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Free walking tour in Milano All you need to know about Il Duomo!

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  • Milan
  • Available in: English

About the guru Rugiyya

Hi, I am Rugiyya, I study in Milano and I love this city. I am already doing guiding as volunteer, so why not to do as a job?

Hi, I am Rugiyya, I study in Milano and I love this city. I am already doing guiding as volunteer, so why not to do as a job?

About the tour

The massive Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, which the Milanese call just "Il Duomo" is among the world's largest (it holds up to 40,000 people) and most magnificent churches, the ultimate example of the Flamboyant Gothic style. It was begun in the 14th century, but its façade was not completed until the early 1800s, under Napoleon.

The roof is topped by 135 delicately carved stone pinnacles and the exterior is decorated with 2,245 marble statues. The dim interior, in striking contrast to the brilliant and richly patterned exterior, makes a powerful impression with its 52 gigantic pillars.

The stained-glass windows in the nave (mostly 15th-16th centuries) are the largest in the world; the earliest of them are in the south aisle. Highlights include the seven-branched bronze candelabrum by Nicholas of Verdun (c. 1200) in the north transept, the 16th-century tomb of Gian Giacomo Medici, and the jeweled gold reliquary of San Carlo Borromeo in the octagonal Borromeo Chapel leading off the crypt.

Behind the high altar, the choir has deeply carved panels and misericords under the seats.

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Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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