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From Wednesday, May 30 2012 to Sunday, December 31 2017
PLACE TO VISIT: THE ROYAL PALACE
is one of the landmarks of Art in Milan. The building hosts exhibitions devoted to cyclically multiple forms of expression, from painting to sculpture, from photography to video art.
The history of the Palace is inextricably linked to that of Milan. Seat of city government since the late Middle Ages, played a strategic role politically with the coming of the lords of the Torriani, Visconti and Sforza. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, the building was transformed according to the neoclassical architect Giuseppe Piermarini
fees. Since then it was the palace of kings, by Maria Theresa of Austria to Napoleon, Ferdinand I to the Savoy. Distinguished artists celebrated the glories of kings and emperors, and enriched the palace of art works, paintings and furniture. In 1919 the Royal Palace passed to the State of the Italian government and was opened to the public. The bombing in 1943 destroyed part of the building, that only after a long period of recovery and restoration has been returned to the city.