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Cycling in Milan
"Meet-up with your guide in the morning or afternoon and take off on a group cycling tour of the most evocative and interesting places of art and history in the center of Milan. Cycle to the outside of the Sforza Castle monument visit its inner courtyards and get an explanation of its art and history.After get some outside views of the Peace Arch the Santa Maria delle Grazie and The Darsena and Canals and take a few photos with your camera.Afterward hop back on your bikes and head to San Lorenzo and the roman columns the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
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Classic Milan Photo Tour
"If you are on a tight schedule and you want to photograph Milan’s classics do it with us! This photo tour is planned to make good use of one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe.With some smart detours and good planning you will shoot many attractions and new perspectives in half a day: Castello Sforzesco built by the Sforza House in 15th century Piazza Mercanti La Scala Galleria Meravigli Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (aka ‘Milan’s living room’) with its infamous bull ritual and a lot more.We will not miss Piazza del Duomo with its cathedral (3rd largest in the world)
From EUR180.00
 
Milan Historic Walking Tour with Typical Dinner
"Discover Milan and its attractionsThe Sforza Castle a fortress that was both used as a military base and a residence of the Dukes of Milan. The Scala Theatre built in 1776 and located in Piazza della Scala is not only a monument but a true temple of Music and Italian History and Culture. The Duomo our Cathedral. But also Palazzo Reale and San Gottardo in Corte with its wonderfool bell tower.  The tour will continue to ""via Torino"" where you may see Santa Maria presso San Satiro and Sant'Alessandro. A must-see location
From EUR140.00

Piazza Mercanti Tips (16)

Palazzo d. Scuole Palatine and Casa dei Panigarola

Another two remarkable buildings in the square are the Baroque Palatine School (Palazzo delle Scuole Palatine) and the Gothic House of Panigarola Family (Casa dei Panigarola).

These two buildings are one next to the each other in a corner of the square, as an extraordinary contrast of styles.

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May 22, 2006

Loggia degli Osii in Piazza Mercanti

Built of black and white marble, the beautfiul Loggia degli Osii was commisioned by Matteo Visconti da Scoto of San Gimignano in 1316.

Although the building it was damaged during the years, the extensive restoration works carried out in 1904 tried to bring back its original form.

The building is housing today a branch of an Italian Bank.

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May 22, 2006

Piazza Mercanti - Broletto Nuovo

This came as a total surprise for me during my visit to Milan. Although very close to Piazza del Duomo, I had no idea that this so-called "corner of old Milan" exists and is still preserved intact here.

It had six gates, one for each of the neighborhoods of the 13th century city, and in the centre stood the Palazzo della Ragione, or New Town Hall (Broletto Nuovo), commissioned by Oldrado da Tresseno, the first mayor of Milan.

Palazzo della Ragione or New Town Hall (Broletto Nuovo) is located on the south side of medieval Piazza Mercanti and is an austere building with has three rows of arcades supported by square pillars.

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May 22, 2006

Piazza Mercanti

Piazza Mercanti is undoubtelly the most beautiful square in the city. The old Milan is still preserved intact here, although it is just a step away of traffic and ugly skyscrapers.
Originally square shaped, it had six gates, one for each of the neighborhoods of the 13th century city.
Do not miss to observe the magnificient buildings which stood around the square, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Loggia degli Osii, the Baroque Palatine School and the Gothic House of the Panigarola Family. Right in the middle of the square there is the 16th century well.

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Things to Do Near Piazza Mercanti

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Chiesa San Carlo al Corso - Church

San Carlo al Corso is a neo-classic church in the center of Milan. It was built to replace the medieval church of Santa Maria dei Servi. The construction and the design themselves were inspired by the...
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Palazzo dei Giureconsulti

Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (I am not sure about the exact translation into English but maybe something like Palace of Legal Consulting) is located on Piazza dei Mercanti and in the Middle Ages, it was...
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Museum of Castello Sforzesco

This part of the castle was built by Donato Bramante. Archeological museum with its prehistoric artifacts and Egyptian collection is situated here. Here you can visit the museum of musical instruments...
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Theater Arcimboldi

For three years, starting in January 2002, this stunning 21st century theater was Milan's main opera venue while the historic Teatro alla Scala was being restored and restructured. In fact the...
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Piazza Duomo

Even with the cathedral covered up for restoration work, and the square filled with fences, signs and platforms for the New Year's Eve celebrations, like in the picture, the Piazzo Duomo (Cathedral...
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Porta Venezia

At the end of Corso Buenos Aires are two huge bastions, built on either side of the road on Porta Venezia. These two towering, solid square structures straddle the traffic, and stand in the place of...
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Between Duomo and Cordusio

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