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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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  • Often when I'm in the area I always take the same path Cathedral almost forgetting that there are always hidden corners but no less interesting. It's appropriate to piazza mercanti, now more valued than before also by signs explaining the features of the different buildings. Finally there are signs that explain the history and beauty of this place!
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  • A characteristic Square, in medieval Milan, Palazzo Giureconsulti, and the statue of Saint Ambrose, in place to teach, at the sides, the Loggia degli Osii, where from the balcony were issued condemnations. The Piazza Mercanti is Stellata is on the Michelin Green Guide, with inspectors ' Assessment, a star.
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  • Although the result of successive restorations over the centuries countless mutilations and Piazza dei Mercanti maintains a harmonious look and great charm thanks to numerous as valuable elements, ranging from the Palazzo della Ragione (year 1228-1233) to the Loggia degli Osii (of 1316, but the building already existed in 1230), Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (1561) to schools in Palatine (1644), until you get to the home of Panigarola (of 1433 but radically renovated in 1899 and 1967). The oldest part of the square, between Palazzo della Ragione and Loggia degli Osii, dates back to 1228 and it was called Piazza of the Broletto Nuovo, in the center of which-where today there is a well-site of the "stone of losers", also known as the "stone of spanking" because it failed merchants were required to beat your bare bottom. This and other historical facts are illustrated by Nice, albeit questionable today, silhouettes drawn by the artist. But then, after all these positive factors, because check the worst score? Because the whole area is in a deplorable state of decay, as widely and (old city) with great sorrow explained in previous posts. It is inconceivable that in the center of Milan (but even in the suburbs would be the same) such a historic site, which is undoubtedly also a valuable resource, verses in conditions so deplorable. Just look at her well, this square, in order to understand the incredible level of carelessness: from installations of all kinds to bivouacs of idlers (and worse), Palatine school damaged the brick-vaulted precipitated the 6 December by the Palazzo della Ragione (see review).
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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)