Once the suburban residence of Giuliano Bascapè in the 15th century (then called 'la Gualtiera'), it was ... More
Once the suburban residence of Giuliano Bascapè in the 15th century (then called 'la Gualtiera'), it was extended by Ferrante Gonzaga, governor of Milan, in the second half of the 16th century and was designed by architect Domenico Giunti. The building comprises of a façade with a Doric order and two orders with deep loggias above. The present name recalls one of the owners, Alessandro Simonetta -exponent of the Vatican's diplomatic services.
Watched over by the Madonnina, the cathedral's high rose marble spires represent the city's most famous artistic and religious monument.
The dimensions of Christendom's third biggest church are still awe inspiring at 108m high (to the tip of the ...
The entrance to the villa is decorated with the coat of arms of the Carpegna family. Construction of the villa
began towards the end of the 17th Century and the building has undergone many alterations since then, becoming a ...
Built at the end of the 16th century by A. Vannone, this is the first of the villas the visitor
comes across at Albaro, once favoured by the aristocracy as a location for their country residences, and still an ...