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Milan, Italy: The Duomo (Cathedral) of Milan


About the Milan Cathedral:

The imposing structure that you see today is built over the remains of a smaller one, and is one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in the world. It is perhaps more impressive, architecturally, from the outside than within, but does contain some magnificent artwork and altars. Perhaps the most famous is the statue of “Saint Bartholomew Flayed”, created in 1562, by Marco d’Agrate.

Tomb of St. Charles Borremeo in Milan
Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

In the crypt is the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, who, besides being Cardinal Archbishop of Milan, was a great reformer and helped to lead the counter-reformation. His tomb is one of the highlights of any visit to the Cathedral.

We celebrate the Feast of Saint Charles Borremeo on November 4.

Also, you should definitely take the option to climb to the top of the roof for an outstanding view of the city. There is an admission charge….see their website.


Traveling to the Duomo:

The Duomo is centrally located in the city of Milan.

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan

GPS coordinates: 45° 27′ 51.0804” N, 9° 11′ 30.9948” E

Tel: +39 (02) 720 23375 Fax: +39 (02) 720 22419

email: info@duomomilano.it

Click here for the official website of the Duomo in Milan.

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