Merchants Square is a central city square of Milan. It used to be the heart of the city in the Middle Ages. At the time, the square was larger than it is now and known under the name of the palace that occupied the centre of the square (now on the north side). In the 13th century, there were six entry points to the square, each associated to a specific trade, from sword blacksmiths to hat makers.nUntil the late 19th century the most important and traditional fair of Milan was held in Piazza Mercanti.nA number of statues and other monuments are found in Piazza Mercanti. Sculptor Giovan Pietro Lasagna has realized two statues of the square, that dedicated to Ausonius.


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