Located in the very heart of the city, the Duomo is the third largest cathedral in the world and Milan's most famous cultural landmark. Commenced in 1386, the cathedral was initially built in terracotta stone then continued in the white Condoglian marble (shipped from Lake Maggiore) that gives the building its striking crystalline beauty.
As well as its religious significance, the cathedral can be appreciated for its array of architectural styles, the work of generations of Lombard builders and architects. Marvel at literally thousands of statues both inside and out.
From the roof terrace a grand view, stretching across the city as far as the Alps on a good day, can be glimpsed through hundreds of Gothic spires. There is a Duomo Museum charting the history of its construction, as well as an exhibition of the archaeological digs on site.
- Piazza del Duomo