On February 19, 2014 a monument to a famous architect Domenico Trezzini was opened on Vasilyevsky island
Domenico Trezzini (around 1670-1734) was the main architect in Russia since 1703, where he arrived by invitation of Peter the Great. The emperor offered the Swiss Italian professional the position of a chief architect in the new-born city. The Summer Palace of Peter the Great in the Summer Garden, the Peter and Paul Cathedral in the cognominal fortress and the Twelve Collegia are all among the projects of this architect.
- Address: St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya emb., 21