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    A drive into the countryside with an Itallian gent

    by Hot_Fudge Written Dec 9, 2005

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    My Count loves to show off his driving skills in his Porche or his
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
    Beware they don`t offer a romantic weekend at the
    family estate to visit dear mama and papa!
    But he is a darling and spoils me!

    A darling old car of the count
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    Cathedral of the Holy Virgin of the Nativity Duomo

    by gwened Written Jan 17, 2015

    This is a must, the 3rd biggest in the world below St Peter's in Rome and Cathedral of Sevilla (Spain).
    As such it is big, and you can get the hours, schedules in English at the site in contact here.

    Before the current Cathedral there was another from the 5C here;after construction of the one all before 1386 was destroyed and the new started in 1387. It took about 500 years to do it until Napoleon I did it in 1813, that wanted to be crowned king of Italy here. Many rénovations, décorations and work on it throughtout the years. The Cathedral has all known styles of architecture but mostly Gothic.

    From the apse, which dates from the 14C, the sides are gradually reconciled to the façade, until the end of the 17C, external buttresses are crowned by arrows and linked at the base by horizontal baseboards. High up is a cornice with cusped arches on capitals with anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic figures. Between the buttresses in height are the stained glass windows that illuminate the nefs. The apse is polygonal and surrounded by the two sacristies that are joint by ancient arrows. To illuminate the apse, there are two huge stained glass windows with casements of warheads marble from the 15C. The central window is dedicated to the incarnation of the Christ.

    The Interior is with five naves and three transepts. The presbytery is deep and surrounded by an ambulatory which opens the two sacristies. The central nave is twice as wide as the aisles, they are slightly decreasing in height which allows the opening of small stained-glass windows with buttresses above the arches of the vaults illuminate the Interior in a soft way.

    The facades gives five reasons to understand the presence of the nave and with six buttresses surmounted by arrows. Five portals and the stained glass windows above are from the 17C, the balcony meanwhile is 1790 and three Gothic Windows are of the 19C. The foundations of the Central foothills are decorated by reliefs and Atlanteans from the first half of the 17C, the bas-reliefs on the bases of the foothills are them from the 18C and 19C. The decoration of the portals bas-relief is carved as are the statues of the Apostles and the prophets on Ravens date all of the 18C. The bronze doors are of the 20C. Starting from the Renaissance of Pellegrini to Francesco Maria Ricchino baroque and neo-Gothic Napoleonic Acquisitions. In 1886 the Fabbrica Grande sets up an international competition for the façade of Gothic style of the Duomo and in October 1888, the jury chose as winner Giuseppe Brentano, a young student of Boito.

    It is really a wonderful Church with lots to see. In addition you can see the top high up of 108 meters and see the statue of the madonna a symbol of Milan. Or as they call it , La Madonnina, is covered in golden copper and looks down on the city. YOu can see Inside the 2000 statues in white marbre and 136 ornamental arrows. There is a fee I believe 10 euros by stairs and 13 euros by elevator but check the site for the latest.

    Don't forget to see the cross that was done by Léonard de Vinci. YOu might be able to visit the rootstops by long stairs or elevator very wide with a wonderful view of the city!


    More on Milan tourist office got to Art and Culture ,then Architecture and Monuments.
    http://www.tourism.milan.it/wps/portal/!ut/p/c1/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz94NQ8_YJ0RUUAy48OCA!!/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=en/situr/home

    arriving to Duomo Cathedral altar and chaise on left the madonna chapel the apse of Cathedral wide side on nave to chapel
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    Santa Maria presso San Satiro

    by MM212 Updated Jul 23, 2015

    This small Renaissance style church was built in 1482 by Duke of Milan, Galeazzo Maria Sforza. It replaced an older Romanesque-style church dating from the 9th century whose Romanesque bell tower has remained intact. The interior walls contained paintings by Borgognone before they were transferred to a museum (Pinacoteca di Brera). Santa Maria presso San Satiro is tucked in a small courtyard off Via Torino, immediately south-west of Piazza del Duomo.

    Santa Maria presso San Satiro, May 2014
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