Le Dimore del Quartetto

PALAZZO CRESPI, MILANO

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Casa Crespi is located in the center of Milan, facing Corso Venezia. This house represents one of the few remaining fully intact traditional Milanese-style upper-class homes.
The building dates from the 17th century and was renovated in the 1920s by architect Piero Portaluppi. This house hosts a prestigious and historic art collection from XIV to XX century. An imposing staircase leads from the inner courtyard up to the first floor, where a large and richly appointed apartment is still in use as a residence. In all the rooms one can admire splendid paintings (including the celebrated cityscapes of Canaletto), collections of antique ceramics, sculptures and bronzes, as well as innumerable books and objets-d’arte.