As probably the most recognisable and memorable symbol of Milan, the Duomo is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world and took over 400 years to complete. As you step inside, you are greeted by a jaw dropping cavernous interior that seems to go on forever both above and in front of you. The high vaulted ceilings are underpinned by thick columns on either side, each with beautiful, centuries old paintings hanging between them. Made from stone and white marble, the attention to detail is evident on every wall, pillar, statue and painting in this grand example of Italian architecture andÂ it casts an imposing shadow over the square, which with the Duomo, forms the central focal point of Milan.
You can read more about the Duomo and the rest of Milan in my 48 hours in Milan post.
Update: After a few requests, I’ve added to this post by including a few photos of the amazing interior. Enjoy 🙂