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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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  • A baroque palace, beautiful building in the old town. It was built in XVII century and was a home for Arese and Litta families - Milanese influential houses of the time.  more »
  • You will have to find out when it is open and I believe that now one only goes through it with guides. In any case, this was one of the most important palaces in Italy and hosted among others Mozart a...  more »
  • wonderful baroque palace in Milan, mirrors, gold, glitz elegant-it is not always open, but soon will be.
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  • nice palace
  • Beautiful building that encloses the glory and splendour of the milanese aristocracy. Beautiful ballroom with mirrors of the first floor. Pity that this monument is mostly closed and opened the rare times a year just by coincidence of events inside
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  • To see! Especially during the fuorisalone when there are very interesting productions.
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  • awesome theater
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  • Roberto latini's Bra show excellent theater he really only an amazing actor recommended to all theatre lovers
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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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