A little history
To track the origins of Milan's Royal Palace
you would have to go back to the Middle Ages, more precisely to the age of the Communes
, when it was known as Palazzo del Broletto Vecchio
Later on, with the advent of the Signoria
, it was renamed Palazzo Ducale
. It was the French, and then the Spanish, who moved in with their entourage, to turn it into a true Royal Palace.
Following centuries of stalemate, serious damage and fires, in the 1700s the Royal Place
thrived under the Habsburg domination, even hosting the Court Theatre (which after a terrible fire was relocated in the present Teatro alla Scala
theatre), and then experience Napoleon’s rule and the Restoration period.
How to reach it from Hotel Canada
Milan's Royal Palace
is situated opposite the Duomo
, which means within walking distance from our extremely central hotel.
Check out this specific itinerary
and discover how close it is .