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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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  • Surprisingly quiet and airy, quiet and pleasant to have a drink after shopping or visits difficult, rare part medieval of the nearby city of the Duomo...
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  • Piazza Mercanti is a nice little square, only a few minutes from the central square where the Milan cathedral is located. This small square does not have the "life" the Duomo square possesses, but it ...  more »
  • Went in is located just 2 minutes walk from dwomo "surrounded by historic buildings, historic" was lively. What was July (&,? North building is under renovation, was expecting the atmosphere is not. It might be more different when you have finished the work.
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  • It is like a fairy tale until you notice the McDonalds :-D
  • Nice place, great shops and interesting places around
  • Magnificent piece of architecture, one step from Piazza del Duomo and you feel like entering a different era.
  • Lovely spot and away from the hussle and bustle of the Duomo square
  • 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.

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For a quintessential Milanese experience, stay in the bustling heart of the old town. This area offers easy foot access to most of Milan's main sites, as well as some of the city's finest restaurants, shops, and theaters. The central area is also quite crowded, and comfortable rooms in good hotels can be very expensive. Visitors traveling on a budget can choose from a range of top-notch B&Bs and family-operated hostels, which offer private parking and access to private outdoor space, minutes from Milan's main attractions.
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