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GREAT HANGING SCULPTURES

This building is purely for taking photos of the hanging sculptures on it's outside walls. There... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
jordanellie41
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Bolton, United Kingdom
16.th century palace

The eight "giants" are male sculptures. Leone Leoni made this house for himself and added this... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
545medva
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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This building is purely for taking photos of the hanging sculptures on it's outside walls. There are eight figurines that front the building in a very narrow street but worthing viewing as it's just a stones throw from Piazza della scala.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The eight "giants" are male sculptures. Leone Leoni made this house for himself and added this caryatides to it. It is not far from La Scala in a side street.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this magnificent site by chance, while wandering around La Scala. Amazing looking architecture, depicting giants who represent defeted nations/tribes. Very extravagant.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The 16th century historic palace was designed by famous sculptor Leone Leoni for himself, as a home and working space. The most striking and recognizable feature of the house is eight male caryatids at its facade. They are known as Omenoni (or “big men” in...More

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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...More

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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.

Thank TheShis
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...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

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.

Thank Ceri S
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

1  Thank pitmello
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.

Thank Maylinda
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