Milan Cathedral (de Milano) is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy and the third largest in the world.
The main square surrounding the cathedral is a major tourist hub littered with famous fashion stores, the beautiful Victor Emmanuel II mall, museums, concert/event space, a major metro stop and shops and restaurants.
The cathedral tour has 2 sections. The amazing and historic interior. And the beautiful terrace with its Gothic architecture.
Leonardo da Vinci spent a major part of his career in Milan. Some of his engineering works are still in display at the Cathedral.
The sculpture “Saint Bartholomew Flayed” is a major tourist attraction.
A few hundred gargoyles and other smaller statues adorn the exterior of the magnificent cathedral.
Each of the tall aspires is dedicated to a famous person. During the allied bombing campaign in world war II only two aspires were damaged. Milanese attribute that to divine intervention!
The terrace atop the cathedral hosts concert events and offers an amazing view of Milan.