Piazza del Duomo is Milan's main square, its real geometrical centre and commercial for over seven centuries. Is the vital center of the metropolis, of the Milanese meeting place to celebrate important events. The square has an area of approximately 17,000 square meters in size and rectangular in shape, with the buildings arranged in function of the Cathedral that closes the prospect square background. Dominated by the imposing Gothic Cathedral, front and Centre decorated by the equestrian monument to Victor Emmanuel II, the square is surrounded by several different periods: architectures is opposite the Duomo, Palazzo Carminati as the sides of the square are set against symmetrical Southern and Northern arcades. In particular, the latter giving access to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
The square, now almost completely pedestrianized, in addition to being a square in front of the Cathedral, is often used for social and cultural events, such as trade unions and political rallies, concerts, watching major sporting events on big screen, and sometimes to commercial initiatives, such as the launch of new products.