Watched over by the Madonnina, the cathedral's high rose marble spires represent the city's most famous artistic and ... More
The Duomo of Milan
Watched over by the Madonnina, the cathedral's high rose marble spires represent the city's most famous artistic and religious monument. The dimensions of Christendom's third biggest church are still awe-inspiring at 108m high (to the tip of the tallest spire) and 158m long. A range of architectural styles feature: doorways are 17th century, the central balcony from the late 18th Century and the three main upper windows early 19th-century pieces by Carlo Amati. The cathedral's vast interior overwhelms: its impressive pillars, vaults and streamlined arches enhanced by light that floods through the splendid stained-glass windows and the wonderful statuary surrounding the naves.
The building was designed by architect Leopold Pollak the request of Count Barbiano di Belgioioso in 1790. Over the years,
it became the official residence of Napoleon III and of Marshall Radetzky. The main façade, in romantic style, overlooks ...
Built outside the Roman city walls, near the amphitheater from which it has taken most of its salvage materials, this
extremely old religious building is of great importance not only for art history but also for all sacred Western ...
The ancient Porta Ticinese gate, part of the 12th century city walls built after the destruction wrought by Frederick Barbarossa,
is the only remaining gate along with the arches of Porta Nuova. The present state of the gate reflects ...