Piazza Mercanti
Piazza Mercanti
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The area
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 • 3 min walk

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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,713 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We found the old buildings interesting, however, the piazza itself lacked the buzz like Piazza del Duomo nearby. It made a very brief stop to look around. Maybe we missed the dinner crowd, it would make a lovely dining al fresco if they had some small bistros or cafes here.
Written 8 July 2024
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Herbert C
1,501 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Located near the more exciting Piazza Duomo, the Mercantile Square pales in comparison and has nothing to show apart from some medieval buildings. It’s not a place that will catch your eyes and you will probably walk past it without realizing that you’ve stumbled onto an important centre of the city during the Middle Ages.
Written 10 January 2024
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Ehsan G
Liverpool, UK83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Average place but peaceful. It seemed like it was being refurbished with not much available in terms of activity or things to see.
Written 13 June 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The square is close to the Cathedral square, there are some old buildings and nothing interesting at all.
Written 26 April 2022
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Plouton K
Ios, Greece59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
Very close to Duomo square. I can’t say it’s a must see but it worth it if you have the time. You will be walking around anyway to explore this historical center.
Written 10 February 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Historic square near the Duomo, with interesting medieval architecture and a home to a few nice restaurants.
Written 14 December 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Piazza Mercanti is a public square in the city centre of Milan between Piazza del Duomo (where Duomo is) and Piazza Cordusio (a big intersection with lots of shops). The main reason to come here is to see some buildings that have stood since medieval times, the Loggia degli Osii, Palazzo delle Scuole Palatine the Palazzo della Ragione and the Palazzo dei Notai. Although as far as I could tell, the buildings were not publicly accessible, except for ones with shops on the ground floor.

I would say the square is worth a quick look if you have time, though not a must see, and compares unfavourably with the aforementioned nearby squares.
Written 3 November 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,938 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
It is just a few minutes walk from the Duomo and it really does not look like much.

If I visited here on my own I would had just walked on by.

The walking tour unearthed more information to me. This was the commercial and governmental part of Milan in medieval times. The symbol of Milan can be seen on the buildings, justice was dispensed from here.
Written 30 August 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
When I read reviews putting down this square, I think, that maybe the reviewers missed that little inlet, that also belongs to Piazza Mercanti. The place in front of the Palazzo Mercanti, I agree, nothing to be excited about it, but there is a narrow path, leading next to a scaffolded building to a small Piazzetta. At the entrance is a KFC, that is a shame because it destroys the atmosphere of this Middle Age space. There is the medieval building of the Palazzo Delle Scuole Palatine, with its beautifully decorated facade and arced terrace, and as I learned from a video, the building opposite, that is now covered and scaffolded, also a fascinating house. Two passages are leading to this Piazzetta. In one of them is a coffee shop, where we had a quick lunch. In the middle of the square are two columns, holding a Tympanum, with the date 1767, and under the Tympanum is something like a covered well. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to read the writing on it except the particular time, so probably never will know, what was it for. The atmosphere of this little square with these old decorative houses is exceptional, and I was utterly fascinated about it.
Written 29 August 2019
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Savvas_Dr
Limassol City, Cyprus434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Small but important during medieval times for merchants to sell or buy products!
It's hidden between Piazza Duomo and Castello Sforzezzo, but worth a glance!!
Written 4 August 2019
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