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Address: Piazza della Scala, Milan, Italy
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Nice square with seating

A good place to sit and breathe away from the busier Duomo square. Lots of stone benches and free wifi. Still busy and a nice atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a slightly quieter location than on the other side (Duomo) of the galleria. There's plenty of seating and a drinking water fountain here. It's right in front of La Scalla opera house.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you do not see an Opera at La Scala, you must visit the square and behold one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world! Everyone should be able to say "yes, I have been to La Scala!" Great place for people watching!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to sit and breathe away from the busier Duomo square. Lots of stone benches and free wifi. Still busy and a nice atmosphere.

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Piazza della Scala today is known for the La Scala Opera House there but the piazza isn't actually named after the Opera House. This was the site of the 14th century Church of Santa Maria della Scala. Today the pedestrianised square has the Opera House and across the square from it is the elegant statue of Leonardo da Vinci (reviewed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just as it's physically on the opposite end of the Galleria VE2 from Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Scala is also surprisingly more serene compared to the bustling opposite even though both plazas are merely separated by the populated Galleria. Maybe it's because not many tourists bothered walking toward this piazza in front of the unassuming Teatro alla Scala, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The square is on the opposite side of Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle from Il Duomo. It is a beautiful place with nice buildings on each side, one of them is the most famus opera house in the world. The statue of Leonadro da Vinci dominates the central part of the square.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful piazza, with the statue of Leonardo in the middle, little garden and benches, perfectly situated in the city centre near the gallery. The teatro alla scala is here which I hope to visit soon.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This piazza can be accessed from the Vittorio Emanuele and is a quite busy area. The focal point of the piazza is a statue of Leonardo da Vinci. The piazza gets name from the La Scala opera house that sits on the northern side of the square. We were there in December and the lighting in the piazza was spectacular.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a VERY busy piazza in Milan. There is a lot going on here, you have Teatro La Scala, 2 musuem, entrances to Milan Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel II (shopping mall) , La Risnacente (shopping mall) and Palazzio Marino. It's cazy seen people going every where, so keep your purse very close to you.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

After all that walking, it is nice to take a break here away from the crowd. The statue of Leonardo (who stayed here in Milan for 16 years) is also located here.

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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.
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