Emperor's Palace Ruins

Milan, Italy

The Emperor's Palace in Milan was founded in about 291 AD by emperor Diocletian. Here Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD.

Residential and ambassadorial sectors, private baths and the circus, where the Emperor appeared solemnly to his subjects, and victory in chariot races became symbolic of Imperial victories, took up an entire sector of the city. The only visible traces of this vast polyfunctional quarter, which stayed in use perhaps up until the tenth century, are the remains of an ambassadorial building which had central heating; many archaeological remains are probably to be found under the buildings around Via Brisa.

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Via Brisa 16, Milan, Italy
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Founded: c. 291 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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www.turismo.milano.it

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ernst wit (2 years ago)
The ruins between the apartment buildings provides a peaceful setting for a nice stroll. The explanatory boards on the side give some hint of the original splendor of Imperial palace of the Western Roman empire in the 3rd century.
ernst wit (2 years ago)
The ruins between the apartment buildings provides a peaceful setting for a nice stroll. The explanatory boards on the side give some hint of the original splendor of Imperial palace of the Western Roman empire in the 3rd century.
Hugo Lopez (3 years ago)
Impressive taste of history in a tiny little block
Hugo Lopez (3 years ago)
Impressive taste of history in a tiny little block
Mikko Moisio (3 years ago)
Nice but not much left
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