Casa degli Omenoni

Casa degli Omenoni, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Casa degli Omenoni Reviews: 4/5

Casa degli Omenoni
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Montenapoleone • 5 min walk
  • San Babila • 6 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,293 contributions
The palace of the big men
Sep 2021 • Solo
This strange palace is half hidden in a small ancient street, and is characterized by height large statue of talamons or Omenoni sculpted by Antonio Abondio in 1565.
It was the residence of celebrated sculptor of king of Spain Charles V and Philip II
Written 23 September 2021
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
What a strange building.
Jun 2019
The massive eight statues holding nothing actually, only standing at the front of the house with hanging head and downcast eyes, confused me. What is their function? Do they have any purpose at all? On the colonnaded first floor above every column is a small statue holding the ledge above them. At least they have a job. The owner of Casa Degli Omenoni was the sculptor Leone Leoni, who also collected paintings and other artifacts. I looked at this house from every angle but still couldn't decide to like, or dislike it.
Written 29 August 2019
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jmeem42016
Dee Why, Australia809 contributions
Why are they here?
Jun 2019
These are statues on a building on a street near the Duomo and La Scala. Supposedly the building is from the 16th century long before photography, so the explanation they are here to photograph doesn't hold up. So why are these here? Have a look if you're in this area because it won't take long and they are good.
Written 12 August 2019
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Michael K
666 contributions
Figures with downcast heads on the columns of a building
May 2019 • Couples
Whimsical figures that adorned the front of a building just a short walk from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. They all have downcast heads and all except one have either their arms crossed or holding their hands together. All have solemn faces. Not quite sure what it means. Not a must see, but interesting for those looking for something unusual.
Written 9 June 2019
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nigni2002
Carimate, Italy2,661 contributions
Nice
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is Just behind the Duomo, 5 minutes on foot very near Manzoni“s hause. See Both of them in one shot.
Written 8 December 2018
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jordanellie41
Bolton, UK834 contributions
GREAT HANGING SCULPTURES
Sep 2018 • Solo
This building is purely for taking photos of the hanging sculptures on it's outside walls. There are eight figurines that front the building in a very narrow street but worthing viewing as it's just a stones throw from Piazza della scala.
Written 26 September 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
16.th century palace
Oct 2017 • Couples
The eight "giants" are male sculptures. Leone Leoni made this house for himself and added this caryatides to it. It is not far from La Scala in a side street.
Written 12 November 2017
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stumbled upon this magnificent site by chance, while wandering around La Scala. Amazing looking architecture, depicting giants who represent defeted nations/tribes. Very extravagant.
Written 8 November 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
A bit extravagant
Aug 2017 • Couples
The 16th century historic palace was designed by famous sculptor Leone Leoni for himself, as a home and working space. The most striking and recognizable feature of the house is eight male caryatids at its facade. They are known as Omenoni (or “big men” in Milanese dialect) and were sculpted in stone by Antonio Abondio, probably designed by the owner himself.
Written 17 September 2017
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opossumd
Cervo, Italia1,717 contributions
Eight giants
May 2016
The name means giants. They are the large high-relief representations of eight defeated barbarian tribes and were added to the façade of their home by a famous art collector and sculptor, Leone Leoni, and his son Pompeo, in the 16th c. A pretty unique sample of Baroque extravagance.
Written 13 September 2016
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