Loggia dei Militi

Cremona, Italy

The Loggia dei Militi ('Soldiers' Loggia') is a historical building in Cremona. As reported by an inscription on its façade, it was built in 1292.

The Loggia was the seat of assemblies for the local 'Società dei Militi'. It is constituted by two rectangular rooms. Under the portico is the coat of arms of Cremona, moved here from the Margherita Gate when the latter was demolished in 1910.



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Founded: 1292
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Fabrizio D.R. (12 months ago)
The Loggia dei Militi gets its name because the captains of the city militias met here. Built in 1292, it is one of the most significant Gothic civil buildings in northern Italy. It has an elegant terracotta structure with a portico with two high ogival arches, surmounted by three-lancet and mullioned-lancet windows crowned by battlements
Roberto Bruno (13 months ago)
It is located under the Palazzo Comunale on the Piazza del Comune side, opposite the Cathedral; beautiful loggia, some sculptures, many commemorative plaques, an appetizer of what is then found inside the overlying palace.
Thomas Barresi (2 years ago)
Impossible not to visit this historic and characteristic place of Cremona. Here the city militia met to organize themselves on a military level. I invite everyone to inquire about the legends surrounding the symbols of the city such as Hercules, the mythical founder of the city returning from one of his labors, and the arm that supports a golden ball, a pledge that the city had to pay periodically before conquering the city. 'independence.
Dario Grillo (2 years ago)
The Loggia is located in the Piazza Maggiore near the baptistery and the cathedral
Gaetano Cavaleri (2 years ago)
Loggia dei Militi .. square of the Cremona municipality. The loggia dei militi is a historic Cremonese building certainly one of the oldest in the city, in the facade of the building there is a walled plaque in which in the center there is the banner of the municipality accompanied by the lions representing the 4 gates of the city of Cremona . Ariberta, Pertusia, San Lorenzo, and Natali, the plaque also specifies that the Loggia dei Militi was built in 1292. The lodge was a meeting place for the militia society ... a society that existed for a long time before the construction of this building to which the richest and most eminent inhabitants of the city and its territory belonged. In addition to social gatherings, the building was used for the custody of flags, statutes, and other social objects. According to an architectural scheme also present in the other Lombard civil buildings of the time, the loggia of the soldiers consists of 2 overlapping rectangular rooms, the emblem of Cremona is preserved under the portico, a sculptural composition consisting of 2 Hercules holding the city ​​coat of arms. According to legend, Hercules was the founder of Cremona, the emblem of Cremona was not found here originally, however, it was transferred there from the Porta Margherita, demolished in 1910 and placed there in 1964 a plaque. In May 2015, the crown placed at the top of the sculpture was destroyed by an act of vandalism.
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