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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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  • It is a surprising quiet next to the Piazza del Duomo. He is very flirtatious, meeting place of merchants and artisans in another era. The buildings that form it are unique.
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  • My comment may be unfair, but the site appears to be abandoned. There are two restaurants in the square, one of which belongs to a worldwide network of fast food and in the center of the square there is a kind of well, water source that is ultra old. But nothing beyond that.
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  • Piazza del Duomo is one of the most beautiful places in Milan. Small and hidden has 3 buildings full of history with the fourth side formed by a beautiful Colonnade. In the middle there is a beautiful stone well. Unfortunately nowadays it's very bad and very dirty. The facades are visibly darkened by smog and filth, in the small square make horrible shows two bars with tables and gazebos that clutter and ruining the view. Under the Colonnade, symmetrical between an arch and the other there would be a beautiful game of sounds, so that even talking in a low voice, the words come clear and well audible on the opposite side. Use the conditional, because unfortunately the place and tramps and homeless who do nothing but bivouac, smudge and urinate ... On the external Arch on via Dante, coming from piazza Duomo is conspicuously the oldest symbol of Milan, the SOW (6th century BC)
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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)