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Palazzo Marino, Milan

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Palazzo Marino is a 16th-century palace located in Piazza della Scala, in the centre of Milan, Italy. It has been Milan's city hall since 9 September 1861. It borders on Piazza San Fedele, Piazza della Scala, Via Case Rotte and Via Tommaso Marino.The palace was built for, and is named after, the Genoan trader and banker Tommaso Marino. It became a property of the State in 1781.HistoryThe palace was built from 1557 to 1563 for Tommaso Marino. It was designed by architect Galeazzo Alessi from Perugia. Its main facade was originally that facing Piazza San Fedele, as Piazza della Scala didn't yet exist; the corresponding area was occupied by buildings. The construction was occasionally slowed down by the opposition of the population, that had a very conservative attitude towards the architecture of the centre of Milan.Several sculptors from the Fabbrica del Duomo were involved in the decorations of Palazzo Marino. In the courtyard, sculptures were erected representing the Labours of Hercules and the Metamorphoses. The ceiling of the main hall (now known as "Salone dell'Alessi") had frescos and stuccos with the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche by Andrea Semini and Ottavio Semini.
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  • Apart from being the administrative center of the city is one of the beautiful palazzimolto of Milan. Outside goes almost unnoticed but inside is great with its rooms, its stucco, the beautiful paintings. All well and good.
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  • I don't know how easy it is to go with a guide this Palace: I managed it and I just tasted ... It is a palace that often escapes the eyes of tourists, taken as they are by turning to the scale ... but really deserves to be visited.
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  • I took advantage of the national holiday to visit Palazzo Marino. As good as building with different trends between the facade and the courtyard, austere rooms, the Mayor's Office and the busts of his predecessors of which I had heard during my studies and followed by adults for their actions. For a milanese a must! For others, worth a visit which is also short. And thanks to the students of the liceo Virgilio which are lent to Cicero throughout the process.
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  • Da cinema d essai a over size multi sala
  • City council resides here, amazing architecture that worth a visit
  • Wonderful palace, home of the city council. One of the 4 best monuments of Milan, if you have the opportunity you must see the interior of the building.
  • Interesting place
  • Beautiful palace. It´s the home of the city council.

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