The seat of government in the city was originally the Palazzo del Broletto, where the municipal institutions were located. It ... More
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 can in part still be seen, based on a system of two courtyards. Partially demolished to make way for the Cathedral nave, the building was refurbished after 1452 by Francesco Sforza. Used as the seat of power by the Spanish rulers, it underwent substantial modifications until the late 18th century, in particular the extensive work by Giuseppe Piermarini. Alongside the volumes of the Palazzo there is the Arengario, seat of the Palazzo del Turismo, with its two pavilions designed in 1939 (and completed in 1956) by the architects Enrico Agostino Griffini, Pier Giulio Magistretti, Giovanni Muzio and Piero Portaluppi. Feature of interest - On the first floor of the Palazzo, there is the famous 'Sala delle Cariatidi', in the location of the ancient theatre destroyed by fire in 1776.
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, ...
This former royal residence houses a fantastic collection of paintings (Velázquez, Caravaggio and Goya), sculptures, furniture, tapestries, glassware, gold and
silverware, medals, porcelain and musical instruments. It is well worth visiting the rooms decorated by Gasparini as well as ...
The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid 18th century to rival Versailles
and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace ...