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Palace of Capitano di Giustizia, Milan

Palace of Capitano di Giustizia - Milan, Italy
Palace of Capitano di Giustizia
Piazza Cesare Beccaria, Milan, Italy 20122Map
+39 02 7252 4301
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Also known as the 'Carceri nuovi', new prisons, it started functioning in 1578. With a rectangular plan, it is based on two courtyards with four small towers at the corners. The first courtyard still conserves the Doric columns and a loggia. The severe architecture recalls the function for which the building was designed, and the ashlar work gives the structure a particularly monumental character. It was restored in 1943 and today it houses the headquarters of the Municipal police force.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: MM1, MM3 Duomo
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