Casa Fontana Silvestri, Milan

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Casa Fontana-Silvestri is one of the few Renaissance buildings surviving in Milan, Italy. The main structure dates back to the 12th century, but its current form is due to a thorough modification that were made at the end of the 14th century, in a style that mixes Renaissance and Gothic elements.

The facade was originally decorated with frescos that scholars credit to Bramante or Bramantino; most of these painting have disappeared, with just a few remnants now visible under the cornice. It has also been suggested that Bramante may have designed the cotto decorations, also on the facade.
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  • This very nice and ancient palace is one of the few survivors of Milan’s Renaissance Palace. It was built at the end of 14th century and it was beside the Eastern Door destroyed last century.  more »
  • Originally dating from the 13th century it´s present aspect dates from the 14th century. It is one of the few remaining old houses in Milan dating from that period. Worth to check it out if passing...  more »
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  • Corso Venezia is one of the best preserved Renaissance palaces in Milan. The Palace, which is also called "the Guardian" as in 1476, keeper of the nearby Fountain Angel lived in Eastern Gate (demolished in the 19th century). At one time the façade was covered with frescoes (by Bramante or, according to other sources, of Bramantino) now practically disappeared. Very nice arched entrance with two half-columns to candelabra decorated with leaves. Very fine road window frames are also modeled in clay and decorated with plant motifs.
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  • Corso Venezia is one of the best preserved Renaissance palaces in Milan. The Palace, which is also called "the Guardian" as in 1476, keeper of the nearby Fountain Angel lived in Eastern Gate (demolished in the 19th century). At one time the façade was covered with frescoes (by Bramante or, according to other sources, of Bramantino) now practically disappeared. Very nice arched entrance with two half-columns to candelabra decorated with leaves. Very fine road window frames are also modeled in clay and decorated with plant motifs.
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