- the beautiful bricks façade and the contrast against the sky
- the bikes/motorbikes often parked in front of the arches
Entering the cloisters of Università Statale “Cà Granda” means going back to a very far past, imagining how this environment would look like in the Renaissance.
Designed in the 15th century by Florentine architect Filarete, it’s been one of the first Northern Italy’s Renaissance buildings. Externally, in via Festa del Perdono, you can admire the long bricks façade enriched with windows, arches and decorated mullioned windows. Internally the Richini honour courtyard will appear in all its monumental beauty marked by two rows of arches.
Besides the main courtyard another four, from Filarete can still be admired. Two of these (those called Della Ghiacciaia and Della Legnaia) were rebuilt after Second World War bombings, while the others (Cortile dei Bagni and Cortile della Farmacia) still are the original XV century courtyards.
Wikipedia: Cà Granda