Santino Solari

Santino Solari (1576 – April 10, 1646), was an Italian architect and sculptor, who worked mainly in Austria. He was born at Verna near Como.

Interior of the octagonal dome of Salzburg Cathedral, designed by Solari
Crypt 31 (Petersfriedhof Salzburg): the grave of Santino Solari

In 1612, he was appointed chief architect of Salzburg by the archbishop Markus Sittikus. His work introduced north Italian early baroque to Austria. Solari died in Salzburg and is buried in the St. Peter's Cemetery there.


His son, Ignazio Solari, executed, together with Fra Donato Mascagni, the frescoes in the Salzburg Cathedral. He also painted the altar piece "Burial of Christ" on the north wall of the cathedral.