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Piazza Cordusio, Milan

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Piazza Cordusio is a square in central Milan, Italy. The piazza takes its name from the Cors Ducis which was found in the square during Longobard times. It is well known for its several turn-of-the-19th-century Neoclassical, eclectic and Art Nouveau buildings, banks and post offices. Even though many of these have now relocated elsewhere, it is still an important commercial square in the city and hosts the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, the Palazzo del Credito Italiano and the Palazzo delle Poste, former Borsa di Milano . Piazzale Cordusio hosts the Cordusio metro station and is the starting point of the elegant pedestrian Via Dante which leads to the imposing medieval Castello Sforzesco, or Milan Castle. Opposite to Via Dante, Cordusio borders onto Piazza Mercanti, former city centre in the Middle Ages, which leads directly to Piazza del Duomo, today's city centre.PalacesPalazzo delle Assicurazioni GeneraliThis palace is the main one in the square, and was built by architect Luca Beltrami from 1897 to 1901. It is the main headquarter of the mega-finance corporation Assicurazioni Generali. It has a small tower with a dome.Palazzo del Credito ItalianoThe palace of the Credito Italiano, which is a semi-circular eclectic building, designed by Luigi Broggi.
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  • Just a normal square in Milano. Only noticable thing are the large pavement stones, but they exists on many places.  more »
  • A square that is of road to the Park Sempione going from the Duomo, is very busy, there is large amount of sites to eat and others, with people until high hours of the night. One square of the many that exist in Milan.
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  • Not an attractive place per se. Seems to be a significant conjunction point with tram lines and train stops. It is also the start of Via Dante which leads to Castle Sforza. There are a couple of build...  more »