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. Work out when and for how long to visit Piazza del Duomo and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan online route planner.
Tours to Piazza del Duomo
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Milan Super Saver: Skip-the-line Duomo and Rooftop Tour
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Milan roof top view over Alps Cathedral and Baptistry
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of Milan with private official tour guide
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Learn & Go! Milan tour with an Italian language teacher as a guide!
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Exclusive Private Guided Tour through the Architecture of Milan with a Local
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Piazza del Duomo reviews
When you arrive at this magical place, I stayed for a few seconds until I decided what to visit first. There is a lot to see in this area, don't hesitate at all! Enjoy everything!
When you arrive at this magical place, I stayed for a few seconds until I decided what to visit first. There is a lot to see in this area, don't hesitate at all! Enjoy everything! more »
My wife and I had to pass through Milano to get to a villa we own in Venezia. Now I have been to Italy many times before, but as a kid and I spoke very little Italian. Don't get me wrong, I tried...
My wife and I had to pass through Milano to get to a villa we own in Venezia. Now I have been to Italy many times before, but as a kid and I spoke very little Italian. Don't get me wrong, I tried... more »
Such a beautiful and eventful place. It is a Piazza (square) and cathedral well worth a visit. If you are planning to visit the cathedral and go inside do buy your tickets online for best price. Amazing cathedral and roof worth a visit but underground not worth. You will find many day time pictures I thought of to share how it looks at night time. Still many people even at late night.
Such a special beautiful place to visit. You can spend a while day walking around here and admiring the beauty of the buildings, the architectures and the care for all these details. Absolutely majestic! We visited on a Sunday as a group of friends but it was not busy! Probably because it's cold but it was a nice, rain free day that made our trip even more memorable!
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