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Venue and Location

Sala L. Pirelli - Palazzo Clerici - Via Clerici, 5, 20121 Milan (Italy)

 

Clerici Palace

Palazzo Clerici is among Milan’s most charming historical palaces. Located in the heart of the city, in the 17th century district known as the “Contrada del prestino dei Bossi”, this building firstly belonged to one of the oldest and most powerful Milanese families, the Visconti dei Consignori di Somma. Around 1653, Battista Visconti sold it to the Clerici’s, a family of silk merchants and bankers from the Como Lake.

Indeed, the Austrians had entrusted the Milanese Ducat’s internal governance to the Clerici’s Family, who therefore needed a mansion house in Milan. The palace thus became one of the most sumptuous, luxurious residences in the city.