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Palazzo Marino

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Centro Storico
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Address: Piazza della Scala 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
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16th-century palace

This palazzo has been Milan's city hall since 1861. Now, apart of its architectural value, there is an art centre, where different exhibitions take place.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minsk, Belarus
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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palazzo has been Milan's city hall since 1861. Now, apart of its architectural value, there is an art centre, where different exhibitions take place.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This art container opens its doors every year to host an impressive piece for free. I have been going here for years, but now it looks as if people eventually realised the weight of these events and it's getting more and more popular. The installations are always sensual and contemporary, and free postcards, bookmarks as well as a guided tour... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Every year before Christmas, the city mayor of Milan "offers" one special piece of art to be admired at this magnificent Palazzo Marino ... I have to say this is a great thing the city has ... see, they have amazingly well-trained tour guides who will explain you the painting / sculpture you're seeing ... only ONE per year ...... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

This mid 16th century palace is located in Scala square, and unfortunately, it has not aged gracefully. The city of Milan should really make some effort to make it look a tad more presentable, being the current town hall.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Part of a tour at the Duomo. Nice building with art in the ceiling. There is a tour for historic period of Italy. For the lovers of historic Italy. See Pictures

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

this is the official, representative site of Milano’s city administration; while most of the departments and the interfaces with citizens are kept elsewhere, this is the building where the city council meets and the mayor holds office and receives visitors. As such the building is usually off-limits to tourists. Guided tours are offered twice a week but reservations are required... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

The architect Tommaso Alessi designed this Palazzo in the 16th c. for Tommaso Marino, banker. It serves now as the city hall with its imposing, but rather sober façade that shares the onlookers' attention with the 18th c. façade of La Scala theatre. They are both proud emblems of Milan's classical soul.

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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

The birth of Christ, the only exhibit of the palace, free entry with Italian guide and video with English subtitles. The beauty of the roof was unexpected.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Another beautiful building in Milan which is worth visiting it get busy sometimes and during the festive periods it looks stunning

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a lovely palace, dating back to the mid 1550's, located opposite the Opera house. Nowadays, the palace serves as Milan's town hall. While the palace does look lovely on the outside, close examination show a lot wear and tear and the place seems to needs a little TLC.

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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.
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