Palazzo Marino

Just few minutes of walk away from Secondo Pensiero luxury b&b you will find Palazzo Marino, built in 1558 on a project of the architect Galeazzo Alessi and from 1861 is the city's municipal administration.

The construction of Palazzo Marino was commissioned by the Genoese merchant Tommaso Marino and were made by some of the best sculptors of the Fabbrica del Duomo ( Duomo’s factory), led by architect Alessi.

The palace is built in the same style as the richest courts in the Christian world. In the courtyard of honor we find a decorative style based on the exaltation of the hero and the power of love. The first theme is developed through the exploits of Hercules, the second with images taken from Ovid "The Metamorphoses".

Alessi Hall is the current representative hall, where international guests of the City are welcomed.

In the Clock Hall (Sala dell'Orologio) there is an original vault, while the old clock, that gives the room its name, is located above the entrance door.

Behind the benches of the Mayor and the President of the City Council, in the boardroom, there is a painting of the '500 by Ambrogio Figino. The work depicts the intervention on horseback of S. Ambrogio, arrived by a miracle in aid of the Visconti, during Parabiago battle.

There are four large cast bronze chandeliers. On the sides of the Commune's coat of arms, dating back to the 12th century, there are the stylized marble symbols of the six ancient gates of the city.

During EXPO, four new rooms were opened to visitors: Tempere, Tapestries, Trinity and Resurrection. In the Trinity Hall there’s the Trinity by Giovanni Mauro della Rovere called the Fiammenghino dating back to ‘600. Frescos from the Benedictine monastery of San Vincenzino are found in the Halls of the Trinity and the Resurrection. Palazzo Marino, with its elegance, acts as a "mirror" at the Teatro alla Scala and often hosts events and exhibitions of various kinds with free admission (showing an ID card). After the visit you’ll quickly return to Secondo Pensiero, a luxury b & b in Milan, to enjoy a well-deserved rest.



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