Il Duomo

In the same way that all streets lead to Rome back in the days of the Empire, all modern streets in Milan either lead into the Piazza del Duomo, or circle around it.
You invariably get round some corner to come in full view of this majestic building, the 5th largest church in the world!
Built over 500 years (the last door dates from as recently as 1965) and funded almost entirely with the Milanese’ donations to faith, this building is both imposing and charming. Not typically Italian in its architecture, I now know its vague resemblance to the Notre-Dame de Paris to be due to its being built with the help of French architects.
An imposing sight, worth seeing at least once in a lifetime, this was my last sight of Milano and Italy on this trip!

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