Piazza Fontana Tours

A short walk from the Duomo, Piazza Fontana is one of the prettiest squares in Milan’s center, a quiet respite from the hubbub of nearby Piazza della Scala and Piazza del Duomo. The piazza is named for its 18th-century neoclassical central fountain, designed by Giuseppe Piermarini and is encircled by trees and benches.
 
The Basics
Milan is known for its urban hustle and bustle, but there are a number peaceful corners of the city worth exploring. If you need a few minutes to regroup during your walking or Segway tour of Milan's most famous sights like the Cathedral (Duomo) and Sforza Castle, take a quick detour to this lovely square where the pace is slower and the crowds thinner.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square is a short walk from the Duomo and there is a wide pedestrian area encircling the center fountain, so perfect for cooling off in the shade for a few minutes with kids.
  • There is a high curb around the central fountain area that may be hard to manage with a wheelchair or stroller.
  • There are a number of cafés along the outside of the square that serve snacks and coffee.
 
How to Get There
Piazza Fontana is located just behind Milan’s Duomo, less than a 5-minute walk from the Piazza del Duomo.
 
When to Get There
The central fountain in Piazza Fontana has a number of water jets that are street level, ideal for cooling off hands and feet on a hot summer day.
 
A Violent Past
Piazza Fontana has a violent history that belies its peaceful atmosphere. In 1969, the square was the site of the bombing of the National Agrarian Bank, a domestic terrorist attack that resulted in 17 people killed and scores more injured. A plaque stands in the square in their honor.
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Address: Milan, Italy
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Milan Segway Tour

Cruise through the streets of Milan on this three-hour guided Segway tour of one of Italy’s most popular cities. Once you’ve mastered the self-balancing, two-wheeled machine, take off and explore the landmarks of this fashion and commerce capital. Your guide will take you past the Sforzesco Castle, Piazza del Duomo and La Scala opera house. And you’ll even have a chance to scope out the top street for shopping as you make your way down Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. With a cap of eight people, this Segway tour is guaranteed to offer a personalized experience to travelers who want to explore Milan.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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