DOMENICO TREZZINI E ALTRI MAESTRI TICINESI A PIETROBURGO E TALLINN ALL’INIZIO DEL SETTECENTO
Keywords:Domenico Trezzini, Ticinese masters, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn, notes on Italian architects, 18th century
The activities and work of architect Domenico Trezzini (1670–1734),
and the masters that arrived in Russia with him, have been researched
for a long time, and many contentions have been concretised or
disproven at various times. This article focuses on the issue of how
masters from a single area – Ticino, Switzerland – ended up creating
important fortifications, palaces and churches in the Russian Empire
during the reign of Peter the Great at the beginning of 18th century.
The author describes the movement of Trezzini and the Ticino masters
from Copenhagen to Moscow as reported in various historical sources
and the works of Danish and Russian researchers.