Saturday, October 4, 2008

Palazzo Canossa is one of the four buildings in Verona that were built by the 16th century architect, Michele Sanmicheli. He designed the building probably between 1530 and 1537 but it was not finished until around the second half of the 17th Century. On the loggia, eight mythological figures by Giuseppe Antonio Schiavi overlook the Corso Cavour down below. Giambattista Tiepolo painted the lounge vault with scenes from the Glory of Hercules however, most of it was lost in the second world war bombings.

Corso Cavour is a busy road. I almost never walk there but when I do, I can't but stop and admire the beautiful palaces. Although I was on the other side of the road, I couldn't frame the whole building, so I focused on the upper part: I thought the statues looked even more dramatic against the bright sky.


nobu said...

fascinating statues!

Ming the Merciless said...

The statues on top of the building are very impressive.

I keep forgetting Italian history pre-dates US history (or what is taught in school) by a thousand years or so.

Saretta said...

The building is quite striking against the sky, I like the angle.

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