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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.

Top Hotels Close to Piazza del Duomo

UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,640 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/12

UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$2,903 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

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 2020/12/1

Uptown Palace
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,622 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Milan Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Cathedral of Milan ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
City trip in COVID-19 era...still worth it

"First trip abroad in the COVID-19 era. Hotel was best equipped for situation. Clean room, safe breakfast, good service."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/21

Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Piazza del Duomo

UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,640 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$2,903 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5
Uptown Palace
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,622 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
3 out of 5
Via Degli Olivetani, 4, Milan, MI
The price is NT$1,782 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio
NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,821 per night from Apr 7 to Apr 8
NH Collection Milano President
Room Mate Giulia
Room Mate Giulia
4 out of 5
Via Silvio Pellico, 4, Milan, Lombardy
The price is NT$4,682 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13
Room Mate Giulia
Hotel Milano Castello
Hotel Milano Castello
3 out of 5
2 Via San Tomaso, Milan
The price is NT$2,416 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
Hotel Milano Castello
Armani Hotel Milano
Armani Hotel Milano
5 out of 5
Via Manzoni 31, Milan, MI
The price is NT$17,013 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
Armani Hotel Milano
 Hotel Indigo Milan - Corso Monforte
Hotel Indigo Milan - Corso Monforte
Corso Monforte 27, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,702 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
Hotel Indigo Milan - Corso Monforte
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.