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Fontana di Piazza San Babila

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Address: Piazza San Babila, 20121 Milan, Italy
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A day tour in Milan

Milan is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Complicated roads. Fontana Di Piazza San Baliba is in the center of Milan, next to Dummo the Center of Milan. Many old... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Hashem A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Piazza San Babila is a great square! Everybody in Milan knows where it is! It leads to the Duomo cathedral next to the best Department store The Rinascente! Down Vittorio Emanuelle with stores like Zara, Max Mara, Diesel, H&M, the best ice cream shops, al fresco dining with a lot of tourists etc! On the one size it leads to... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Milan is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Complicated roads. Fontana Di Piazza San Baliba is in the center of Milan, next to Dummo the Center of Milan. Many old buildings, restaurants and shops are around.

Thank Hashem A
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

nice spot to have a rest after window shopping. all sort of shops around. metro station in piazza. good

Thank rony r
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A nice fountain on route from our hotel to the cathedral. Not really reviewable as it is hardly an attraction and not really impressive but little things / areas like this add to the initial impressions of a city.

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

A modern fountain at a modern, busy part of Milan. Modern architecture and noise all around. Not much to see.

Thank Seasonedd
Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

Down the road Via Vittorio Emanuele II, you get directly to the Piazza San Babila, here in the very center of the square there is this particular fountain. An ordinary fountain, nothing artistic although the design is innovative and not the classical Renaissance or Baroque fountain. To visit if you're just nearby, otherwise it is not worth it, j couple... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

As Fontanas go in Milan, this is nothing more than water spritzing out of the ground. However it is a top shopping, tourist and business piazza. There is a metro stop there and it is the beginning of corso Vittorio Emanuele II pedestrian shopping street that will take you to piazza Del Duomo. So take the metro to San Babila,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a decent square at the end of the Corso shopping street. It features a truly unimpressive fountain. After dark, the place becomes the sleeping area of numerous homeless locals.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

San Babila square , the heart of Milano. Connects Corsi Vittorio Emanuele, Corsi Monfirte, Corso Venezia, via Montenapoleone . Ideal for window and real shopping. Great cafes, an aperitivo at Gin rosa. Stroll.

Thank Alex W
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The shopping area around is beautiful and awesome, but... the water fall? Never on... Again, its nothing compared to everything around it. Still had a great time with many tourist areas, and shopping centers.

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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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