Emperor's Palace of Milan, Milan

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The Royal Palace of Milan was the seat of government of the Italian city of Milan for many centuries. Today it serves as a cultural centre and home to expositions and exhibitions.Originally designed with a structure of two courtyards, the palace was then partially demolished to make room for the Duomo. The palace is located to the right of the facade of the cathedral opposite the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The facade of the building follows the style of the ancient courtyard, forming a recess in respect to Piazza del Duomo, known as the Piazzetta Reale .The magnificent Hall of Caryatids can be found on the main floor of the building. It occupies the site of the old theatre, which burned down in 1776 and is the only room that survived the heavy bombings of 1943. The damage caused by the incendiary and violent air movement was followed by a state of abandonment for over two years, which contributed to further serious damage to the building. Many of the neoclassical interiors of the Palace were lost.HistoryOriginsThe royal palace has ancient origins. It was first called the Palazzo del Broletto Vecchio and was the seat of city's government during the period of medieval communes in the Middle Ages.The palace became a key political centre during the rules of the Torriani, Visconti and Sforza households. After the construction of the Cathedral, the palace was heavily renovated under the government of Francesco Sforza.
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  • Remember via Brisa many years ago, when the foundations of the Imperial Palace (or Gorani) you would catch glimpses just as they were drowned out by a series of, scaffolding and hurdles that plundered Spanish the crumbling buildings just behind. With the riquilificazione not only the foundations have gained greater breath but the area around it has been restored, bringing to sight the Tower of Gorani and giving new life to a series of palaces now in decay. It's worth a spin.
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  • Surely the historical aspect of this site is very important, because remember when Mediolanum became one of the capitals of the Roman Empire. However, if you see it as a tourist and not by insiders, remain anonymous only foundations and a small remnant of a wall. Interesting, however, the explanatory panels.
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  • After examination of the frescoes the Church of San Maurizio, when moving to the Duomo, you can turn on via Brisa to explore archaeological sites (quiet green corner). The ruins of the Palace or cult constructions, whose plan is visible on remnants of foundations and walls.
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  • Great experience. Free modern art exhibition. Beautiful paintings
  • The architecture was amazing. History was found in very corner and the stain glasses were indescribable. The amount of skills and time it took to build something like that in those days, without the tools and machineries that is available now, is really something.
  • Excellent visit. Could have easily spent longer here. Didn't get to see the library. Plenty to explore and cheap thickets get you into all.
  • It is a royal palace which you wouldnt guess from the outside, but it will convince you from the inside. There are many decorated halls and conference rooms, one part is dedicated to the museum of Duomo
  • Excellent location, absolutely perfect for "Dentro Caravaggio". But there are always beautiful exhibitions here. It's a must!

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For a quintessential Milanese experience, stay in the bustling heart of the old town. This area offers easy foot access to most of Milan's main sites, as well as some of the city's finest restaurants, shops, and theaters. The central area is also quite crowded, and comfortable rooms in good hotels can be very expensive. Visitors traveling on a budget can choose from a range of top-notch B&Bs and family-operated hostels, which offer private parking and access to private outdoor space, minutes from Milan's main attractions.
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