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Piazza San Bernardo 26 - Agostino e Giacomo Salvago


Piazza San Bernardo 26 - Agostino e Giacomo Salvago

Piazza San Bernardo 26
( See the map )
FounderAgostino e Giacomo Salvago
Locality Piazzalunga
Roll 1576Level 2 Titular Henrico Salvago
Roll 1588Level 3 Titular Henrico Salvago

It was built in 1532 by Agostino and Giacomo Salvago within the medieval court of the Streggiaporco family where that of Marcello Salvago stood (1414); in 1550 the facade was frescoed by Ottavio Semino and the square restored. In 1576 and 1588 it appears in the list of palaces that offered hospitality to state guests.
The late medieval pattern is visible in the series of two-colour stones and in the trilobate arches on the main facade, as well as the mullioned windows on the upper floors of the side facades.
The 16th century portal by Giacomo Della Porta and Nicolò da Corte leads to the entrance-hall which is presently partitioned; the two marble statues surmounting it feature two wild men riding lions and hinting at the surname of the family ("salvago" means "selvaggio" i.e. wild).
The palace has only had single owners, the noble family Cicala first and then the Olcese family.