Milan's Duomo: a Magnificent Cathedral

beautiful cathedral located in Milan

decoration above door of cathedral

statues on facade of cathedral

beautiful decoration on facade of cathedral in Milan

Milan's magnificent Duomo is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Construction was commissioned by bishop Antonio da Saluzzo in 1385. Although it was consecrated in 1418, the Duomo was not finished until the 19th century, when Napoleon had the façade completed.

The roof of the Duomo is decorated with more than 2200 statues. Most famous is the 4 m high gilded statue of Madonna which dates back to 1774. It's possible to access the roof by stairs or elevator and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

The inside of Milan's Cathedral is rather dark. There are five large naves divided by 52 pillars that support the cross vaulted ceiling. The stained glass windows of the choir are said to be the largest in the world.

Location: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy.

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!


Trotter said...

Wow! I love this!!

PS: Waiting for you in Amsterdam!!

Bino said...

WOW! nice framing. I'm dying to see Italy. :)