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Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Piazza del Duomo represents not only the geographic center of the city, but also its artistic, cultural, and social hub. This vibrant public space is named after and dominated by the city's main cathedral, one of the largest Gothic structures in Europe. As one of the city's main tourist attractions, this busy piazza was created in the 14th century and gradually developed, along with the iconic cathedral, over the next 600 years. The piazza's overall plan, in its current form, dates back to the 19th century and is largely the work of architect Gieuseppe Mengoni. The monumental buildings encircling the piazza, with the exception of the cathedral and a palace that once served as the seat of the city's civil government, were introduced by Mengoni's design. The piazza is also home to one of the world's oldest shopping malls, housed inside an imposing four-story structure that is a popular meeting and dining place. With our online itinerary creator, Milan attractions like Piazza del Duomo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Its a must visit for all tourists and art lover alike. Its very centrally located and difficult to miss by walkers. Great pictures and surreal art and architecture from many centuries. 
  • Milan is known mainly for the Duomo and its square. It is a beautiful place in morning, afternoon and night, Sun or rain. You can enter the Cathedral and also climb to the roof. In the square is the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and the gallery with the same name which leads to the teatro alla Scala and Leonardo square.
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  • Unfortunately you can't avoid this Piazza if you are going to Duomo. It is very crowded and dirty. I saw so many scams going simultaneously on the Piazza - unbelievable! Black tall guys approaching wi...  read more »
  • Must-see place in Milan. Seeing the exterior from the plaza is spectacular, and it is a wonder how it was built. Ticket to see the inside was also cheap compared to other churches, at a price of 2 Euros. Inside, there are a lot of paintings, stained-glass, and other exhibits. Minus a star for the large area that was blocked off for regular visitors.
  • Bustling area and imposing Duomo Milano in the background. Can spend half a day here lookin!
  • Molto gelato
  • Watch out for the pigeons. For the rest, it is breathtaking!
  • Brilliant facade, nave and apse. No free entrance note. Entrance and the museum ticket together costs 2€.
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