Milan is a modern, cheerful and entertaining city in Italy. It is a real paradise for shopping lovers but at the same time it is a place where you can discover the Italian atmosphere, a beautiful architectural style and interesting sights. Duomo di Milano is the iconic image of this city and also the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world.
Situated right in the center of Milan, in Piazza del Duomo, this Gothic cathedral has an impressive and sophisticated architecture. This unique cathedral, made of brick and marble, has a fabulous exterior design embellished with a lot of beautiful statues, spires and a variety of Gothic decorative motifs.
It is said that there are more statues on this cathedral than on any other building in the world. The most famous statue is the Madonnina, a stunning statue of the Virgin Mary, which is placed on top of the tallest spire of the cathedral and which is covered by thousands of gold foils.The interior of this sacred building hides beautiful artifacts, statues and three imposing altars decorated with religious motifs.
The possibility of taking a walk on the roof is what really makes this place interesting and different. Walking on the roof among spires and statues is a memorable experience. You can either take the stairs or the elevator to get to the roof. It is incredibly beautiful to walk on the roof during the day, but it is also gorgeous to do it at night when the multitude of colored lights that embellish the cathedral is on.
You should definitely not miss the Treasury of the Milan Cathedral where you will discover a collection of unusual objects. Another interesting place is the Paleochristian Baptistery, a kind of archaeological museum situated under the cathedral, which displays the remains of a bygone era.
You will definitely be fascinated by this harmonious blend of history, religion, art and culture. You should visit this magnificent cathedral because it is an authentic masterpiece which will deeply impress you.