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Augusto Guidini

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Architetto Augusto Guidini



Augusto Guidini Swiss architect and urban planner, member of the Swiss Federal Commission for Fine Arts, member of the Monuments Conservation Committee of Milan and the Commission of Fine Arts and Antiquities, superintendent of the restoration of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio and member of the jury for the new facade of the Duomo of Milan in 1886.

In the seventies of the nineteenth century he collaborated with the engineer Giuseppe Mengoni in the construction of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. He became a member of the Monuments Committee of Milan and the Province as superintendent.
He took care of the architectural aspect of Via Dante in Milan, of the monument dedicated to Garibaldi, built in Largo Cairoli, of the Cathedral of Monza, of the Castle of Trezzo d'Adda and of the Abbey of Chiaravalle.

Guidini in Montevideo in South America, took care of the drafting of the city's town plan. In Switzerland on the lake promenade of Lugano he realized the redevelopment of Villa Merlina, transformed into the Grand Hotel Splendide, as of the Palazzo Piccoli, today Hotel Beha. Also in Lugano he built the Cantonal Palace of Studies of Lugano, the current Lyceum. In Locarno he built the nursery and the tombs of Vincenzo Vela and other important works on Lake Lugano.


Works on Lake Maggiore:

Villa Taranto


 
Villa Scagliola


 
Palazzo Bolongaro (conservation and restoration works to the property located next to the main house, built in 1772, among the first villas of Lake Maggiore, now called Villa Rosmini in Stresa, for hosting the philosopher and religious of Rovereto Antonio Rosmini and also Villa Ducale, because Elisabeth of Saxony came on holiday in this place from 1857 to 1912)


 




Villa Della Casa in Baveno (created for the Swiss businessman Nicola Della Casa).
 

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