Milan’s magnificent Duomo stands tall and proud in the centre of the city.
Roads circle the Duomo and radiate out from here. Everything is measured in time from the Duomo. La Scala is 2 minutes from the Duomo, the Brera is 5 minutes from the Duomo, the Last Supper is a 10 minute walk from the Duomo

Duomo in Milan
Milan

Construction began in 1386 and took five centuries to complete.
Learning that there are 135 spires and nearly three thousand statues, you can understand why it took this long
Outside the Duomo in Milan
Outside the Duomo

Closeup of the doors of Milan's Duomo
Closeup of the doors

Inlaid marble floor of Milan's Duomo
Inlaid marble floor

The organ is the largest in Italy. Duomo in Milan
The organ is the largest in Italy

The light streams in through the magnificent stained glass windows
Magnificent stained glass windows in the Duomo in Milan
Stained glass windows

Stained glass window in the Duomo in Milan
Another stained glass window

Whilst there are many treasures inside the Duomo, it is the roof top that is the star.
The Duomo has recently undergone a huge cleanup and once again the magnificent pinnacles and spires that dominate the skyline, sparkle
A walk on the roof is not to be missed. The views are fantastic.
You can choose to either walk up the stairs or take the lift. Tickets for the lift can be purchased at the kiosk outside in the back right hand corner (facing the Duomo) and the lift entry is in the back left hand corner!
Spires on the roof of the Duomo in Milan
Some of the 135 spires on the roof

View of the flying buttresses on the roof of the Duomo in Milan
View of the flying buttresses

View over the rooftops from the Duomo in Milan
View over the rooftops

View from the rooftop of the Duomo in Milan
Statue on the roof of the Duomo in Milan
Statue on the roof

The Madonnina, Giuseppe Perego’s gilded bronze statue, stands on top of the main spire
Madonnina statue on the top of the Duomo in Milan
Madonnina Statue

Looking down on the sculpture in the Piazza di Duomo, Milan
Looking down on the sculpture in the Piazza

The Duomo in Milan at night
The Duomo at night