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Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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Piazza del Duomo represents not only the geographic center of the city, but also its artistic, cultural, and social hub. This vibrant public space is named after and dominated by the city's main cathedral, one of the largest Gothic structures in Europe. As one of the city's main tourist attractions, this busy piazza was created in the 14th century and gradually developed, along with the iconic cathedral, over the next 600 years. The piazza's overall plan, in its current form, dates back to the 19th century and is largely the work of architect Gieuseppe Mengoni. The monumental buildings encircling the piazza, with the exception of the cathedral and a palace that once served as the seat of the city's civil government, were introduced by Mengoni's design. The piazza is also home to one of the world's oldest shopping malls, housed inside an imposing four-story structure that is a popular meeting and dining place. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Piazza del Duomo and many more Milan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Milan online route planner .
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  • Almost as impressive as the place St Marc a little less hustled by the crowd do not be mistaken QD we are queuing for the tickets of the Cathedral alone: this is not the tail of the fast track!
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  • The views from the piazza are fantastic with the cathedral dominating the skyline. It was busy but did not feel too crowded. The other surrounding buildings are also spectacular but the cathedral faca...  more »
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