Cesare Monti, a descendant of the like-named cardinal, entrusted Francesco Croce the task of refurbishing the building that ... More
Sormani Andreani Palace
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 curving gable, is linked to the wings by two lateral terraces: the frames of the windows on the ground floor are echoed on the floor above by the design of the spaces above the windows. Inside, the courtyard has porticoes on two sides: the interior façade, facing the garden, was designed in 1756 by Benedetto Altieri along classical lines. Feature of interest: On the first floor, the 'Grecchetto' room includes frescoes on the legend of Orpheus by painter giovan Battista Castiglione. Today it houses the Municipal Library.
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, ...
The Palazzo di Giustizia, designed by Marcello Piacentini, was built between 1932 and 1940 to replace the old palace in
Piazza Beccaria and to give Justice a unified and monumental seat. Piacentini responded to the requests of the regime ...
The seat of government in the city was originally the Palazzo del Broletto, where the municipal institutions were located. It
became a noble residence during the rule of the Torriane and Visconti families, who gave it its shape that ...