The Archbishop's palace was designed, in its present forms, by Pellegrini, from 1565 on, commissioned by Carlo Borromeo. The central nucleus of the building is the inner courtyard, onto which opened the homes of the cathedral's clerics. Characterized by the disciplined style of 16th century Lombard architecture, it represents one of the examples that was most often imitated in the 17th century as a model of monumental courtyards. Pellegrini also designed the two portals opening onto Via Arcivescovado and Via delle Ore, while the monumental façade facing Piazza Fontana was built by Piermarini in the last decades of the 18th century. The complex also includes the decagonal stable building, one of the most sophisticated and complex 16th century buildings.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: MM1, MM3 Duomo