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The Duomo of Milan: marbles and marvels

The Duomo of Milan: Marbles and Marvels History The Duomo of Milan with its 11.700 square meters surface is the fifth largest church of the world or the third if only Catholic churches are taken into consideration (the first two are the St Peter Basilica in Rome and the cathedral of Seville in Spain). The gothic cathedral is widely considered as the main landmark of the city of Milan and it is dedicated to the St. Mary of the Nativity. The construction of the Duomo of Milan took almost six hundred years and its origin dates back to 1386 when…