There is no other landmark that brings to mind the city of Milan like the Duomo di Milano. This cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, and happens to be the fourth-largest church in the entire world. Look at a map of the city of Milan, and you can tell that the church is actually the focal point of the city. The church took over five centuries to finish, and has been the site of sacred buildings since the Roman era. The church’s Gothic architecture is stunning, with elaborate pointed spirals across the façade. You can admire the Madonnina (little Madonna) on the top of the main spire, the incredible mosaic floors inside, and the soaring, impressive vaulted ceilings.
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milano, Italy
Open hours: 7:00 am - 6:40 pm
Phone: +39 02 7202 2656
Architect: Leonardo da Vinci, Francesco Maria Richini
Province: Province of Milan