Imperial Palace Maximian
Imperial Palace Maximian
3.5
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Cairoli • 6 min walk
  • Cadorna • 6 min walk

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Airborne503
Raleigh, NC
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Nothing much left to see but a small very area of “ruins”. In its defense it’s not advertised as a “must see” or a “significant “ site so just walking by its worth a 5 minute stop.
Written 26 November 2023
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
I’m always a little disappointed at historic sites like this. I’m told there existed things like: bathhouses, residences, circus, etc., but I can never make out the way it looked. It just ends up looking like a pile of rocks to me. I commend the people who have not done anything with the remains; maybe there’s a way to restore the whole thing. Attached are photos, in case someone can put all the pieces of rocks together and develop some kind of picture of the original.
Written 25 May 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Roman ruins of which there is not much left to see. Nearby is the Archaeological Museum with the remains of the original Roman wall.
Written 27 April 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
My wife and I were walking from the Brera neighborhood to the Naviglio Grande when we went by the Roman ruins of Il Palazzo Imperiale. I was surprised to learn that Milan was at one time the capital of the Roman Empire. It is worth a quick look.
Written 6 October 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Milan was once the capital of the Roman empire. It too has some remnants of its history.

I would not had been here if I did not go on a walking tour.

You see the preserved ruins of the imperial palace. There are some information boards and it is a good photo opportunity.
Written 25 July 2019
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This was the Milan capital of the Roman Empire. Dating back to the 3rd century, there are portions of the ruins that are also underneath current structures. I just happened to pass by some of the ruins and they caught my eye.
Written 30 January 2019
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This very interesting, though apparently not very well known site by tourists, is worth visiting. It is a reminder of the historical importance of the city of Milan since the times of the emperors. There is even a plan on the site explaining how the imperial palace must have been built.
Written 27 August 2016
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LF987
Sylvan Lake, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
The palace is incredible. It is very ornate. You can take a guided tour or not. Be sure to include the dungeons.
Written 16 November 2014
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fi_decorso
Milan, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
After some time, finding myself in the area, yesterday I returned to visit the Imperial Palace, a vast complex - a real neighborhood - made up of the main residence and the various buildings of the court, which from 286 to 402 represented the heart of the Roman Empire of the West, of which Mediolanum was the capital.
Compared to the previous visit, I noticed the excellent work done in the recovery and restoration of what remained, both in the structural part and in the mosaic surfaces. In fact, I noticed how the few visible remains have been materially brought back to a more than appreciable level, recreating, as far as possible, a minimal but significant planimetric development, which is also well illustrated by the explanatory panels present on site.
All reasons that seem to me to justify, for once, the maximum rating.
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Written 15 June 2024
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