Piazza Duomo is the very heart of Milan, and here rises the majestic monument that symbolized the city. The cathedral invites everyone to look high in the sky, to follow its soaring grand spires, which mirror the soul of Milan, a city that could become a crossroad – Mediolanum – of people and cultures.
The inside of the cathedral is rich with the history and the marks of events that shaped Milan. We’ll see its soaring wide naves and colorful, bright windows.
Just as satisfying will be the descent into the archaeological sites underneath, where the remnants of the buildings that preceded the Duomo still stand: the Battistero di San Giovanni alle Fonti and the Basilica di Santa Tecla, both dated IV century.
To ascend sequence to the terraces of the Duomo is an unparalleled experience, with its sights of the city and of the sky. Discovering panoramic view of the city, that every element of decoration is tightly anchored to reality, will be surprising. The natural world and even objects of daily life find their way into its sculpures.
Three guided tours of the Duomo are offered and can be enjoyed in combination: