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Duomo di Milano, Italy

From series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
Year: 19th century. Height: 106.5 meters.

No less famous is the Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano located in the heart of the historic district. It's considered a shining example of the outstanding architectural style, Flamboyant Gothic. Construction of this cathedral  took several hundred years. The process has begun in 1386 and was completed only in the 19th century. The Milan Cathedral is the fifth largest in the world. The spectacular architectural structure is characterized by a variety of spiers and fine sculptures, a complex system of pointed towers and turrets.

Duomo di Milano, Italy The main building material is white marble. The Italian Simone de Orsenigo is considered to be the original author of the project. Later, best experts from Germany and France were attracted to participate in construction. For hundreds of years, the best masters of Europe were working to create the unique facade and interior design. Their work resulted in the fabulously beautiful cathedral with the spire of 106.5 meters high.

The cathedral is so great that it can accommodate up to 40 000 people. About 3 400 beautiful statues decorate a hall. The main symbol and the gem is the golden statue of Madonna, the patron saint of Milan. Paintings on walls and a ceiling of the cathedral require special attention. Some of them were created by the outstanding artist, Simone da Orsenigo. The roof of the cathedral has the great viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the historic streets of Milan. Next - Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Rothschild S.P.A.' located in 0.16 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'De Car Autonoleggio' is located in 1.65 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Api Anonima Petroli Italiana S P A' in 0.44 km
Supermarket: 'Sapori D'Italia Srl' in 0.17 km
Parking: 'Autosilo Diaz' in 0.23 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Carlo Erba di G. Valdati e C. Sas' in 0.16 km
Police station: 'S.g.m. srl' in 0.08 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Rest@Duomo' in 0.08 km
Railway station: 'Milano Nord Cadorna' in 1.32 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Linate Airport LIN - in 6 km
 »  Venegono Airport QVA - in 38 km
 »  Malpensa Airport MXP - in 40 km
 »  Orio Al Serio Airport BGY - in 45 km
 »  Agno Airport LUG - in 63 km
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Best hotels near Duomo di Milano

VIP's Residence

Located in 0 km from Duomo di Milano
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Rooms: 40
Furnished in a modern style, all apartments come with a private bathroom and cooking area. They also feature free Wi-Fi, a TV and air conditioning. … More: photo, rates and booking
Sigieri Residence Milano

Located in 1 km from Duomo di Milano
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Rooms: 20
The modern-style apartments at the Sigieri Residence feature views of the city or internal courtyard, a dining area and a private bathroom with free … More: photo, rates and booking
Work&Live Resort

Located in 2 km from Duomo di Milano
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Rooms: 4
The open-plan studios have a living room with kitchenette and a flat-screen TV with cable and pay-per-view channels. The bathroom includes toiletries … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Viola

Located in 3 km from Duomo di Milano
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Rooms: 9
Rooms here include a flat-screen TV and a fan. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries. An Italian breakfast buffet with … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
1 km - Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
The famous Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is situated in Milan. It was built in the second half of the 15th century. That’s the striking architectural monument of the late Gothic. A unique artifact is hidden within the walls of the medieval church. That’s the …
Crespi d Adda
30 km - Crespi d Adda
In Lombardy, you can find an outstanding historical Crespi d'Adda village. All the territory is inscribed in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Crespi d'Adda is an unusual factory village that was founded at the turn of XXth century. Cristoforo Benigno …
Borromeo Palace
70 km - Borromeo Palace
On the Italian island of Isola-Bella is the beautiful Palace Borromeo, whose design is uniquely beautiful and impressive. The beautiful baroque palace, built in the 16th century, is located on the almost entire territory of the tiny island and forms a unified complex …
Monastero di San Colombano
78 km - Monastero di San Colombano
San Colombano can safely be called the most inaccessible monastery of Italy. It was founded almost 700 years ago, in 1319. The temple can be found in the picturesque province of Trento, or rather, in Piano delle Fugazze. The monastery carved into the cliff looks …
Contra Dam
85 km - Contra Dam
An important tourist attraction is Contra Dam, located in Switzerland. Most tourists know it under the unofficial name - Verzasca dam. The unique architecture has long attracted curious tourists and active recreation enthusiasts. The dam construction took more than …

Top destination around Duomo di Milano - Milan

Casa Calicantus is open in a no less beautiful villa. The incomparable design of this hotel is also a tribute to traditions of the past. There is a spectacular lounge with an old fireplace and massive wooden furniture at Casa Calicantus. The hotel still features the original stone walls and columns, wooden doors with skillful carving and high and narrow windows with forged treillages. Don’t forget to explore the picturesque inner yard that is also the location of a true historical landmark – an ancient well.

Open in a luxurious historical building with columns, Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo carefully keeps and flourishes traditions of the past. Magnificent amaranth carpets and mirrors in gilded frames, portraits of noble princes and priceless antique furniture made of rare sorts of wood – the design of the hotel is not inferior to the décor of famous palaces of the 19th century. The presence of a high-class wellness center is another advantage of Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo. The center has a hammam and a modern looking relaxation area.
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