Architect Galeazzo Alessi

Galeazzo Alessi (1512 - 1572)

Galeazzo Alessi was an Italian architect from Perugia. He was known for his distinctive style based on the ancient architecture. Under the direction of Giovanni Battista Caporali he studied drawing for civil and military architecture. For years he lived in Genoa. He was involved in the restoration of the city walls and the lay-out of the streets and also he was responsible for many of impressive palazzi. In many Italian cities his work can be found, for example in Ferrara, Bologna, Naples. In Milan he designed the facade of Santa Maria presso San Celso. He designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi together with Vignola, the seventh largest Christian church at the time. Throughout Europe, he designed palaces and churches in France, Germany and Flanders. He lay-outed designs for El Escorial in Spain.

Important works by Galeazzo Alessi 

  • Rocca Paolina, remodelling
  • Loggia at the Oratorio di S. Angelo della Pace
  • S. Maria del Popolo (Camera di Commercio)
  • Loggia for the Palazzo dei Priori, remodelling
  • Convent of Santa Giuliana (S. Caterina)
  • Portale of the Villa del Leone
  • Doorway in the southern flank of the Duomo
  • Works for San Pietro
  • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Tabernacle of San Francesco
  • Works in the Cathedral of San Rufino
  • Villa Giustiniani-Cambiaso, Albaro
  • Basilica of S. Maria Assunta, Carignano
  • Porta del Molo (Porta Siberia), inserted in the city walls
  • Cupola of St. Lawrence Cathedral
  • Villa Pallavicini, called Villa delle Peschiere
  • Villa Grimaldi-Sauli in Bisagno
  • Proposals for the palazzi in the Strada Nuova
  • Palazzo Marino (Municipio di Milano), for the Genoese Tommaso Marino.
  • San Barnaba
  • Auditorium of the Scuole Canobiane
  • Santa Maria presso San Celso
  • San Raffaele
  • Various projects in the Duomo di Milano, including the monument of the Arcimboldi.
  • Church of the Gesù