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Palazzo Pallavicino, characterised by an elegant neoclassical style, was designed by architect Faustino Rodi at the beginning of the 19th century for the noble Pallavicino Family. The monumental facade appears divided into five parts, the central and the two outer sections projecting outwards in relation to the street, with ashlar decoration on the lower part, while the first floor is marked by classical tympanum windows. The semicircular atrium opens onto the grandiose porticoed courtyard, held up by paired Doric columns in pink granite, and leads on the far side to an internal garden. On the right-hand side there is the main dual staircase with barrelled cover and refined stucco decoration.