Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This busy and vibrant city square features the gothic cathedral, one of the largest in Europe.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
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.
How to get there
  • Duomo • 2 min walk
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
See what travellers are saying
  • IreneESa
    Maidstone, United Kingdom66 contributions
    A must visit place Piazza Del Duamo
    Although it is very busy, it is a beautiful place to visit and soak in the atmosphere of this city. Be careful though as, with all crowded places, pickpockets are around and expect to be hustled. Having said that, it is worth a visit, spectacular to see and very close to La Scala.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • John M
    2 contributions
    Piazza Duomo: A Majestic Jewel of Milan's Architecture and Culture
    Piazza Duomo in Milan is a stunning masterpiece of architecture, culture, and history. From the moment you step onto the square, you're struck by the grandeur and majesty of its design. At the center of the Piazza stands the awe-inspiring Milan Cathedral, an iconic Gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline of the city. The sheer size and intricate detail of the Cathedral is simply breathtaking, with its towering spires, intricate sculptures, and stunning stained glass windows. Surrounding the Cathedral are several other impressive buildings, including the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a stunning shopping arcade that is as much a work of art as it is a place to shop. With its soaring glass roof, intricate mosaics, and grand marble pillars, the Galleria is a true testament to the beauty of Italian design. The Piazza itself is a vibrant hub of activity, with locals and tourists alike mingling on its broad walkways and enjoying the many cafes and restaurants that line its edges. Whether you're people-watching, taking in the street performers, or simply enjoying the warm Italian sunshine, Piazza Duomo is a truly magical place that captures the essence of Milan and its people.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Alexander W
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom762 contributions
    Beautiful open piazza at the heart of Milan
    There’s plenty to do here, & it’s the perfect place to start your day in Milan. Take the Metro to Duomo, & whichever exit you use, you’ll emerge in front of the cathedral. Even if you ignore the cathedral, there are still many things either off the piazza or just a short walk away. Must visit place when you’re in Milan.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    Huge Square
    This is the main square of Milan. Two main structures that border the square are the Duomo and the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II. There is also a statue of King Vittoria Emanuele II in the middle of the square. The Duomo subway station is near the statue of King Vittoria Emanuele II.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Petra A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates701 contributions
    Lovely place
    Hello everyone, This place was sooo lively, lots of people, some playing music and an older couple was dancing. We just loved it. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops around. The shopping mall next to it too. This is a perfect place to visit and to have your hotel near by would be a plus 💯
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India432 contributions
    Happening place
    Lot of people, most of them tourists and lots of things happening in the square. Musicians, people selling you things, tourist enjoying the beauty of Duomo, food stalls selling quick snacks and drinks. This is a lively place and a good place to sit and observe the life moving around.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,328 contributions
    Nice views of the duomo and vibrant area
    We spent some time taking in the scene in the Piazza on a recent trip to Milan. This is a nice and vibrant area and it offers very nice views of the duomo. There are restaurants and shops on either side as well.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia1,17,854 contributions
    Piazza del Duomo
    The central square for tourists, because here is the magnificent Duomo. But besides him, there are other architectural creations that are no less interesting. For me personally, this square has long been associated with the New Year, because I choose it every time to celebrate the New Year. And every year there is a new creative tree).
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Herbert C
    880 contributions
    Heartbeat of Milan
    Piazza Duomo is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the city where your Milan adventure begins. Given its central location right in the city centre, it is easily accessible by all manners of transportations. Most of Milan’s key attractions are located around the square, including the Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade and La Scala Theater. Excellent place to just walk around or people-watch while sipping your hot latte macchiato.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • dundifer
    New York City, New York6 contributions
    Mad about Milan
    I spent the week between Christmas and New Years Eve in Milan. I absolutely loved it. It is a great city for walking, difficult to go more than a few blocks without seeing some magnificent architecture. The Duomo does not disappoint in any way. I actually walked the 256 steps up to the top and the views are spectacular. Next time, though, I will take the elevator. LOL.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 January 2024
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Litochoro, Greece717 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This is actually a great piazza!! So much crowded and having this wonderful sight of the Duomo on your right hand !!
Must visit !
Written 31 January 2024
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,863 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
My wife and I were in Milan for the purpose of viewing the Last Supper by da Vinci this summer. As soon as we viewed it, we walked over to the Piazza del Duomo. It is an expansive square in front of the Duomo and the Galleria. Being in the Piazza with all of the tourists is one of the things I enjoy most about Milan.
Written 18 January 2024
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dundifer
New York City, NY6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I spent the week between Christmas and New Years Eve in Milan. I absolutely loved it. It is a great city for walking, difficult to go more than a few blocks without seeing some magnificent architecture. The Duomo does not disappoint in any way. I actually walked the 256 steps up to the top and the views are spectacular. Next time, though, I will take the elevator. LOL.
Written 13 January 2024
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Herbert C
880 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Piazza Duomo is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the city where your Milan adventure begins. Given its central location right in the city centre, it is easily accessible by all manners of transportations. Most of Milan’s key attractions are located around the square, including the Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade and La Scala Theater. Excellent place to just walk around or people-watch while sipping your hot latte macchiato.
Written 8 January 2024
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Jeffrey A
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Our tour guide was very flexible, helpful and knowledgeable. She even helped us get tram tickets. Seeing the Duomo Piazza and the Castellano were excellent.
Written 6 January 2024
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AndyCorns
Bury, UK648 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Piazza del Duomo is a great place in front of the Cathedral. The walk round the corner going into the piazza to see the cathedral for the first time is a great sight
Written 14 December 2023
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carol
Glyfada, Greece5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The most visited place in Milan. Right next to the Galleria Vittoria. Nice people, very well dressed. Really huge and impressive church.
Written 29 November 2023
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Such a amazing place of history architecture in Milano, although overcrowded but it worth visit and the place must to see.
Written 22 November 2023
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TonyDrum1
Hemel Hempstead, UK119 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
In our 3 day stay, we found ourselves coming back here everyday. Great buzz both day and night with historic buildings, shops and people watching.
Written 24 September 2023
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Waddler
York, UK10,116 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is easily the grandest area of Milan - it is not just the duomo, but all the surrounding buildings. The Galleria Vittoria Emanuel II is also a must do.

Very crowded though.
Written 20 September 2023
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