Piazza Fontana

Piazza Fontana, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Piazza Fontana Reviews: 3.5/5

Piazza Fontana
3.5
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bella piazza vicinissima al Duomo
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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 • 6 min walk
  • San Babila • 6 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,288 contributions
The Piermarini’s fountain
Apr 2020 • Solo
Beautiful fountain in the middle of the square , it was designed by Giuseppe Piermarini (1734-1808) and here positioned in 1780.
It is made by pink granite of Baveno, you can see a central basin surrounded by four round basins on the ground.
The main tank is fed by two basins superimposed and by two jets of water that come out of the two sea monsters mouth at the feet of two female figure .
The four basins on the floor are fed by four jets of water come out of the lion mouth under the main basin.
Written 28 April 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
A serene green island.
Jun 2019
With trees and some grass, and a fountain, it looks like the island of the peace after the Piazza Duomo. The main feature is the Piermarini fountain, but it's just the surface. Like so many peaceful places, its history has rewritten by a terrorist attack claiming 17 innocent lives. Nobody can feel safe anywhere anymore, because hatred pollutes the cleanest, most innocent places. Now, half a century, later on, the pink marble fountain is rustling with water, the girls are riding on the dolphins, and the windows of the Palazzo Arcivescovile are gleaming peacefully. Between the fountain and the palace is the "most valuable" part of the square, an ugly drinking well. Everywhere on the beautiful fountains, there is a warning that "not for drinking ." Pigeons are lucky because they can't read and quench their thirst without hesitation. Since I'm unfortunate enough to be literate, I am always delighted with this discovery because, after a few cooling sips, I can continue the sightseeing refreshed.
Written 30 August 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,393 contributions
Piazza Fontana
Jan 2019 • Couples
Interesting place for tourists. The square is located two minutes on foot from the Duomo square but it is peaceful here. An architecturally interesting fountain in the middle.
Written 23 January 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
A quiet respite after the crazy Piazza del Duomo
Jul 2018 • Couples
This piazza is about a block and a half from the Piazza del Duomo. Once you finish viewing the Duomo and after being harassed by the scammers there, you can come here in this quiet area and get some peace and quiet and still get a view of the Duomo.
Written 13 August 2018
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Jeffthehangman
Ballito, South Africa1,159 contributions
Piazza Fontana
Jul 2018 • Friends
A quite Piazza a block away from the main Duomo Square were one could sit back and relax. The area was once in 1969 the scene of a terrorist attack where some people were injured and killed. Today there is amble police and army staff around all areas in Milan and in Italy 8n general everywhere I've been I've felt very safe.
Written 4 July 2018
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Pittsburgh, PA35,319 contributions
A nice Piazza and Fountain
Nov 2017 • Couples
Piazza Fontana is 2 blocks from the Duomo. Really nothing special in this Piazza but it does have numerous tram and bus stops.
Written 19 November 2017
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Nice small square
Sep 2017 • Couples
Nice and relaxing small square/park, near the Duomo.
Terminus station for many trams going to the east part of the city.
Very nice small fountain in the centre of the square.
Written 8 November 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
A nice fountain
Aug 2017 • Couples
The square is named after the neoclassical fountain designed by Giuseppe Piermarini in the late 18th century with three basins made of pink granite. The two statues of mermaids squatting on dolphins, supporting the largest overlaying basin, are the work of Giuseppe Franchi. It is a nice monument in the center of a quiet and relaxed square.
Written 25 September 2017
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia30,967 contributions
NIce piazza
May 2017 • Couples
Piazza Fontana is a nice area, a bit more quiet than the main Duomo square which is about a block or so away. There is a really lovely fountain in the piazza, which is not extravagant, but provides a bit of a distraction and the background to a really quiet time if you want to sit around here and enjoy a bit of peace for a while. It is also worth noting that this piazza has a bit of unusual history, in contrast to its peaceful surroundings today. It is the centre of some terrorist related bomb explosions, in 1969. Several people were injured and some were killed. Apparently anarchists or fascists were to blame. So it is a place worth visiting if you have the time to spare.
Written 28 July 2017
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Vasilis P
Nea Erithraia, Greece212 contributions
super
Oct 2016 • Couples
one of the 5 best very good place all over the world- must be their to through a coins and do a wish
Written 28 October 2016
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