Milan - Italy

MilanPiazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is the main square of Milan and its geometric and commercial center for more than seven centuries. The heart of the city, the square has a rectangular shape with a surface of over 17000mq. One fundamental element of the square is the famous Milan Cathedral, symbol of Milan, and the third largest church in the world after St. Peter's in Rome and the Seville Cathedral. The construction of the cathedral began in the late XIV Century and lasted for many Centuries, considering that the works for the façade began in 1567 and ended in 1805.


Milan - Piazza del Duomo"La Madonnina"

The cathedral is the most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy, and it is made entirely of white marble. It features more than 140 spiers and on the main spire, the highest point of the church, we find the famous Madonnina, built by Giuseppe Perego, made of gilded copper, over four meters high.

Since its installation in 1774, it has become a symbol of the city, so that ways of saying such as "under the shadow of the Madonna" show par excellence the city of Milan. On the left side of the square we find the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which precisely connects Piazza del Duomo with Piazza della Scala where we find the famous theater. At the center of the square we find an equestrian statue, dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II.

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