Palazzo Anguissola

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Palazzo Anguissola, Milan

The Palazzo Anguissola is a mansion in the northern Italian city of Milan which dates from 1778. It is famous for its Neoclassical facade added in 1829 and designed by Luigi Canonica.[1]

Located at 10 Via Manzoni, the building's inner volume was constructed between 1775 and 1778 under the supervision of Carlo Felice Soave from Lugano with particular attention to the interior garden. The building soon changed hands and in 1829 the exterior was reworked by Luigi Canonica who gave it the finish it maintains today. More ornate than most Milanese Neoclassical buildings, the facade consists of Corinthian pilasters terminating in a frieze with a musical relief clearly inspired by the nearby Scala. The ground floor is however faced with smooth blocks of granite rather than with the more common bugnato finish.[2]

Today, together with adjoining Palazzo Brentani the building houses the Gallerie di Piazza Scala.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Da Canova a Boccioni: Le collezioni della Fondazione Cariplo e di Intesa Sanpaolo". Gallerie d'Italia. (Italian) Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. ^ Attila Lanza and Marilea Somarè, Milano e i suoi palazzi: porta Vercellina, Comasina e Nuova, 1993, Vimercate, Libreria Meravigli editrice, p. 151. (Italian)

Coordinates: 45°28′06″N 9°11′27″E / 45.468302°N 9.190898°E / 45.468302; 9.190898