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Busy and modern square just north of the cathedral and near the city's fashion district.
Busy and modern square just north of the cathedral and near the city's fashion district. Architecturally, Piazza San Babila's buildings are virtually all Art-Deco office blocks from the 1930s, but it has a trendy business and cosmopolitan feel to it, and despite being very modern, boasts a very old sight, San Babila, a tiny, pretty, Romanesque church standing shadowed away by the huge modern skyscrapers. Piazza San Babila also contains numerous banks, post offices, fast-food restaurants and today also a touch of some funky designer stores too. Convenience wise, it's a great place to go, because it connects the Montenapoleone shopping area, with the more central Duomo zone.
Piazza San Babila, Milano, Italia
+39 02 7740 4343
Opened in October 2009, this is one of the most popular flagship stores in Milan, it is the world's first to host Abercrombie kids and A&F together in one shop
Renaissance building with Gothic elements, the frescoes on the façade are now faded
Lovely and classy little cobblestone street, with some beautiful ancient buildings
This is Gucci's flagship store in the city, opened in 2002, which has haute couture (high fashion) clothing and accessories
Bordered by via della Spiga, via Manzoni, via Sant'Andrea and via Montenapoleone, the Rectangle of Gold is the designer hub of Milan with Armani, Chanel, Missoni, Prada and Versace stores
The city's top high fashion shopping street
Small square, which however, is noted for a stunning Art Nouveau palace today called the Hotel del Corso, but once the Trianon
This small hidden shopping outlet called Basement cannot be seen from the street above
One of the most popular high street shopping arteries in the city
A late 19th century aristocratic mansion with Italian Renaissance art collections