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Casa degli Omenoni

Via Degli Omenoni 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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16.th century palace

The eight "giants" are male sculptures. Leone Leoni made this house for himself and added this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
545medva
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Budapest, Hungary
Stunning

We stumbled upon this magnificent site by chance, while wandering around La Scala. Amazing looking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aleksandar S
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Via Degli Omenoni 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This time around, we managed to take a better look at the wonderful statues that sort of hold the entire house on their backs. They are absolutely amazing, having survived the centuries, and they literally look as if they are taken from a movie set.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The most striking element of this beautiful house are the 8 sculptures that seem to carry the entire house on their back. They are beautifully (and quite eerily) sculptured and date back to the mid 1560's. The house is open to the public and is...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 20 February 2014

I saw this as part of the free walking tours and because be could explain it all I found it very interesting. It's looks amazing but with out hearing about why the statues are made this way you don't fully appreciate it.

Thank Ceri S
Reviewed 27 March 2013

It's home to the most exclusive and prestigious gentlemens club of the city, and it is a splendid building. Who walks in here, you can bet on it, is important for the city of Milan

1  Thank pitmello
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Home and studio of Leone Leoni, a troublesome artist of the 1500's. Now a private residence guarded by giant statues. Impressive.

Thank Maylinda
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Outstanding & creative figurines add to the architecture. When I lived there, I went by often as the Aveda hair salon was right at that corner.

Thank MilanoExPat
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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
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