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Piazza Mercanti, Milan

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Piazza Mercanti is a central city square of Milan, Italy. It is located between Piazza del Duomo, which marks the centre of the modern city of Milan, and Piazza Cordusio, and it used to be the heart of the city in the Middle Ages. At the time, the square was larger than it is now and known as "Piazza del Broletto", after the "Broletto Nuovo", the palace that occupied the centre of the square . In the 13th century, there were six entry points to the square, each associated to a specific trade, from sword blacksmiths to hat makers.Until the late 19th century, Oh bej! Oh bej! was held in Piazza Mercanti.
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  • If you look at it from one corner the square is very beautiful with carved wall reliefs and what seems to be an old well. However if you walk to the opposite corner and turn around the sight you get i...  more »
  • I switched several times from this square, as always charming and characteristic, the last time there were too many works in progress.
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  • Between piazza Duomo and piazza Cordusio is the core of medieval Milan formed from piazza dei Mecanti. In the middle of the square there is the palazzo del Broletto (now under renovation) of half of the 200. Very characteristic also the House of Panigarola with beautiful gothic window. Other interesting buildings are the schools Palatine and the Gothic loggia degli Osii. Also worth seeing are the beautiful well in the middle of the square.
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  • The Piazza Mercanti is a beautiful piazza surrounded by old historic buildings a (very) short walk from the Duomo. We passed through on part of a walking tour and came back later in the day to eat lunch. Not a lot to see if you do not know what you are looking at. There was a restaurant that had set up tables for lunch where only locals were eating, so we were very excited to try it. The food did not disappoint but was not a "cannot miss." My mom got the pesto ravioli, and it was by far the best dish on the table. Unless you are a true wine buff, I recommend ordering the house wines wherever you go in Italy.
  • Not so crowded and often you can find live performance here.A beautiful little corner to listen to some music.
  • Surprisingly quaint square giving a real feel for mediaeval milan, which is quite rare in the centre
  • Great spot for Pokemon trainers. There are 4-5 pokestops in the area and they are almost always with lure.
  • One of the most original square in Milano center (suggested during the night)