Palazzo Saporiti

Corso Venezia, 40. (Open Map)


Palazzo Saporiti is a majestic and imposing neoclassical building that overlooks Corso Venezia.
The building, in distinctly Napoleonic style, stands in the area where the Capuchin church previously stood but was then demolished in 1810; the palazzo was mentioned by Manzoni in a passage from "I Promessi Sposi"(The Betrothed).
Commissioned as a private residence by Gaetano Belloni, and designed by Giovanni Perego the famous scenographer from the Teatro alla Scala, it has a facade that is almost completely opened by an ionic colonnade with its spectacular portico and a balustrade crowned by statues representing the parade of the Dei Consentes.
The interior rooms contain valuable stuccos and frescoes.