13 October 1703|
|Died||19 October 1772 (aged 69)|
|Occupation||Architect and businessman|
|Notable work||Auberge de Castille|
|Spouse(s)||Teresa Gam (m. 1737)|
Andrea Belli (13 October 1703 – 19 October 1772) was a Maltese architect and businessman. He designed several Baroque buildings, including Auberge de Castille in Valletta, which is now the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta.
Life and career
Belli became an architect, and he designed several buildings in the Baroque style. These include:
- Seminary (now the Cathedral Museum), Mdina (1733–42, attributed)
- Augustinian priory, Rabat (1740)
- Auberge de Castille, Valletta (1741–45)
- Bishop's curia, Floriana (1743)
- Centrepiece of Bishop's Palace, Valletta
- Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Siġġiewi (1750)
- Palazzo Don Raimondo (now the National Museum of Fine Arts), Valletta (1761–63, attributed)
- St. Philip Neri church, Birgu (attributed)
- Palazzo Bonici, Valletta
- Chapel at Villa Cagliares in Zejtun (attributed)
Belli was also involved in business, and in 1741 he took over the firm of the Manoel Theatre.
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