"Duomo et al." The Duomo Tip by Mazza1

The Duomo, Milan: 30 reviews and 38 photos

Favorite thing: One of the highlights for me was the Duomo catedrale. It is the third biggest cathedral in the world and is possibly the most detailed. I normally don't bother with the touristy stuff but it was worth 4 euros to scale the towers and survey the view from those heady heights. (Not sure you can quite see the Alps through all that smog though!!!) The entrance to the cathedral is free, and the interior is also very striking and worth making the effort. If you a few hours to spare either side of your shopping spree, also worth checking out is the Chiesa de Santa Maria della Grazia which hosts the Cenacolo Vinciano (the painting of the Last Supper by Da Vinci), the Castello Szforzesco and the Navigli district.

Fondest memory: Milan is not a beautiful city like Rome (although it has its moments), lacking the arrogance and aloofness of the Romans. The people there seem a lot more interested, asking questions about where you come from. The dress of people tends to be more understated elegance than flashy. I can't say I saw too many Ferraris while I was there, but this may have been an exaggerated preconception, not that Milan wants for its fair share of pomp and self-aggrandisement!

Address: Piazza del Duomo

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  • Written Jan 14, 2005
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