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THE AUSTRIAN BARRACKS
saint John Nepomuceno
In 1706, as Eugenio di Savoia invaded Lombardy for emperor Joseph I of Hapsburg, Milan went to the Austrians. As already during the Spanish domination, the Castle continued to be used as a soldier barracks to host foreign troops. the Castle of Porta Giovia


Under Maria Teresa (who ruled from 1740 to 1780) and Joseph II of Hapsburg (from 1780 to 1790) Milan was transformed into a typical 18th century city. Today, in the courtyard known as the Piazza d'Armi, not far from the 'Torre di Bona', there is a statue of Saint John Nepomuceno by Giovanni Dugnani recalling the Austrian domination.
The Castle historical background


Castello Sforzesco - Piazza Castello   20121 MILAN