"Palazzo della Ragione" Piazza Mercanti Tip by croisbeauty
Piazza Mercanti, Milan: 16 reviews and 51 photos
In the center of Piazza Mercanti stood the Palazzo della Ragione, or New Town Hall, commissioned from 1228 to 1233 by Oldrado di Tresseno, the first Milanese mayor, portrayed on hohseback in a high relief above the palace's fourth pillar. Stylistically this work from 1233 bears the influence of the famous 12th century sculptor from Modena, Antelami.
Below is a five verse latin inscription exalting the mayor's major merits, i.e. one, commissioning this palace and two, burning heretics at the stake.
The extremely plain building has three rows of arcades supported by square pillars and a brickwork upper floor eth triple windows.
Right in front of the Palazzo stands a charming 16th century well with columns and trabeation added in the 18th century.
Address: Piazza Mercanti
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