Piazza del Duomo

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

Milan’s spacious city square, the Piazza del Duomo, is named for the huge church that overlooks it. Today, the piazza is a central meeting place, home to many of the city’s significant buildings. As the most popular attraction in the city, the Piazza del Duomo is a great place to visit at the beginning 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 that overlooks the piazza.

The Duomo, or Cathedral of Milan, had been under construction for almost 500 years when the piazza was created in its current design. Visit the piazza on a sunny morning to see the locals starting their day. Cafés, restaurants and bars line the square; most offer outdoor dining. Grab a table and a traditional Italian coffee and do some people-watching. Other local delicacies on the square include pizza and panettone, a rich cake particularly popular at Christmas. Get one of the best views of the square from the restaurants at the top of the adjacent department store.

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

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

Top Hotels Close to Piazza del Duomo

NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,560 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from MUDEC - Museo delle Culture. Milano Porta Vittoria Station is only a 4-minute walk and San Babila ...
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"Service was great, personnel very friendly and corteus. Restaurant is good. Room very confortable"

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Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI
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The price is NT$5,984 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Milan Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Milan City Hall, Piazza del Duomo, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Cathedral of Milan ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"It’s prime Location was fabulous, walking distance to Il Duomo and shopping and dining!!"

Reviewed on 2021/11/29

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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 NT$5,104 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Missori, Piazza del Duomo, and Cathedral of Milan. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (961 reviews)
"Great hotel Centrally located near the cathedral, major shopping areas, subway line. The rooms are new modern and so comfortable. The MATRESSS is amazing and very comfortable. Bathroom and the whole room is excellent. The staff are very helpful. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 2021/11/11

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Hotel Glam Milano
Hotel Glam Milano
4 out of 5
Piazza Duca D'Aosta 4/6, Milan
The price is NT$2,562 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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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 NT$5,984 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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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 NT$5,104 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
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NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,560 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
NH Collection Milano President
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,765 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
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The Corner Duomo Hotel
The Corner Duomo Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Adalberto Catena, 2, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,386 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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Maison Milano - UNA Esperienze
Maison Milano - UNA Esperienze
4 out of 5
VIA Mazzini, 4, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,361 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Maison Milano - UNA Esperienze
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
4 out of 5
Piazza Giuseppe Missori 1, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,956 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Via San Paolo 13, Milan, Lombardia
The price is NT$3,347 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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