Commissioned by E.Castiglioni from Giuseppe Sommaruga, the Palazzo was built between 1900-03 and was soon recognised as one ... More
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, only the main stairway, the richly decorated 'peacock room' and the façade remain of the original building. The splendid façade rises over a high foundation that contrasts the unfinished surface of Valsassina stone with the smooth surface of plastered wall. The decorations are intricate with putti framing the coping on the main floor, panels with floral motifs, a frieze on the top floor, and the ironwork of the windows which was to become a model for Milanese building.
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 ...
Designed in 1783 by the architect Piermarini, these Public Gardens, covering 160,000 square meters, includes the two Carcanine and San
Dionigi monasteries which overlook Corso Venezia. In 1857, the typical Italian gardens were enlarged by Francesco Giuseppe to encompass ...