There are still a few archaeological remains of Roman Milan, many of which have come to light in recent years. There are also fragments of monuments that no longer exist, such as the city walls, the Circus and the Imperial Palace, symbols of an important past. The ancient city emerges beneath the modern city, and the City of Milan invites you on a journey through time.
Discover our itinerary 10 Steps in the Roman Milan.
The greatest concentration of the Roman landmarks in Milan can be found in the areas of Cairoli, Cordusio, Duomo, Cadorna, Sant’Ambrogio and Porta Genova. With an itinerary designed by the city’s local administration solely for pedestrians, new plaques, city maps, underground Metro station maps and ground signage define the walking tour itinerary through Roman Milan. Starting from via S. Giovanni sul Muro, where the old city walls stood, to one of the most significant Roman Milan landmarks, the former location of Emperor Massimian’s palace which featured thermal baths and a circus can be found between via Torino and corso Magenta in proximity to the archaeological excavations happening near via Brisa.