Piazza del Duomo, where is located the most important church of the city, is the heart of Milan and it symbolizes/represents the geographical, historical and commercial/business centre of it; from there starts the numeration of all the main streets of the city centre. Initially/originally surrounded from medieval houses and palaces, only in the 19th century it was converted/transformed by Giuseppe Mengoni into a wide parvis.
Nowadays the square, rectangular-shaped, occupies a 17.000 square metres surface and is surrounded by the Duomo, the Carminati palace, the Galleria, the Southern and Northern porches. Since 1896, when it was decorated with the Equestrian Monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele the 2nd, Piazza del Duomo symbolizes an official representative space, the vital centre of the metropolis and a meeting point for the celebration of important events.
The square instagram online search is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing, in the beating heart of Milan “underneath the shadow of the Madonnina” in one of the many cafés and restaurants that surround it. Two of the most famous are the Bar Zucca and the Terrazza Aperol, where you’ll be able to enjoy a breath-taking view of Milan’s skyline.