Planned by Ferrante Gonzaga on behalf of the Spanish crown, the second circuit of city walls was begun in 1549 and completed ... More
Porta Romana and Spanish Walls
Planned by Ferrante Gonzaga on behalf of the Spanish crown, the second circuit of city walls was begun in 1549 and completed in 1560. With respect to the Medieval walls, the new fortifications enclosed the new districts that had grown up around the radial streets. This basically military structure, one of the most powerful in Europe, consisted of massive curtain walls and fortified towers, while little emphasis was placed on ornamentation. One of the finest parts of the walls is the Porta Romana, designed by Aurelio Trezzi, in which the traditional form of the city gate is given a sober decorative treatment. From the 18th century, the walls began to be converted for uses differing to that of defense, and in the 19th century they were finally demolished to make room for new districts of bourgeois residential architecture.
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 ...
The Romana Residence is approximately five miles from the Linate International Airport. The property is located in close proximity to
the main Gothic Cathedral at Piazza Duomo, the Monumental Art Gallery, La Scala Shopping Area, Pinacoteca Di Brera, and ...
Deliberately located in the restructured Castello Sforzesco area in order to provide a stable home for festivities and celebratory events
for the Repubblica Cisalpina and the new Regno d'Italia, the Arena Civica was designed by The neoclassical architect Luigi ...
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