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Palazzo Borromeo, Milan

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  • It is worth entering the inner courtyards. Especially the latter where you can see part of the mosaic that is still preserved.
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  • We stayed with guided tour (for more interesting and exhaustive), but overall there is also one room to visit with faded frescoes, while full of history. A bit disappointing ...
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  • The Borromeo Palace dates back to the 13th century commissioned by hunger glia Borromeo (originally from Florence). Altered by the war (World War 2), is in Gothic style, is still owned by descendants of the family and is currently inhabited. (offices and homes) Open only in part.
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  • Wonderful renaissance building with well preserved frescos
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  • Beautiful and magnificent. I recommend it
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  • Palazzo Borromeo is a historical building located in the Centre of Milan, in piazza Borromeo at no. 12 the construction of the building dates from the late 13th century, at the behest of the Borromeo family, family of Florentine origin, moved to Milan, became one of the most important and influential of the city, thanks to collaborations with the then Duke Francesco Sforza. From the single Palace would grow then a sort of Citadel of family property, where this organized parties and tournaments [1]. Already shortly after its completion, the Palace was attended by scholars and foreign visitors come to admire the rich art gallery inside [2]. The Palace has a late Gothic setting, however the work as a whole is affected by many changes over the years, mainly due to the bombing that the city suffered during World War II. The façade is made of brick and is centered on the portal of alternating blocks of white marble of Candoglia and Red Verona marble, crowned by an archway with oak leaves and vines carved in stone. The original 14th century project you can see the square apertures in forte splay [3]. Entering and passing through the entrance hall from the wooden ceiling, you enter the main courtyard, which is the best preserved part of the Palace [3]. The courtyard is bordered on three sides by porches supported by octagonal pillars, while the fourth side has no arcades, where you can see what remains of the ancient frescoes of the façade [1] [2]. Upon entering the Palace, in the study of architecture you can still observe the fresco cycle of the games Borromeo, attributed by some scholars to Michelino da Besozzo [2]. The Palace, which is still owned by descendants of the Borromeo family, was restored last time after World War II by Ferdinando Reggiori [2], and is now used for offices and homes.
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