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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  • July 12, 2017
    It is building a short walk from the Duomo. May I travel without thinking, sober and yet solid feel rugged, is a brick building. Area has become the place to hang out with the locals (such a dark atmosphere, not sit and talk. Like), I see in front of the building to sit and eat gelato.
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  • April 25, 2017
    For almost two months, work began on "urgency" about this that, despite appearances and a certain understatement, is one of the most important monumental buildings of the city, from a historical perspective, civic and cultural. Actually, this intervention was perfect two already long and in fact I expected more than a year ago, without waiting for brick pieces on passers-by scurrying, however it is good that we have finally decided to start it. The placard affixed outside indicates the 25 August 2017 as the date of the completion of the work, which suggests that exhibitions and other events do not take place before autumn. Always from the sign we learn also that interventions will include roof, soffit and string course. There is no mention to below the Loggia dei Mercanti, that given the very precarious conditions requires a restoration just as urgent and accurate, especially as it-for those who had forgotten--it is among other things also the Shrine of 1,739 fallen of the milanese Resistance (their names are shown on the slabs of bronze Colonnade), they deserve so much more respect and consideration and now-for the first time in years-the scaffolding were unfortunately prevented from honor on site. I really hope that the work should also cover this key part of the building. (* April 25, visited the Liberation Day *)
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  • March 22, 2017
    The Palazzo della Ragione is located in piazza dei Mercanti. The Palace does not have very good luster, unfortunately its architectural situation is somewhat neglected, despite the recent accommodation, you notice at the top of the building the chips that make the Palace unwatchable. The palazzo della Ragione, initially used as judicial activities, was transformed into a notarial archives and in the immediate postwar period was la Rinascente. Is now used as an exhibition space and offers high-level photography exhibitions. The room is situated on the top floor which leads to the stairs of the House of notaries Panigarola. The login ticket to the exhibitions cost about 12 euros.
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  • We enjoyed our trip there!!
  • Great spot. Must see
  • One of my favourite squares of the centre. Unfortunately people tend to soil it without respect.
  • Must try to talk at the echo corner... i was told that the word bankrupt came from here.. how the act of breaking merchant table when they are broke.
  • 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.

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