This Baroque architectural monument with a wonderful façade with a balcony, a semi-circular portal and a picturesque courtyard boasting the ring of a fountain from 1418 is of Gothic origin, which is indicated by the irregular floor plan of the building.

The palace belonged to the brotherhood of Saint Clement. In the 18th century, it was the home of the Carli family, one of the oldest noble families of Koper.

Gian Rinaldo Carli, a count, encyclopaedist and scholar, was born here in 1720.

Nowadays, the palace (also) houses the headquarters of the Self-governing Italian Community of the Coastal Region.