the activities and musings of an american writer and editor in milan, italy • Updated: Dec 29, 2012 - 12:00AM • hits: 3597 for site today; 275 for page this week
Ca' Grande is now home to Milan's state university. Construction of it began in 1456 by Francesco Sforza. It was to house thirty smaller hospitals in the city. This is the reason for the name, Casa Grande.