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Piazza della Repubblica

Try local food and beverages, see the city’s modern architecture or mingle with the locals in one of the most popular areas to stay in Milan.

The Piazza della Repubblica is a green refuge in Milan’s dense city center. It offers a sprawling grassy area, shady trees and a number of fountains and monuments. This central piazza was built to accommodate the new Milano Central Station in 1865. Today the piazza is surrounded by many of Milan’s downtown hotels and restaurants and is a popular base for visitors to enjoy the city.

Piazza della Repubblica is one of the more modern precincts in Milan and is surrounded by a number of the city’s tallest buildings. The Breda Tower, once the tallest skyscraper in the city, overlooks the square. In a country so well known for its Renaissance and 19th-century architecture, the piazza is a great opportunity to see some of the nation’s best contemporary architects, including the work of Luigi Mattioni.

Many of the buildings in the area are offices, meaning you’ll get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Milanese. Great people-watching can be done in the park at the center of the piazza. Here you’ll also find a monument to the famous 19th-century activist, Giuseppe Mazzini. As an important figure in the republican movement, Mazzini was a dividing figure in his time, but with the fall of fascism he was hailed as one of the great Italian thinkers.

Dine at one of the city’s best restaurants in the Piazza della Repubblica district. The streets that surround the Piazza are full of traditional Italian pizzerias and trattorias, offering a range of dining options. Sample local cheeses and wines or one of the local delicacies, like Risotto alla Milanese, a saffron-infused rice dish. On your way back to your hotel wander the streets with a frozen gelato in hand, a true Italian experience.

Piazza della Repubblica is located in downtown Milan and is easily accessed using the Repubblica metro station or the Milan Central Station. Many hotels offer off-street parking in the area.


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Lodging Near Piazza della Repubblica

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B&B Hotel Milano Central Station

B&B Hotel Milano Central Station

Via Napo Torriani 9, Milan
4.2
of 5, from 31 reviews
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Located in Centrale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirelli Tower and Corso Como. Cathedral of Milan and Teatro alla Scala are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$118
Michelangelo Hotel

Michelangelo Hotel

Piazza Luigi di Savoia, 6, Milan
4.3
of 5, from 2,086 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Set in a 17-story tower, this hotel is 2 blocks from Milan's Main Central Station, and adjacent to Piazza Duca d'Aosta, from where coaches run to the airports and metros run to the Duomo in 15 minutes.

$73
ibis Milano Centro

ibis Milano Centro

Via Finocchiaro Aprile Camillo 2, Milan
3.8
of 5, from 1,726 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Milan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica, Spazio Oberdan, and Porta Venezia. Indro Montanelli Public Gardens and Porta Nuova are also within 15 minutes.

$127
Hotel Berna

Hotel Berna

Via Torriani Napo 18, Milan
4.6
of 5, from 3,052 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Strategically located in Milan, only 200 meters from Central Station and 150 meters from 2 metro stations. Hotel Berna allows easy access to the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, and the Fashion Quadrilateral. The Milano Rho-Pero, Milano City, and the new MICO Milano Congressi are also within easy reach.

$115
43 Station Hotel

43 Station Hotel

Via Fabio Filzi 43, Milan
4.3
of 5, from 227 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Centrale, this property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirelli Tower and Corso Como. Pinacoteca di Brera and Teatro alla Scala are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$146
Hotel Cavour

Hotel Cavour

Via Fatebenefratelli 21, Milan
4.2
of 5, from 1,001 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Hotel Cavour is a 10-minute walk from Milan Cathedral and La Scala opera house. The designer shops of Via della Spiga and Via Monte Napoleone are within a 4-minute walk. For contemporary art, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea is 5 minutes away on foot, as is Montenapoleone Metro Station.

$108
Andreola Central Hotel

Andreola Central Hotel

Via Domenico Scarlatti, 24, Milan
4.1
of 5, from 1,052 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Milan, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Lima and Pirelli Tower. Cathedral of Milan and Corso Como are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$148
LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale MGallery by Sofitel

LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale MGallery by Sofitel

via Pirelli 20, Milan
4.4
of 5, from 507 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Milan, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pirelli Tower and Corso Como. Cathedral of Milan and Pinacoteca di Brera are also within 2 mi (3 km).