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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…

Layover in Milan? A 20 minutes tour of the city!

Layover in Milan? Here’s what to do if you only have a few hours to spend in the city. From Malpensa Airport to Milan If you happen to be at Malpensa Airport just go to the train station and catch the first train to Milan Cadorna. It takes only 30 minutes and the train will get you to the heart of the city of Milan at a cost of € 12.00. Once at Cadorna, if you give your back to the station’s building (designed by architect Gae Aulenti) you will see right in front of you the art installation called…

The Statue of Liberty is in Milan

The Statue of Liberty has an exact twin sister right in the heart of the city of Milan. Where If you happen to be in Milan you might want to start your tour with a visit of the Duomo Cathedral. Catch the red line of the underground services and get off at Duomo Station in Piazza del Duomo. Once overground you will be struck by the magnificence of the gothic cathedral that proudly stands in the middle of the piazza. If you look closely to the facade you will notice how many statues and gargoyles adorn the entire exterior surface…

Grab a bite at Mercato al Duomo

Maybe it’s the EXPO effect but Milan is now offering plenty of opportunities when it comes to food and food culture. The most recent opening is the “Mercato al Duomo” right next to the Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo.  It is a modern space on 4 levels for a total amount of 5.000 square meters. The architect Michele de Lucchi has designed a new space which allow visitors to  experience the whole Italian food tradition: from the raw materials to the finished product. The “Mercato al Duomo” features five different areas: The Bar Motta: for a real Italian breakfast. This…