This is Palazzo Reale, a beautiful building where you will always see a lot of people queuing to see one of the most beautiful contemporary art exhibitions that – more than 10 years ago – turned this place into one of the main and most prestigious cultural hubs of the city. After the second world war bombings it was involved in many 20-year long restoration and renovation projects, which seemed to never end.
Palazzo Reale history is intertwined with the one of the city and its origins are very old.
Let’s say that all those who ruled Milan lived here: Sirs, Signorie, Austrians, Napoleon and the House of Savoy had their seat here! It changed every time and, little by little, it was enriched with lots of works of art as you can see now – after Piermarini Neoclassical transformation.
About a century ago it became a State property and was opened to all the visitors.
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milan
Open on Mondays from 2.30pm till 7.30pm
Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 9.30am till 7.30pm
Open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30am till 10.30pm
how to get there:
tube line M1 Duomo
tram lines 2, 3, 14, 16, 24, 27