Casa di Alessandro Manzoni

Casa di Alessandro Manzoni, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Casa di Alessandro Manzoni Reviews: 4/5

Casa di Alessandro Manzoni
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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The area
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 • 4 min walk
  • San Babila • 6 min walk
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4.0
208 reviews
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Daiga T
London, UK261 contributions
House of a famous writer
May 2019 • Couples
My partner and I stumbled upon this accidentally while walking around Brera. The entry price is not too expensive - 5€
It’s a decent house. Couple of personal rooms and many original items.
Well worth a visit.
Written 22 May 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Famous Italian writer's home
Oct 2017 • Couples
Manzoni was in the 19t.th century a very famous writer. Here in this house he lived until his death. You can also visit the small museum dedicated to him and his works.
Written 12 November 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Home of the famous writer
Aug 2017 • Couples
The small palace was the residence of the famous Italian poet and writer, Alessandro Manzoni, and his family from 1813 until his death in 1873. His texts and manuscripts are today conserved in the Casa Museo Manzoni in this house.
Written 18 September 2017
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GlobetrotterMilano
Milan, Italy98 contributions
A piece of Milanese history well preserved
Jan 2017 • Friends
On a cold Sunday afternoon, we stopped by chance. And we were lucky. A guided tour was available for a small group of visitors in Italian, we went for it. It was worth it. The property is beautiful, you can smell a piece of Milanese history, and Alessandro Manzoni lived his time quite fully. He was making history with other writers, thinkers of his time. He left a mark in time. His house is a testimony of his intellect, knowledge, love for literature. The guide was very well prepared, and was able to pass on his story telling passionately. really worth it.
Written 31 January 2017
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drpaulfoodlover
Rondebosch, South Africa513 contributions
drpaufoodlover
Dec 2016 • Friends
Alessandro Manzoni a Milanese writer died in the house and there is an inscription to read in the square the piazza is very beautiful with the palazzo of the Bellgioiosi family next to it and the excellent restaurant Beoucc all very central and top class sites to visit or eat at.
Written 18 December 2016
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md1mm
Sheffield, UK1,407 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2016 • Friends
International visitors to Milan may not know who Manzoni was but this is a great place to visit. Manzoni was the Shakespeare of Italy and lived in the 19th century. The house is large and beautiful. It is very close to La Scala.
Written 6 March 2016
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel31,786 contributions
The renovations have ended.
Dec 2015 • Couples
Well, the renovations of this lovely building are finally finished, but unfortunately, due to Christmas and New Year's, the place was closed shut with no notices of the opening hours.
Rather disappointing, but at least peeking inside revealed the exhibits (or at least - some of them) are back.
Written 13 January 2016
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gpcd
Greenbelt, MD287 contributions
just restored
Oct 2015 • Friends
recently re-opened to the public in a quiet corner of downtown, this is the city home of one of the foremost authors in 19th century italian literature; the facade (see photo) opens onto a small square, mercifully off-limits to most vehicular traffic and parking. Unfortunately the property was sold and bought several times since the death of A. Manzoni, so that very little remains of the original furnishings. The building (indeed the whole block, of which this house is just a small fraction) is now owned by a bank. Photography of any kind is not allowed inside the building.
There is a ground floor study/library containing (allegedly) the collection of books that the Manzoni had in his times, a few writing implements, his glasses. This is maybe the most authentic room in the complex. Most of the books (either references, fiction or non-fiction) are unknown to a contemporary reader.
The other open-to-the-public room on the ground floor hosts a collection of portraits of famous people who were contemporaries and friends of Manzoni. The first floor (second floor for an american) is reached via a magnificent staircase, quite unexpected on a house of this size (would not be out of place in a much grander residence). Some rooms still have decorated wooden ceilings, while others have been redone in run-of-the-mill plaster. what is left of the old decoration is exquisite. on this story only the room where Manzoni lived after the death of his wives remains intact; the others are mostly filled with early editions of Manzoni’s works, portraits of him and his family, a few pieces of furniture. The explanatory panels are exhaustive, with the english translation of the italian text.
the second floor is off-limits. at the time of Manzoni this level of the house was occupied by the servants so there is probably very little to see anyway.
the garden, originally attached to and part of the residence is accessible only through the bank’s quarters.
being the abode of a literary giant, this house fails to convey the greatness of its owner.
Written 21 December 2015
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Monty-eFred
Milan70 contributions
Don't forget to look at the beautiful perspective
Oct 2015
The house itself is an important site. What I found most fascinating about it is that it totally reflects the character of Alessandro Manzoni. Rooms (including his bedroom) are plain, clean, rigorous almost. Except for the bedroom the other rooms are decorated with paintings and portraits of the artist and of the key chapters of its "Promessi Sposi". When leaving the house make sure you spend a little time admiring the beautiful architecture of pIazzetta Belgioioso; the perspective is great from Mr Manzoni's front door!
Written 28 October 2015
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel31,786 contributions
Under renovations.
May 2015 • Couples
Unfortunately, the palace was not open to the public due to some minor renovations.
Having peeked inside, it seems most of the exhibits from the museum were either covered or stored away somewhere else.
Having said that, the façade of the building looks nice and will look even better when the building's facelift is completed.
Written 4 September 2015
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