Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This busy and vibrant city square features the gothic cathedral, one of the largest in Europe.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Piazza del Duomo
The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Duomo • 2 min walk
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
See what travelers are saying
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,611 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Square
    This is the main square of Milan. Two main structures that border the square are the Duomo and the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II. There is also a statue of King Vittoria Emanuele II in the middle of the square. The Duomo subway station is near the statue of King Vittoria Emanuele II.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Petra A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    Hello everyone, This place was sooo lively, lots of people, some playing music and an older couple was dancing. We just loved it. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops around. The shopping mall next to it too. This is a perfect place to visit and to have your hotel near by would be a plus 💯
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happening place
    Lot of people, most of them tourists and lots of things happening in the square. Musicians, people selling you things, tourist enjoying the beauty of Duomo, food stalls selling quick snacks and drinks. This is a lively place and a good place to sit and observe the life moving around.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views of the duomo and vibrant area
    We spent some time taking in the scene in the Piazza on a recent trip to Milan. This is a nice and vibrant area and it offers very nice views of the duomo. There are restaurants and shops on either side as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia135,608 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piazza del Duomo
    The central square for tourists, because here is the magnificent Duomo. But besides him, there are other architectural creations that are no less interesting. For me personally, this square has long been associated with the New Year, because I choose it every time to celebrate the New Year. And every year there is a new creative tree).
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Herbert C
    1,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heartbeat of Milan
    Piazza Duomo is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the city where your Milan adventure begins. Given its central location right in the city centre, it is easily accessible by all manners of transportations. Most of Milan’s key attractions are located around the square, including the Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade and La Scala Theater. Excellent place to just walk around or people-watch while sipping your hot latte macchiato.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 8, 2024
  • dundifer
    New York City, New York15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mad about Milan
    I spent the week between Christmas and New Years Eve in Milan. I absolutely loved it. It is a great city for walking, difficult to go more than a few blocks without seeing some magnificent architecture. The Duomo does not disappoint in any way. I actually walked the 256 steps up to the top and the views are spectacular. Next time, though, I will take the elevator. LOL.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 13, 2024
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,026 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expansive piazza in front of the Duomo and Galleria
    My wife and I were in Milan for the purpose of viewing the Last Supper by da Vinci this summer. As soon as we viewed it, we walked over to the Piazza del Duomo. It is an expansive square in front of the Duomo and the Galleria. Being in the Piazza with all of the tourists is one of the things I enjoy most about Milan.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Milan
    The heart of Milan - the Piazza Duomo owes its current appearance to the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, whose project expanded the square to its current size in 1865-1873. Since that time, there have been only one fundamental changes - the monument to King Victor Emmanuel, installed at the end of the XIX century. By the way, it was Victor Emmanuel II who laid the first stone in 1865 for the construction of the gallery named after himself, which became the second landmark of the square. The gallery, which became an equally important place for Milan, was built by 1867. Unfortunately, during its construction, Mengoni died after falling from the scaffolding. Despite the importance of the gallery, the dominant feature of the square is the cathedral, which is the third largest in the world after Rome's San Pietro and Seville. The cathedral was built on the site of the early Christian Basilica of St.Thecla, where in 367 Bishop Ambrose of Milan baptized the father of the church, Augustine. Both they and the Virgin Mary and many other saints are depicted in thousands of sculptures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente. This time I managed to visit the roof of the cathedral, which offers a magnificent panorama of the Piazza Duomo. If climbing roofs is not part of your plans, then you can sit in a cafe in the leader of the Italian retail La Rinascente on the left side of the cathedral.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 7, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles13,887 reviews
Excellent
8,494
Very good
4,022
Average
1,038
Poor
220
Terrible
113

Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The square is very large with a statue of a figure on horseback in its centre. It's an attractive square with a spectacular view of the front of the Duomo. It was very crowded when I arrived and there are numerous sellers of trinkets, which I ignored, avoided eye contact and was not hassled at all.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jamie I
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Awe inspiring piazza, surrounded by fine shops and delicious restaurants. Enjoyed lunch outdoors along the perimeter of the piazza. Highly recommend this as a point to visit to experience incredible art, architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Munir D
Toronto, Canada695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This Square is the heart of the city of Milan. The Milan Cathedral (Duomo) and a monument dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II are set in the centre of the large rectangle.

There are many restaurants in the area and the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II gallery links Piazza della Scala with the Piazza del Duomo. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is covered with a vaulting made of iron and glass.

With its elegant atmosphere and the many stores lining the interior the gallery is a popular place and one of the city's most prestigious landmark.
Written July 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BT3rd
Datchet, UK7,354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
At the head of this wonderful square is the Duomo it is named after. Made is multicoloured marble and shining white even in the moonlight. Around the square there is the giant Galleria where all the high brand names can be found. There is also the Duomo Museum entrance.
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This main city square (albeit, rectangular in shape) is located in the center of Milan. Many tourists come hear to hang out in and around the "Cathedral Square, and to view the Milan Cathedral. Lots of fine eateries and cafes in the area.
Written June 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
During my brief stay in Milan, I would usually start exploring for the day from here. Easy to reach by underground, the stop is called Duomo. The cathedral is of course the highlight here and it's very nice to just take in the view. The Galeria Vittorio Emmanuele is also here and both are the most well known sights in Milan. There's a lot going on here and quite a few restaurants around, probably more expensive than say Brera or Navigli. I would recommend going to dinner in those two areas. All in all, great place to visit. Unfortunately, some street vendors or people who try to take your picture for money can sometimes be annoying.
Written October 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

l0ve2travel93
London, UK234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Fab views of the cathedral. To visit the cathedral is €5 per adult and you can purchase tickets immediately via phone or the ticket office.

Top tip: unfortunately you can’t sneak into Mac Donald’s for a free wee like normal as they had security guards checking. But you can buy a coffee for under €2 which is cheaper than 2 people paying to use a public toilet!
Written May 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is the main tourist area of the city and there are always lots of people about (most of them are taking photos of the Duomo). A lot of tourist attractions as well as shops and restaurants surround the plaza so it’s a obvious place to start your trip to Milan in.

At night the Duomo looks at its best and there are usually some kind of street performers providing a bit of entertainment.
Written November 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is a lively, busy square with lots of street entertainers such as a man with a beautiful voice singing traditional Italian opera songs. There are some cheap restaurants just off the square with rhe view of the cathedral. There is also a fountain and shopping centres and museums just off it. Definitely a must if you are coming to Milan.
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

macc20
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
beautiful architecture!!!! the place gets crowded real quickly with tourist. best to reach early in the morning where there are less tourists and you can take beautiful pictures. make sure you get tickets with additional entry to the rooftop. looked like a scenery from a fairytale. loved the place. Also, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuale II is just beside it.
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 4,049
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Piazza del Duomo - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Milan HotelsMilan Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Milan
All things to do in Milan
Day Trips in Milan
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars