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Palazzo Litta, Milan
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The Palazzo Litta, also known as the Palazzo Arese-Litta, is a Baroque structure in Milan, northern Italy, opposite San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and dating from the period of Spanish rule of the city.Architect Francesco Maria Richini built the nucleus of the palazzo in the years 1642–1648 for Count Bartolomeo Arese, a member of one of the most influential Milanese families of the period who became President of the Senate of Milan in 1660. Palazzo Litta thus became an important centre of Milanese fashionable and political culture. Grand parties held here over the years included receptions for Archduchess Mariana of Austria, for Margaret Theresa of Spain, for Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, for Maria Theresa of Austria, for Eugène de Beauharnais and for the arrival of Napoleon in Milan.Apart from its general plan, the principal features which remain essentially intact from the original seventeenth-century building are the piano nobile (although largely redecorated) and one of Richini’s courtyards. The family oratory, also the work of Richini, and consecrated in 1671, was later turned into a private theatre for the use of the family and its invitees. The theatre, the oldest in Milan, is still in use as the Teatro Litta di Milano, which also has a second performance space located in the old stable block.
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  • The Palazzo Litta, is situated in Milan, in Corso Magenta is considered one of the very important examples of Baroque architecture. Its main entrance is covered by a balcony, among large halls, indoor environments, the most characteristic is the Hall of mirrors. Well worth the visit.
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  • After a long time I have been fortunate enough to review the delightful interiors in spring for the Fuori Salone and a few weeks ago on a special occasion. Magnificent and sumptuous environments-such as the Hall of mirrors, red salon and the Duchess, all with the original furnishings, paintings and tapestries, gilded stucco of XVIII century-accessed by climbing the majestic grand staircase to three flights made by Carlo Giuseppe Merlo in 1740.
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  • Visited with friends. Beautiful and fun water features. Interesting story and the tour, which is done with a guide. Visiting hours and information on the site of the Villa.
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  • Milan's historic theatre with always a great theatrical season
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  • Beautiful theatre.
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  • Visit the historic building, example of Baroque architecture in Milan, and be greeted by a guide in vintage dresses that chronicles the vicissitudes of Arese family and its successors, is no small feat! Beautiful building that blooms with dances, music and history thanks to the skill of the actors Theater annex. The honour courtyard, the sumptuous staircase that provides access to the rooms and the spectacular Hall of mirrors, ...
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  • Very nice theater!
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  • beautiful
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