Giuseppe Palanti, the painter who founded a city

11 May 2012

What happens when a painter founds a city? It was August 1912 when Milano Marittima, a brand-new resort for middle-class Milanese, was founded in a pinewood within the municipality of Cervia, on the northern Adriatic sea. The project of the city was designed by eclectic Milanese artist Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946), who took inspiration by Ebenezer Howard’s idea of […]