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Piazza del Duomo
Vacation Travel Guide

Milan’s main squareis surrounded by some of the most significant buildings in the city, including oneof the world’s oldest shopping malls and the largest church in Italy.

Milan’s spacious city square, the Piazza del Duomo, is namedfor the huge church that overlooks it. Today, the piazza is a central meetingplace, home to many of the city’s significant buildings. As the most popularattraction in the city, the Piazza del Duomo is a great place to visit at thebeginning of your trip to Milan. Soak up the atmosphere at a café on the square,take in the architecture or do some shopping in the four-story arcade thatoverlooks the piazza.

The Duomo, or Cathedral of Milan, had been underconstruction for almost 500 years when the piazza was created in its currentdesign. Visit the piazza on a sunny morning to see the locals starting theirday. Cafés, restaurants and bars linethe square; most offer outdoor dining. Grab a table and a traditional Italiancoffee and do some people-watching. Other local delicacies on the squareinclude pizza and panettone, a rich cake particularly popular at Christmas. Getone of the best views of the square from the restaurants at the top of theadjacent department store.

As you look over the square you’ll notice the wide range ofarchitecture. While the Duomo is the star attraction, buildings like thePalazzo dei Portici Settentrionale and the Royal Palace of Milan arefascinating historical sites. In the center of the square a statue of Italy’sfirst king sits on a large platform. King Vittorio Emanuele II also has a glassarcade built in his honor and bearing his name. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIfeatures four stories of indoor shopping and is considered to be one of the oldest malls inthe world. This is a great place to find souvenirs or luxury items from thebiggest names in fashion.

The Piazza del Duomo is in the heart of downtown Milan. Thebest way to reach the piazza is by metro or on foot, but some street parkingcan be found in the area.

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Armani Hotel Milano
Armani Hotel Milano
5 out of 5
Via Manzoni 31, Milan, MI
The price is $648 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

This family-friendly Milan hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Via Montenapoleone Fashion District, Teatro alla Scala, and Galleria ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (329 reviews)

"Everything from the check in to the check out was perfect. The location is amazing but the classic room was the best."…"

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UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI
The price is $137 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Dal Verme and Castello Sforzesco. Teatro alla Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Location is perfect and staff very good. My room was big and clean"…"

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Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is $120 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Milan Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Milan, Piazza del Duomo, and Palazzo Reale. Bocconi University and Cathedral ...

4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Excellent place to stay. The staff was very helpful. I have planned a trip to Bernina early morning before breakfast hours and the staff has advised us they can pack it for us. They kept the breakfast packed and readythe next day on time."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Uptown Palace
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Armani Hotel Milano
Armani Hotel Milano
5 out of 5
Via Manzoni 31, Milan, MI
The price is $648 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
Armani Hotel Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI
The price is $137 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is $120 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
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Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI
The price is $168 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
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The Square Milano Duomo
The Square Milano Duomo
4 out of 5
Via Alberico Albricci, 2-4, Milan, MI
The price is $177 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
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Room Mate Giulia
Room Mate Giulia
4 out of 5
Via Silvio Pellico, 4, Milan, Lombardy
The price is $170 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
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Luxury Suite Milano Duomo
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Via Baracchini, 1, Milan, MI
The price is $139 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
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UNAHOTELS Century Milano
UNAHOTELS Century Milano
4 out of 5
Via Fabio Filzi 25 B, Milan, MI
The price is $118 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
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NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is $179 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
NH Collection Milano President
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