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Piazza Mercanti

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Address: Piazza Mercanti, Milan, Italy
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Impressive Architecture!

This small picturesque square used to be the commercial & administrative center during the Middle Ages and is located near the Duomo in the historical center of Milan. It has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To me it was not so impressive - it's kinda shaded within gorgeous surroundings of Duomo place. Anyway you should see Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, which is on this Piazza.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small picturesque square used to be the commercial & administrative center during the Middle Ages and is located near the Duomo in the historical center of Milan. It has retained most of its medieval atmosphere because of the well preserved buildings surrounding the old piazza such as the Renaissance/Mannerist style Palazzo dei Giueconsulti w/ clock & bell tower from... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

At the moment this edifice is being restored, it housed the medieval common day Milan centre market, it is situated just opposite the famous gothic Milan Duomo, it is interesting for having an idea how life went on years ago.

Thank Domnanas
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you look at it from one corner the square is very beautiful with carved wall reliefs and what seems to be an old well. However if you walk to the opposite corner and turn around the sight you get is a building site covered with scaffolding and the rear entrance to one of the busiest McDonalds I've ever seen.... More 

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

So close to the Duomo and the hordes of tourists, it is a huge relief to walk into the peace and serenity of Piazza Mercanti. I'm sure this beautiful old piazza is overlooked by many visitors as it's so easy to walk straight past its entrance. In fact, we only found it because we needed to use the Macdonald's toilets... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Can you find a strange animal in a bas-relief up in one of the arches facing Via dei Mercanti? Search for it! Someone says it's the proof of the celtic origin of Milano. It looks like a board sitting on its hind legs. The Italian name of that animal is scrofa semilanuta, in English "half-woollen sow". Semi-lanuta comes from the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you decide to walk from Castello to Duomo you will pass in front. A nice building relatively well preserved.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

So many historical architecture in Milan. It's is very interesting to see this one so close to the Doumo......

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Cervo, Italia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This medieval square is almost separated from the rest of the throbbing city centre, despite being in its very heart. Lined on four sides by imposing buildings it is nevertheless an island of peace. It could fit in any other minor Italian medieval town and yet it is Milanese through and through. A gem.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Piazza Mercanti is a picturesque square just a stone's thrown away from the Duomo. During the Middle Ages, this was the commercial and governmental center of Milan. Piazza Mercanti, Milan, Italy Piazza Mercanti it was a city hall and a prison. It is not as hectic anymore. Its square does seem to throw you back to the Middle Ages thanks... More 

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The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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