The first concrete sources on Milan’s foundation and its name’s origin date back to the Insubri Gauls. This population of Celtic origin migrated southwards from the cold Germanic territories. It arrived in Northern Italy, creating the first actual settlement around the 6th-4th century, thus defining the city’s origins. However, the Insubrians soon attracted the attention of the rising power of Rome, which conquered the territory and Latinised the city. From then on, such a humble settlement went down into history as Mediolanum. Despite today’s industrialisation, the city still offers incredible and valuable evidence of a glorious past awaiting exploration. You will discover both famous and hidden places through the lenses of ancient Roman times, suggesting a beautiful contrast between the old Mediolanum and modern Milan. Using your smartphone, dive into a Roman Milanese setting as you stroll through the streets of Milan at your own pace.
We recommend double-checking opening hours for places of interests since scheduled hours may slightly change through the year; the aim of this itinerary is to narrate visitors an insightful storytelling, and enjoy places connected to Roman times even from the outside!
Entrance to the suggested places is highly recommended to enjoy our itinerary to the fullest, but it is not mandatory!