Duomo, Milan

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    Il Duomo - Under Construction...

    by Krystynn Written Jun 22, 2003

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    Il Duomo - under renovation (in 2002)

    After 500 years, it's time for a big clean-up. And thus, the Duomo went through a massive clean-up in 2002. It's much, much cleaner now.....

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    Climb the Cathedral

    by guell Updated Mar 2, 2003

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    Milan's Cathedral Buttresses

    One very cool thing about this cathedral is that visitors are allowed to climb the exterior and explore the wonderful architecture from up close.

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    Walk on the Roof of the Cathedral

    by guell Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    Milan's Cathedral as seen from the roof

    We made it to the top of the cathedral, and I wanted to keep going! Unfortunately, this was it. Shortly after taking this shot we began our descent.

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    View of the Spires From the Cathedral's Roof

    by guell Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    Milan's Cathedral

    As we were walking around, I couldn't believe that we were actually on the roof of the Cathedral. You can climb it too!

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    Explore The Cathedral From all Angles

    by guell Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    Milan's Cathedral Spires

    Visitors are free to walk all over the cathedral and explore it from all different angles. We did just that!

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    Il Duomo-The Cathedral

    by guell Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Milan's Cathedral

    Milan's cathedral, the fourth largest in Europe, is incredibly beautiful. It was built in the Gothic style from 1386 to 1810 entirely from pink marble of Candoglia.

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  • Duomo, The Cathedral

    by sabsi Updated Feb 10, 2003

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    Duomo

    It's one of the most gorgeous churches I have ever seen! The square in front of it was a giant playground for Forza Milano salesmen and pigeons!

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    Visit the giants!!!

    by ChrsStrl Written Sep 11, 2002
    Half of the supporting wall!

    Round the Via delle Casa Rotte to find the Casa degli Omenoni, which has 8 huge statues on the facade. This was Leoni, the writer's, house.

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    The Duomo - 4

    by ChrsStrl Written Sep 11, 2002
    Duomo and Galleria

    It's not so much the city views - they are fairly mundane - it is the views of the details of architecture. A REAL MUST DO! ! !

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    The Duomo - 2

    by ChrsStrl Written Sep 11, 2002
    Just a part of the roof

    The roof, luckily, was still open and we pay 5 Euros to go up in the small lift, rather than 3 Euros 60 for the joy of walking up!

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    by iretyc Written Aug 26, 2002

    The Cathedral took over a century to complete its costruction...a mysterious and solemn look especially in the evening

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    Piazza Duomo, Vittori...

    by BellaMora Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Piazza Duomo, Vittori Emmanuel, and La Scala! Absolutely amazing cathedral. Make sure you were a shirt over your tank tops or you wont get in!

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    The Duomo...I didn't have time...

    by denver662 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    The Duomo...I didn't have time to go inside but I've heard it's worth the time to take a look. I only got to enjoy the view.
    4th largest in Europe.

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    Pictured here is the square in...

    by jessicadf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Pictured here is the square in front of the Duomo. I believe I took this photo because of the sheer number of pigeons. Pigeons would land on you, if you'd feed them (which I wouldn't).

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    You've got to see the Duomo. ...

    by jessicadf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You've got to see the Duomo. I'd say it's the 2nd most impressive building I've ever seen... the Taj Mahal is the most impressive, of course. Pictured here is a carving on the side of the Duomo.

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    Feb 23, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Recent rule change for the Duomo: as of December 10, 2012, all visitors wishing to take photographs or video inside the cathedral must purchase a €2 wristband. This applies to each visitor intending to use a photographic device of any kind - including phones and tablets - and permits images/video for personal, non-publication use only. Different regulations apply for professional photographers. Please see this website for full details:

    duomomilano.it/index.php/vis...

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      Feb 24, 2013 at 5:27 AM

      In some ways I understand photo bans. Tourists unwilling to follow no-flash rules, who climb on monuments for the best angles, and who monopolize the best pieces to take many, many shots can be very disruptive to other visitors. And the sales of picture books, postcards, etc. can eliminate entry fees or keep them low so that the attraction is affordable to all. I've occasionally quietly snuck a quick (no flash) shot in these places just to have something to illustrate my reviews here but have also purchased a book or dropped coins in the donation box to compensate. The exception would be in specific sites where the taking of photos would be considered blasphemous to the extreme.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Feb 24, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      I agree. It's really not a matter of being authorities being 'selfish' or 'impolite'. After all, what is on show can be seen in reality by members of the public, or in the hundreds of books and websites which are in the public domain. But it's a sad fact that far, far too many people ignore no-flash, no-commercial-publication rules..and yes, bevahe inappropriately in their desire to get *their* photos. So it is easier to enforce a total ban on photos than to continually have to 'police' throngs of visitors (something which is even more inappropriate in places of worship).

      By the way, saying 'it seems' is just a figure of speech...it does not imply that the statement was not clear.

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Enjoyed your reviews of some of the Milan highlights. Just getting myself prepared for my visit there later in January.
    Best wishes,
    Mike

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