Milan is one of the most favorite tourist destinations for tourists from the Holy Land and if this is not your first visit to the land of the boot and you have already had time to visit and enjoy its beautiful capital city, aka Rome – then this is one of the destinations you should not miss.
Among the many tourist centers, you will find in Milan, the Royal Palace of the city is undoubtedly one of the main and most popular attractions and therefore it attracts crowds of visitors every day, making it one of the most important sites in the city.
The Royal Palace of Milan served for many years during the Middle Ages as the seat of the local government – the government of the city of Milan. During this period, the palace served as an important political center, and for a long period, it was also used as the residence of the dukes of the city, until the invasion of the French army into Milan, when the house of the nobility was converted and became a fortress.
After that and until the 20th century, in fact, several renovations, and extensive maintenance works were carried out, and whole buildings and areas were added to it, each with elements and decorations typical of the period in which they were carried out. These works were carried out due to natural wear and tear and the damage of time, but also due to unfortunate accidents such as several fires that occurred there in the 17th and 18th centuries and the heavy shelling from the British forces that hit it in 1943, which also led to the fire.
At the end of World War II, they began to repair the heavy damages, so completely new areas were built in the palace, while others were only partially preserved. It was only in 2000 that it was decided to order a full and more accurate reconstruction of the royal palace and today the building serves as a cultural center that is a testimony to the complex history of Italy and it hosts international art exhibitions that attract art lovers and intellectuals.
In addition to the changing exhibitions, during the tour of the Palace Museum, you can also get an impression of works of art that are regularly displayed there, mainly works in a modern and contemporary style, including valuable art collections that are displayed there as part of a collaboration with galleries and museums from all over the world. Among these works, you will also find renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and more.