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Casa degli Omenoni

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Address: Via degli Omenoni, 3, 20121 Milan, Italy

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Eight giants

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of Baroque extravagance.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 good for a couple of minutes of browsing through the paintings and statues inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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.
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