Thursday, May 31, 2012

via Manzoni, 9

Well, hello there! Did you think I had forgotten about all the wonderful things to see in Milan, after that long list of fun things to do in town? No way! Milan has lots of great stuff to enjoy, and here's our next one on via Manzoni....More...

At n. 9, on the western side of the street, is a lovely delicate little entrance over a deep portico leading to what today is a branch of the UniCredit bank (no promo intended!).

Alas and alack, my handy dandy "Milano" guide from the Touring Club says nothing about it, and an admittedly quick look through my other books gave up as little.

So, we're going to have to be content with a rough indication offered by the Eclectic style: it's probably of the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries, which is in line with a phase of renewal in the street also represented by the neighboring building at n. 7 about which we spoke earlier, the former Hotel Continentale by Luigi Clerichetti, 1865, now housing the Banca Popolare di Bergamo.


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