Corso Magenta and the Roman side of Milan. A special point of view over the city.
With its main entrance on Corso Magenta, the Residenze Litta is an integral part of the Palazzo Arese Litta monumental complex, which today houses the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, as well as the historical Litta Theatre, the oldest theatre still in operation in the city today.
Corso Magenta, the Cinque Vie and the surrounding areas all boast landmarks of great historical, architectural and artistic interest:
Palazzo Arese Litta, an illustrious Baroque building; the San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore church with its frescoes by Luini; Santa Maria delle Grazie which houses da Vinci’s Last Supper; the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica, a monument dating to early Christian and medieval times.
Nearby, one can go see the remains of the Imperial Palace, which dates back to when Mediolanum was the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and the Archaeological Museum with the Ansperto Tower, all important stops along a route featuring the Roman era of Milan which the City has recently installed to highlight the archaeological sites and relics of the old city.