Il Duomo is the famous cathedral of Milano.
If the volumes are massive and heavy, the monument is covered entirely of a lace of sculptures that makes a major work of it. You will be able to pass of hours to admire all details and the sophistication of these sculptures...
Favorite thing: It is easy to forget as travelers that the churches in Italy are serious business for some. Definitely visit Milan's cathedral, but remember that it is a place of worship, so it should be treated with respect. You will see people praying all around you while you do your sightseeing. Feel free to walk around and admire the architecture, but try to dress modestly and to keep your voice down.
Especially for girls: in summer don´t forget to bring some kind of sweater, something with long arms, even when it´s really hot. You can´t enter the churches and cathedrals with naked shoulders!!!!!!!!!!!!
Went to the Duomo - could have spent a whole day there - it is breathtaking.
Fondest memory: Sitting in a cafe-bar watching the world go by. This was the most relaxing bit.
The most exciting bit was dancing with some very nice Milanese ladies on a Saturday night.
Spend time in and around the Duomo, it is the heart of the city, and there are things for every type of person to see and do in the few blocks surrounding it.
Fondest memory: Staying there long enough to adopt a true fondness for the city, and the neighborhood where I lived. I got to the point where I no longer felt like a visitor, and could call Milan my home. The duomo and surrounding streets offer the best of Milan, site-seeing, people-watching, shopping, dining, and almost anything else you can think of.
Walking around the center at night when the weather was warm. If you just wander around the Duomo or the Brerra you can find anything from live music to vendors selling their goods. There are usually masses of people out strolling around and sightseeing. It's free to walk but there are also many place to stop for a gelato or some wine.
Fondest memory: A balmy October night sitting on the steps of the Duomo, amongst hords of people, cold beer in hand, listening to a cheesy 80's pop rock cover band.
Favorite thing: Go to the top of the duomo!! The view is gorgeous and you can get a great view of the city as well as the thousands of beautiful statues perched atop the spires. It is really cheap to go up (I think it was around 3 Euros). You buy your ticket down to the left side of the facade and climb your way up a few flights worth of stairs and you're there, on a beautiful walkway. Not to be missed!!
Favorite thing: You must visit the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Castle near Cadorna train station. If you are there on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon, you must go hang out at the park near the castle.
Visit the Duomo and Galleria. Located on one of the main shopping streets of Milan
Fondest memory: A new Zara store opened in Milan (the first in Italy) and there were probably over 1,000 people inside. Milan's has four floors, and since Zara is one of my wife's favorite stores, we had to go. Zara is a Spanish company, so it was pretty tough to break into an already competitive Italian fashion market, but Milan is the place to do it.
visit Il Duomo
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