We were out nice and early, on our last day in Milan. We wanted to get in as much exploring as possible, before heading to our next destination. A plaque, on a nearby building, marked the house where the writer, Giovanni Battista Bazzoni, lived and wrote one of his most popular books, Il Castello di Trezzo. At Via Morigi, # 8, you will find Palazzo Moriggi. Once the home of the Morigi family, this is one of the oldest preserved buildings in Milan, dating back to the 14th century.
Also on Via Morigi, # 5, there is the house where Cesare Cantù, the famous historian and scholar, lived and died.
In Piazza Mentana, you will find the Monumento ai Caduti di Mentana, a monument to those who lost their lives in Mentana. The monument was created by Luigi Belli, and dates from 1880. Belli is responsible for both, the base where the statue stands, as well as the tall figure representing Italy, which is carved out of marble from Carrara.
The relief on the side of the base, shown in the photo above, depicts the defeat of Monterotondo. The figure of the wounded soldier is a self-portrait by Belli.
One of the buildings on the piazza is the Società d’Incoraggiamento d’Arti e Mestieri (SIAM), which is an academy of fine arts.
On the facade of the SIAM’s building, there is a monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Another plaque, on the building, pays honor to Giordano Bruno, the philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist.
Still another plaque honors Guido Capelli, a young Italian volunteer who died in 1897, in Domokos, Greece, fighting in the struggle for liberation from the Ottoman Turks.
In Piazza Borromeo, you will find the lovely Palazzo Borromeo, which was built in the 13th century to house the Borromeo family, who still live there today.
Next up: We visit the Church of Santa Maria Podone, as well as other wonderful sites in Milan!
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