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Palazzo della Ragione (o Broletto Nuovo), Milan
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The Palazzo della Ragione is a historic building of Milan, Italy, located in Piazza Mercanti, facing the Loggia degli Osii. It was built in 13th century and originally served as a broletto as well as a judicial seat. As it was the second broletto to be built in Milan, it is also known as the Broletto Nuovo .The palace is decorated with a relief representing Oldrado da Tresseno, and the bas relief of the scrofa semilanuta, which has been object of much controversy among scholars of the foundation and origins of Milan.HistoryThe building was constructed between 1228 and 1233 for podestà Oldrado da Tresseno. It maintained a central role in the administrative and public life of Milan until the late 18th century. In 1773, under Empress Maria Theresa, it was restored and enlarged, to serve as legal archives. The structural changes were designed by architect Francesco Croce, who added a new upper floor with large round windows and restyled the whole building based on Neoclassic canons. Other major modifications of the buildings were done in 1854 by architect Enrico Terzaghi; these included glass panes that closed the ground floor ambulatory, which was reopened between 1905 and 1907.
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  • I went often to exhibitions, space that is well suited to these situations, I would love to but cannot visit to see how it really is, outside events.
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  • I'm back at the palazzo della ragione in occasion of exhibition dedicated to giovanni gastel which will run until 13 November and I really appreciated the kind of preparation that makes very large format, all shots, placed on white panels that create a sort of maze to walk in.. a change was made recently in the ticket office, which formerly stood at the front door while now has been moved on the short wall at the bottom. I usually always found few people but this time there was a small queue-a dozen people-perhaps because there was the bridge on November 1. in any case, the visit took place in peace. Unfortunately Unlike usual was not exposed a panel with the biography of the photographer. You can still read the brochures that you may want to register, for those who don't know. It then enters the exhibition space itself and it is surrounded by white walls on which are exposed 230 pictures of gastel, celebrating the 40 years of its activity. mostly fashion photographer shots come from his work from the early 80 to get to the present day, starting with the first magazines for which he worked until the most recent campaigns for a well known brand of smartphones and a House to intimate. very nice 3 photos of a different kind, taken at Filicudi and those in footnote 7 to complete the exhibition showcases model winnie harlow scattered along the path to expose other materials that help you better understand the figure of this artist. over a hundred "finds" various among which we will find:-old photos of him children and their families, in particular those of Nana, made by the lumiere brothers--the family of gastel, through her mother, descended from the visconti, who ruled Milan and his uncle is the famous Director luchino visconti-; -invitations to exhibitions where were exhibited his photos and his marriage, dating back to 87; -some poems by him typewritten 70 years; -some crayon portraits; -cameras, one of which is ancient; -pictures of her first photo shoot; -covers of newspapers, magazines and catalogs for which he worked; -pictures of the latest campaigns. you visit in about 40 minutes. audio guide is provided. tickets cost € 10, unfortunately with little chance of reduction.
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  • Often, in recent years, now I've got to go to see exhibitions at the Palazzo della Ragione. I think it's really the perfect location, which lends itself beautifully to photo exhibitions! The last show I went to see fashion photographer is Giovanni Gastel. This show really deserves to be seen!
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  • One of my favourite squares of the centre. Unfortunately people tend to soil it without respect.
  • Beautiful square in the center of Milano
  • Very interesting photo exhibitions all year round. Very interesting environment in an old mediaeval building with frescos. The book shop at the entrance is small but responds to all demands.
  • Very nice square in the city center! Just be careful in the very early hours of the day cause you may run into bad intentioned guy but generally is very nice and good controlled!
  • Famous landmark