Palazzo Muzio

A timeless masterpiece of masonry, the building is situated at the hub of contemporary Sondrio, between piazza Garibaldi, piazza Campello and the railway station. It was designed by the esteemed Milanese architect Giovanni Muzio in 1930, to house the offices of the province, prefecture and police.
The building takes up most of the city block between via Vittorio Veneto and via XXV Aprile, linked by a covered passageway around which the structure stands. The two imposing towers represent, in hierarchical order, the Prefecture (the taller tower, on the west side) and the Province. With some modifications, Muzio adopted the features of the local architecture, like the lozenge-shaped incisions on the facades, and used stone from Valtellina and Valchiavenna, worked according to the local methods. The walls of the council hall are decorated with six encaustic paintings by Gianfilippo Usellini, dating back to 1934, depicting work typical of the Valtellina tradition.
Inside the offices of the Prefect and the President of the Province, Muzio designed two stŁas made of Swiss pine and
ornamented with geometric motifs.

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Via 25 aprile - Sondrio
Opening time

From Monday to Thursday
From 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:30 to 16:30
Friday morning
From 9:00 to 12:00

Not to be missed

A visit to the Gianfilippo Usellini's frescoes at the Consiglio Provinciale's hall (on reservation)

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