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Palazzo Litta, Milan

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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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  • It was inaugurated yesterday 14/07 the exhibition space with an example of soil stratigraphy with finds from various centuries, Roman amphorae used to drain the soil, pieces of medieval and Renaissance ceramics found in situ, etc. The beautiful Roman mosaic, to which they are exposed pictures during excavation at the moment is not visible and waiting to find a suitable accommodation. Another piece of history in Milan that emerges from the past! It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 12.
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  • Palazzo Litta located on the street Corso Magenta, 24, the construction of the Palace in Baroque style for the family of an influential judge Bartolomeo Arese accounted for 17-18 century. In the history of the building many times changed its owners, subjected to reconstruction, but the last restoration, the former in 1989 year returned the building to its original pale Crimson color.
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  • Beautiful theatre.
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  • beautiful
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  • Very nice theater!
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