Palazzo Visconti

The Palace of Prospero Visconti is a sixteenth century palace in Milan. The palace was built between 1589 and 1591 and designed by Giuseppe Meda in collaboration with Pellegrino Tibaldi. Hit hard by the bombings of World War II, of the original structure only the facade remains, enclosed in rusticated pilasters: the building is centered on the portal, typical of late Lombard Renaissance, surmounted by the crest of the Visconti and from the balcony of the main floor; the windows have triangular simple pediments. Upstairs, remarkable are the curved pediments of the windows with carved busts of the Visconti family of Milan and of Philip II and Philip III of Spain.