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Royal Palace of Milan, Italy

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Piazza del Duomo
20122 Milano MI

Milano, Italy
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N45° 27' 47.52" E9° 11' 28.104"   (45.4632, 9.19114)
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The Royal Palace of Milan (Italian: Palazzo Reale di Milano) 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. It covers 7,000 square meters of space and regularly exhibits modern and contemporary art works and famous collections in cooperation with notable museums and cultural institutions from around the world. More than 1,500 masterpieces are on display annually.
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 (English: Small Royal Square).
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.


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Royal Palace of Milan

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 12, 20122 Milano MI, Italy