Milan Cathedral, Italy | Incredible Pictures

Piazza del Duomo is the main piazza of Milan, Italy. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral.

Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols,  installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian.

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Milan, zodiac sundial, 1768 ~ astronomers from Accademia di Brera. Summer solstice, ray strikes tongue of bronze set in the floor; winter solstice, stretches out to meridian.

Milan Cathedral. Detail from main bronze gate - flagellation of Christ - Pogliaghi 1906

Details of main door of Duomo di Milano (Cathedral of Milan) in Milan, Italy Milan - Door 3

Duomo. Milan Cathedral. Building began in 1386 and finished in 1965. Jaw dropping details!!!  Photo by: Ricardo Bevilaqua

I chose this photo show off the color of the buildings in use during this time. I love how the pearl white really makes this building pop out more! Duomo, Milan Cathedral - Italy The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.

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This is the duomo cathedral of Milan. I really want to visit Milan. It is where my favorite book takes place, "beneath a scarlet sky"

Duomo di Milano, Italy  Flying buttresses on the exterior of the cathedral make it possible to acheive very tall  interior spaces in the nave.

Been there - loved it~ Milan, Italy - Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) . "The cathedral church of Milan, Italy, this Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth-largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.

THE BEST OF MILANO I visited Milan at the beginning of the summer with my cousin and was truly impressed by all of its beauty. The fashion capital of Italy is full of lovely little cobblestone streets, amazing churches and cathedrals, great bars and restaurants, and of course, is one of the best places in Europe for shopping. By We Are Travel Girls Contributor Charlotte Louise

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