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Piazza della Scala

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Address: Piazza della Scala, Milan, Italy
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Singapore, Singapore
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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
Cairo, Egypt
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Piazza Della Scala is a great place to just sit and people watch and listen to the sounds of the city. It's a pedestrian plaza surrounded by Vittorio Emanuele Galleria, Milan's city hall, a bank and a museum and not too far from the Duomo. Milan houses one of Leonardo di Vinci's famous painting , The Last Supper, and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice piazza, near and connected to some of the most interesting places in Milan, like the Vittorio Emanuale galeries, the Scala de Milan and the Duomo to name a few. It's scale makes it more defined with a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci who's statue sits in its middle. On weekends, many musicians and street performers... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a really famous place so I was looking forward to see it. When I reached it I was a bit disappointed. I know that the famous thing about it is about the inside effect but still... :-) It could be nicer building O:-) But I don't know anything about architecture and it's only my opinion... And I didn't... More 

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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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