(b. 1869, Milano, d. 1917, Milano)

Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori: general view

Campo de Fiori, Varese

Sommaruga's major mature work was the eight-storey Grand Hotel Tre Croci and the attached funicular station (1908-12) at Campo de Fiori, all at the top of the Sacre Monte di Varese, where the rubble stonework of the lower storeys merges into the hillside, and incredible wrought-iron sculptures crown the pylons of the funicular entrances.

Campo dei Fiori di Varese is a mountain located in the northern part of Varese. It has an elevation of 1,227 metres. On the eastern side of the mountain facing Varese sits the Art Nouveau-style Grand Hotel Campo Dei Fiori.

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