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Casa Manzoni

Casa Manzoni
The external facade of Casa Manzoni.
The external facade of Casa Manzoni.
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Municipality Milan
Style Renaissance Revival architecture
Construction 18th century

Casa Manzoni (in English Manzoni House) is a historical palace sited in via Morone 1 near the quadrilateral of fashion in the center of Milan. Owned by the Manzoni family, the house was the birthplace of the famous Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni in 1785.

The building is also the venue of the National Center for Manzonian Studies and the Historical Lombard Society (that collects over 40000 volumes about the history of Lombardy)

Built in the 18th century, the palace was restored in 1864 by Andrea Boni with a renaissance revival architecture which especially characterizes the façade overlooking Belgiojoso square, designed in 1864 at the instance of Manzoni by architect Andrea Boni and coated with red terracotta.

The palace hosted the gatherings of the club Il Conciliatore but even famous men such as Giuseppe Verdi, Cavour and Garibaldi visited it.

On the ground floor there’s the seat of the Historical Lombard Society, specialised library that collects over 40.000 volumes, and the National Center for Manzonian Studies.

The Manzoni Museum is located in two rooms overlooking the garden on the ground floor and in six rooms on the first floor: the original furnishing and ornaments have all been entirely preserved.

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See also

Bibliography

  • Milano e i suoi palazzi: Porta Vercellina, Comasina e Nuova, Attilia Lanza, 1992, Libreria Meravigli Editrice. (Italian language)
  • Le città d'arte:Milano, Guide brevi Skira, ed.2008, autori vari. (Italian language)
  • Milano e Provincia, Touring Club Italiano, ed.2003, autori vari. (Italian language)

External links

  • National Center for Manzonian Studies[1]
  • Historical Lombard Society[2]

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