Piazza della Scala

Piazza della Scala, Milan: Address, Piazza della Scala Reviews: 4/5

Piazza della Scala
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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The area
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
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
  • Duomo • 5 min walk
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,014 contributions
Significant piazza in Zona 1, Centro Storico
Jul 2020 • Solo
Piazza della Scala is a significant square adjacent to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Zona 1 Centro Storico area of the city. In the middle of the square is the monument of Leonardo da Vinci which was sculpted by Pietro Magno in 1872. There are some important buildings surrounding the piazza including Teatro alla Scala opera house from which the piazza takes its name and is situated on the north western side, at the opposite side is Palazzo Marino. The piazza is certainly impressive and was relatively quiet when I visited in July 2020, it is a part of the city that cannot be missed on a visit to the city.
Written 25 January 2021
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David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
Calm little square.
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Piazza fella Scala is a well maintained square. Grennery surrounds a central statute of Leonardo. There is marble seating around. Perfect to take a break whilst strolling Milan.
Written 9 August 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,289 contributions
Monuments and palaces majestically alone
Apr 2020
In these terrible pandemic days the squares take on surreal aspect , without cars an people increase their prospects and their beauty.
Written 11 April 2020
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George
108 contributions
Good place to relax
Feb 2020
The Scala square is just behind the Duomo and a good area to relax. You can have there a break from your shopping and you can admire the buildings around it.
Written 12 March 2020
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Bourlingueur
Albany, NY691 contributions
Nice Piazza
Nov 2019
We walked through the smallish Piazza della Scala which is situated in front of the La Scala Opera. It was neat to see this famous theater.
Written 7 March 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,409 contributions
Nice
Feb 2020 • Family
Interesting square, its location makes it easy to visit, as it is really close to the Duomo and the Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area. Not to spend a long time there.
Written 23 February 2020
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Beautiful and stylish
Mar 2019
This is a small, beautiful and stylish square, named so because of the world-famous Teatro alla Scala that lines it from one side. Just opposite to it is the Milan's City Hall, a.k.a. Palazzo Marino. The square is connected to the Piazza del Duomo, where the famous cathedral stands, through the posh Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. A pretty, round, well manicured garden with a monument of the genius Leonardo is right in the center of the piazza.
Wouldn't say it is a must-see but it is still beautiful.
Written 18 February 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Nice square
Sep 2019 • Family
Nice, although not too big, square in front of the world-famous opera house.
Always very busy and crowded.
Written 14 December 2019
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,435 contributions
Worth a pic if you are in the area
Oct 2019
This is a rather small piazza near the fashion area with a large statue of Leonardo Da Vinci. The Teatro alla Scala is across the street and the Galleria de Italiano is to the side. This is not worth a separate visit, but if you are in the area, worth a quick stop by and a picture of the statue.
Written 13 December 2019
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,029 contributions
Square
Sep 2019 • Couples
A square outside the Vittorio Emanuels shopping in front of La Scala with the statue of Då Vinci as its Main attraktion. Buy an icecream and relax för a while
Written 7 October 2019
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