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Loggia dei Militi description and photos - Italy: Cremona. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Loggia dei Militi.
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Loggia dei Militi - one of the oldest buildings in the Lombard city of Cremona, a popular tourist attraction. An inscription on a plaque embedded in the wall of the facade says that the Loggia was built in 1292.
Loggia dei Militi was a meeting place for members of the military society "Sochieta dei Militi", which existed long before the construction of this building and which included the richest and most influential inhabitants of Cremona and the surrounding cities. In addition to the fact that public gatherings were held in the Loggia, it was also used to store banners, statutes and other important social items.
Loggia dei Militi architecturally represents two rectangular spaces, one above the other, like many other urban buildings in Lombardy of that period. Under the portico you can see the emblem of Cremona - a sculptural composition consisting of two Hercules, who hold the city's coat of arms between them. According to legend, it was Hercules who was the founder of Cremona. It must be said that the emblem was transferred to the Loggia dei Militi from the Porta Margarita gate, which was destroyed in 1910.
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