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Piazza del Duomo

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Address: 20100 Milan, Italy
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This busy and vibrant city square features the gothic cathedral, one of the...

This busy and vibrant city square features the gothic cathedral, one of the largest in Europe.

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Pigeons galore

Large, busy piazza - full of pigeons and tourists and street hawkers. It's right in front of the duomo and has a lovely feel to it. It bustles. There is plenty of security with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large, busy piazza - full of pigeons and tourists and street hawkers. It's right in front of the duomo and has a lovely feel to it. It bustles. There is plenty of security with the police and army very visible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Main square with lots going on there. There are often musicians playing there. It leads of to a lot of the main attractions

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent five hours in the piazza. Touring the shops and cafes,and people watching. Even in January with a weak sun,it is a very nice place to while away the hours. Beware the touts/beggars offering something for nothing,they are after a handout. Some are quite determined but they didn't get anything out of us

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had one night...to see and experience the history that's here was amazing! Would love to go back to spend a bit more time exploring.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited many many Piazza's both in Italy and across Central Europe can say that this is a big one... it's pretty and during our visit in Feb 17 it wasn't that busy, But I can imagine in the height of summer it will be chockablock.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The big square in front of the Dome is ideal to slowly walk around to study different type of persons and clothing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Piazza del Duomo is dominated by the Cathedral itself, the famous Duomo. The Piazza has Teatro alla Scala. Another interesting site in this piazza is the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a five story high glass-vaulted arcade which was completed in 1877. Opposite the Galleria is the Palazzo Meridionale. There is also an impressive monument which was installed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its one the most beautiful church in the world. it is very big and located right in at the city center. There is shopping area all around the church with the best brands of the world

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dumo de Milana (Milan Cathedral) is a piece of art for you to visit, it is a huge church but wit so many details that you will take good amount of time to see all of them. But it is worth value, no doubts. By the square, which is usually crowded, you will see people from all around the... More 

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This area is surrounded by police all the time as its Milan top attraction, but none of the police seem bothered about the hundreds of vendors that try and tie a bit of cotton bracelet on any part of your body and charge you for it. If your not being hounded by them constantly, then it's others trying to sell... More 

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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