Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (I am not sure about the exact translation into English but maybe something like Palace of Legal Consulting) is located on Piazza dei Mercanti and in the Middle Ages, it was the heart of Milan. It was teh center of the economic and social activities in those times. The construction of the palace began in 1562 and it was ready to use in 1654 during the Spanish domination. It hosted also the administration of Napoleon.
Located in Piazza della Scala, this wonderful palace of Milan is facing La Scala Theatre.
Designed by Galeazzo Alessi, Palazzo Marino is considered a masterpiece of residential architecture of the sixteenth century.
The palace was initially designed for an important Italian banker willing to move from Genoa to Milan, but due to the high investments he was overwhelmed by debts and the palace was taken over by the Spanish State which turned it into the Exchequer.
During the Austrian rule, Palazzo Marino was confiscated and since 1861 is the seat of Milan Municipality.
Seat of the Municipal government of Milan, the building was designed in 1558 by architect Galeazzo Alessi for Tommaso Marino. Left incomplete after having been confiscated in lieu of the owner's debts, the construction was modified by successive owners, and was completed only when Luca Beltrami built the facade facing Piazza della Scala in 1888-1892, on the model of Alessi's original facade facing Piazza San Fedele. An example of Mannerism, the building represents a combination of exuberant decoration and architectural motifs with a sophisticated use of classical elements.
That everybody heard about the Milan Stock Exchange is sure, but I'm not very sure how many visitors go to see Palazzo della Borsa, the symbol of the economic power of Milan.
Even myself I was close to missed it, but I was lucky to have a good colleague which brought me to see it.
The Palace was built in 1931 by Paolo Mezzanotte and its facade is dominated by 4 columns with allegorical decoration.
The building is relatively simple but impresses through its dimensions.
Inside there is one of the biggest room in Europe, Salla delle Contrattazioni, made on three floors.