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In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, public and private meetings are strongly discouraged in all the country.
People must stay at home. A distance of a meter or so is kept in case of any personal encounters. Webcams have temporarily become the default communication tool.
Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, theaters, concert halls and cinemas are closed till Monday, April 13 at least; so are schools and universities. Supermarkets, pharmacies, tobacconists and computer shops are allowed to make exceptions to the rule. Sport events have been suspended at all. More official news here.

 
Palazzo Belgiojoso was built by Giuseppe Piermarini (the same 18th century architect who designed the Scala) on behalf of the Belgiojoso family, which we also come across while visiting the Villa Reale.

As for the pronunciation, bear in mind that Belgiojoso is the old way of writing a name which appears in the current Milanese phone directories as Belgioioso. It sounds something like Bal-joh-yoh-soh - and it means "handsomehappy"...

It was in this palazzo, by the way, that the famous industrialist and financier, Raul Gardini, committed suicide in 1993.


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Piazza Belgiojoso 2
La Scala district
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Point of Interest map


 
 

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