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.
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 Basilica of St. Ambrogio is the 'symbolic' church of the city which was originally built in 379 on the
tombs of St. Gervasio and St. Protasio. A presbytery and a monastery have also been built on this site ...
Founded in the 2nd century B.C. in northern Italy, Vicenza prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th to the
end of the 18th century. The work of Andrea Palladio (150880), based on a detailed study of classical Roman ...