Palazzo Cusani

Agostino III Cusani, Bishop of Pavia entrusted the completion of the works on Via Brera to the architect Giovanni Ruggeri, who worked there from 1715 to 1717. Ruggeri created a vast facade of seventeenth-century design with the introduction of new decorative means. The main courtyard in Ricchino style has a rectangular plan, with 2 portico sides characterised by linked, Tuscan columns in granite. The facade overlooking the garden is by Piermarini. The Cusani building was granted by the family to the State of the Kingdom of Italy (Napoleonic) and became the Ministry of War. Today the Palazzo Cusani is the base of the Italy Army whose Territorial Command and Official Clubhouse is located there