- the terracotta façade
- the hidden courtyard
This is the house where the famous Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni died.
Very well known for his “Promessi Sposi”, one of the finest Italian novels, Manzoni used the room dedicated to his study until the end and therefore, to celebrate his great work as a writer which we assume was born within these walls, this room was left untouched. The room is drenched of history as you can still see his bookshelves, his desk and his armchair.
The house has two different entrances: the first one is decorated and covered in terracotta, while the second one, from via Morone, is way simpler, only daub.
In the ivy lined courtyard, you will feel the Nineteenth-Century atmosphere.
Currently Casa Manzoni is closed for restoration. The reopening will take place in July 2015.
Wikipedia: Casa del Manzoni
Official website: Casa del Manzoni