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Its construction began in 1396 and it was supposed to substitute the old church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The facade was added in 1455, and the transepts were completed in the mid-18th century. The dome was designed in 1744 by Filippo Juvara (1678-1736), chief architect of many of the sumptuous palaces of the royal house of Savoy. The facade has statues of two of Como's most famous sons, Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, whose writings are among the most important documents from antiquity. Inside, the works of art include Luini's Holy Conversation, a fresco cycle by Morazzone, and the Marriage of the Virgin Mary by Ferrari.

Address: Piazza Duomo
Directions: Historical centre
Phone: 031 3312275
Website: http://www.cattedraledicomo.it/

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