Explore the Milan Cathedral, the Third Largest Church in the World
Enter the massive complex which is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan and discover the magnificence of this structure. 108 meters high, studded with gothic gravitas and capable of holding 40,000 people, the Milan Cathedral truly is a marvel.
Skip the 200 Step Climb and Stroll Across the Terraces of the Duomo
Bypass the exhausting climb to the rooftops and take the elevator straight up to the place which offers the best views of Milan, the rooftops of Milan Cathedral. From here, you can see the gorgeous cityscape of Milan lying between you and the horizon. The crowning jewel of the terrace, is the Madonnina, a 14-foot-high golden statue of Mary which also happens to be the tallest point of the building. You can also spot Catholic saints standing atop the 135 marble spires that dot the perimeter, nestled among the buttresses and pillars.
See Statues, Paintings, and Models at the Duomo Museum
Be sure to not miss out on the Museo del Duomo, a museum that reveals the history behind this enormous construction project and its many secrets. The theme of this museum is the Duomo itself and it features a massive collection of nearly 200 pieces including statues, tapestries, and stained-glass windows.