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A lovely square, perfect for a quiet summer evening dinner in the open air.

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Piazza San Babila

A haven of peace.

The San Babila Plaza takes its name from the small but famous red-bricked church that overlooks it. Despite having few details about its history - it's unknown when it was built and by whom, only that it was rebuilt in the ninth century - is one of the city's most important churches. The piazza is located next to the Piazza del Duomo, which hogs the limelight somewhat. Nevertheless, this haven of peace in the heart of the city is one of Milan's most charming places. When the sun sets, the flow of visitors diminishes, the terraces start opening and the gush of the fountain marking the centre of the square will accompany you if you're there. It's a great spot for outdoor dining and street musicians liven up summer evenings.



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