The Piazza del Duomo is Milan's main city square. The Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are all located on this famous city square. The piazza marks the center of the city, both in a geographic sense and because of its importance from an artistic, cultural, and social point of view. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral (the Duomo). While the piazza was originally created in the 14th century and has been gradually developing ever since (along with the Duomo, that took about six centuries to complete), its overall plan, in its current form, is largely due to architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and dates back to the second half of the 19th century. The monument to King Victor Emmanuel II is usually flocked by pigeons and stands at the centre of the square.
Tourists to Milan Italy can easily reach Piazza del Duomo via Milan's efficient metro system. This is the absolute city centre