"Loggia degli Osii" Piazza Mercanti Tip by croisbeauty

Piazza Mercanti, Milan: 16 reviews and 51 photos

  Loggia degli Osii
by croisbeauty

Next to the Palazzo della Ragione stood the charming Loggia degli Osii commissioned by Matteo Visconti da Scoto of San Gimignano in 1316, sharply contrasts with the starknes of the palace.
Although it was unfortunately disfigured in the 17th and 18th centuries, you can still get an idea of what it must have been like by the 1904 restoration which attempted to bring it back to its original form.
Built of black and white marble, it is composed of two superimposed loggias with divided windows along the top floor. Upon the upper loggia are coat of arms of the various districts and of the Visconti family and in the middle is the balcony from which edicts were read to the public.

Address: Piazza Mercanti

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  • Updated Dec 25, 2011
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