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Palazzo Mezzabarba


A masterpiece of Lombard architecture, the palace was built between 1726 and 1733 and was designed by the architect Veneroni for the Mezzabarba family which chose it as their residence. In 1876 the palace was purchased by the municipal authorities for the Town Hall and was then extended with the addition of the adjacent building which is clearly fascist in inspiration. The facade of the palace is quite severe with its dynamic architecture not to mention the decorative details around the windows and balcony, in complete contrast with the opulent interior. The ballroom, now the meeting room for the Town Council, is exceptionally lovely with its decorations and frescoes of scenes from ancient mythology by the painter Giovanni Angelo Borroni.