
For some time now, important reconstruction and consolidation of the structure and of the entire neighborhood are under way in the area