Seat of the Municipal government of Milan, the building was designed in 1558 by architect Galeazzo Alessi for Tommaso Marino. ... More
Seat of the Municipal government of Milan, the building was designed in 1558 by architect Galeazzo Alessi for Tommaso Marino. Left incomplete after having been confiscated in lieu of the owner's debts, the construction was modified by successive owners, and was completed only when Luca Beltrami built the façade facing Piazza della Scala in 1888-1892, on the model of Alessi's original façade facing Piazza San Fedele. An example of Mannerism, the building represents a combination of exuberant decoration and architectural motifs with a sophisticated use of classical elements.
Cesare Monti, a descendant of the like named cardinal, entrusted Francesco Croce the task of refurbishing the building that he
owned. The design of the façade reflects the trapezoidal shape of the plot. The central volume, surmounted by a ...
The building, dating to around 1770, was created by architect Simone Cantoni. The design heightens the monumental character of the
central part, with a three floor façade. Opposite the entrance, a helical staircase leads to the first floor, that ...
Commissioned by E.Castiglioni from Giuseppe Sommaruga, the Palazzo was built between 1900 03 and was soon recognised as one of
the most successful examples of Italian Art Nouveau. Almost totally demolished and rebuilt by a company to organise offices, ...