Giuseppe Balzaretto

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Bust of Giuseppe Balzaretto, dedicated in 1876, in the Public Garden Indro Montanelli in Milan.
Villa Borromeo d'Adda in Arcore.

Giuseppe Balzaretto or Balzaretti (19 January 1801 - 30 April 1874) was an Italian landscape architect and architect.

Career[edit]

Balzaretto studied mathematics at the University of Pavia, but became interested in villa architectures and gardens. Among his initial projects were the gardens at the Villa Borromeo d'Adda in Arcore. As an architect, he helped refurbish the palace now housing the Poldi Pezzoli in Milan.[1][2]

In 1858, he was commissioned to create the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens near the Porta Venezia in Milan, which he ordered in English landscape-style. Among his many private projects are:

Giuseppe Balzaretti was named professor of architecture and design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Genova [8] he was named a knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy on 14 August 1871.[9] Balzaretti is buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Encyclopedia Treccani - entry on Giuseppe Balzaretto".
  2. ^ Historical notices on Centro Congresso Ville Ponti
  3. ^ "Villa Visconti Castiglione Maineri". eGuide (in Italian). 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  4. ^ "Villa Sironi Marelli | Le Ville Storiche | Robecco Sul Naviglio Turismo" (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  5. ^ "Centro Congressi Ville Ponti | Villa Andrea". Ville Ponti. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  6. ^ "Pia Casa degli incurabili di Abbiategrasso (1784 - 1937) – Archivi storici – Lombardia Beni Culturali". www.lombardiabeniculturali.it. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  7. ^ "Villa Torneamento - complesso, Via della Taccona, 16 (P) - Monza (MB) – Architetture – Lombardia Beni Culturali". www.lombardiabeniculturali.it. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  8. ^ L. Ticozzi, ed. (1873). Guida generale delle due province Genova e Porto Maurizio. p. 88.
  9. ^ Unione tipografico-editrice, ed. (1872). Calendario generale del Regno d'Italia. p. 84.