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Piazza della Scala

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Address: Piazza della Scala, Milan, Italy
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People-watch here for a local Central Milano

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jay Y
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Boris B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank MissMagdalen
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Chris F
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Anais H
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Erico2709
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

After getting exhausted from the tour at the Doumo , and seeing the fancy fashion at the passage of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then finally you can take a rest at this cozy place, you can bought yourself an ice cream or any drink and sit on these public seats under the trees and look at Leonardo statue , take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Say hello to Leonardo, maestro of the Renaissance. A statue in his name is erected here. The square is pretty small, but there are always people packed near the statue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't wait to see this piazza because of La Scala. La Scala was not as architecturally beautiful as I expected but I was thrilled to finally be in its presence. The square was lush with greenery and lots of benches to sit on and just watch all the people as they passed by. A statue of Leonardo di Vinci was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

A quiet square right in front of the Opera House and closer to the duomo. A comfortable place to relax after a tour of the Duomo and Shopping Gallery. There is a statue of Leonardo with his favorite pupils.

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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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