Piazza Mercanti - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Piazza Mercanti
Piazza Mercanti is a square in Milan created as the center of city life in medieval times, later transformed into via Mercanti. Piazza Mercanti means, in everyday language, the square circumscribed by the Palazzo Della Ragione, the Casa dei Panigarola, and the Loggia degli Osii. In the 13th century, there were six entry points to the square, each associated to a specific trade, from sword blacksmiths to hat makers.
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Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia
0.02km from Piazza Mercanti
The Palazzo della Ragione was the ancient seat of city courts and the covered market of Padua. It was built starting from 1218 and raised in 1306 by Giovanni Degli Eremitani who gave it the characteristic roof in the shape of an overturned ship hull. The upper floor is occupied by the largest hanging room in the world, called the "Salone" with a wooden ceiling in the shape of a ship's hull. It is part of the Civic Museums of Padua. The lower floor houses the historic covered market of the city.
Piazza del Duomo Milan
0.11km from Piazza Mercanti
Piazza del Duomo is the main square of Milan, its real geometric center and commercial for over seven centuries. It is the vital center of the city, a meeting point for the Milanese to celebrate important events and, together with the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an iconic place par excellence of the metropolis and a destination for visitors and tourists from all over the world.
0.19km from Piazza Mercanti
The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is an ecclesiastical institution comprising a public library, a picture gallery, and an academy of studies, founded in 1607 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, located in the municipality of Milan inside the Palazzo dell'Ambrosiana. Some major acquisitions of complete libraries were the manuscripts of the Benedictine monastery of Bobbio (1606) and the library of the Paduan Vincenzo Pinelli, whose more than 800 manuscripts filled 70 cases when they were sent to Mila
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
0.21km from Piazza Mercanti
Santa Maria presso San Satiro is a church in Milan. The church is known for its false apse, an early example of trompe-l'œil, attributed to Donato Bramante.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
0.23km from Piazza Mercanti
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is an elegant nineteenth-century shopping arcade which houses some of the most luxurious boutiques in Milan. It is located between two of the main monuments in Milan: il Duomo and the Teatro alla Scala. It also contains some of the nice restaurants, including some of the oldest establishments of Milan. The massive Galleria makes for a stunning sight, and its enormous dimensions have made it an overnight sensation ever since it was opened to the people of Milan.
0.23km from Piazza Mercanti
The Palazzo dell'Arengario is a building consisting of two twin buildings located in Piazza del Duomo in Milan. hardly you won't notice this 30's building and its art deco architecture. Several works of art from the 20th century, from futurism to Italian Arte Povera, are marvelously preserved in its rooms. In the 2000s, the palace was restored and adapted by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari to house the Museo del Novecento, a museum of twentieth-century art inaugurated in 2010, especially renowne