Piazza del Duomo is Milan’s city square where the Duomo Cathedral and the famous statue of Vittorio Emanuele reside. No tourist in Milan wants to miss this site. It is also the residence of the Archbishop of Milan.
The Duomo Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Italy and among the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. This is reasonably logical when you discover that it took 600 years to build. The building itself is coated with white marble, and anyone who likes architecture will be able to recognize quite a few styles from different periods.
The cathedral can accommodate 40 thousand worshipers – a considerable number by all accounts – and is over a hundred meters high. Inside the building, many works of art were displayed to the general public. If you want to admire the details on the roof of the building and see Milan’s breathtaking angle, you will have to pay (12 euros). However, paying a reduced price (€7) can choose to walk.
One thing that should not be missed is the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, riding a horse. An impressive figure by all accounts. It plays in the history of Italy; the first shopping mall in the world is also named after Vittorio Emanuele II “Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II.” This magnificent mall was built in the 19th century and is still active today.
If you were intrigued by the cathedral, you could enter the museum commemorating its history and the lengthy construction process, which includes various designs, sarcophagi, statues, and models.