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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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  • Piazza Mercanti, Center of city life in the middle ages, is circumscribed by the palazzo della Ragione, la Casa Panigarola and the Loggia degli Osii. During the Middle Ages it was called piazza of the Broletto
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  • the best Milan square, with a great historical aspect and that sends you back to the time when there was the market within
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  • So close to the Duomo and the hordes of tourists, it is a huge relief to walk into the peace and serenity of Piazza Mercanti. I'm sure this beautiful old piazza is overlooked by many visitors as it's ...  more »
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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)