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Pronunciation: /ˈpjattsa/

Translation of piazza in English:

nome femminile

  • 3 [figurative] (la gente, la massa)la reazione della piazza
    the reaction of the crowd


mettere in piazza qualcosa

to publicize something

mettere in piazza i propri affari

to wash one's dirty linen in public

fare piazza pulita

to sweep the board, to make a clean sweep

rovinare la piazza a qualcuno

to put a spoke in somebody's wheel


Piazza Affari

  • (Economics)
    the Milan Stock Exchange

piazza d'armi

piazza finanziaria

  • (Economics)
    financial market

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Cultural Note: Piazza Affari

The Milan Stock Exchange, the most important one in Italy, goes back to 1808, and is today housed in the Palazzo della Borsa (built between 1928 and 1931), in Piazza degli Affari in the centre of the city. The media use the term Piazza Affari to mean the Milan Stock Exchange.

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