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The Duomo of Milan

Not seeing the Duomo means not seeing Milan

Each place has its own landmark, and the Madonnina statue on the top of the Duomo of Milan is certainly one of the icons that Italians and foreigners immediately associate with our city.  

This is why it is highly recommended to choose Hotel Canada as your 3 star hotel in Milan: it will take you just 10 minutes to walk there and take the best photos of your weekend or stay in Milan. 

The Duomo of Milan

The history of the Duomo of Milan, the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (St. Mary coming into the world), encompasses millenniums, it is therefore impossible to summarize it in one page.  Just think that, according to historians, its origins date back to the 4th century AD.

The several "religion" stages the city endured, especially according to political domination, carried changes involving art and ideas.

At present, thanks to ungoing restoration and maintenance works carried out by the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo organization, it represents Milano throughout the world and has achieved the standing of true World Heritage.

A couple figures

The most accurate picture of the Duomo of Milan, and of its grandeur, probabily emerges from the data published on its official Website:

  • 108.50 m - the height at which the Madonnina statue is placed
  • 4.16 m  - height of the  Madonnina statue
  • 158.50 m - Duomo external length
  • 93 m - External width 
  • 11,700 sq m internal surface
  • 200 bas-relieves, with over 3,600 characters in the   55 windows
  • 135 spires
  • 5,000,000 visitors per year
  • 10,000 visitors a day, Mondays to Fridays
  • 20,000/25,000 visitors Saturdays and Sundays

How to reach the Duomo from Hotel Canada

As said before, Hotel Canada location in Milan is really convenient for visiting the Duomo.  It will take you just around ten minutes on foot to reach it.

Check this itineraryand see for yourself.
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" Great hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was excellent. Walking distance to Duomo and main attractions downtown Milan. "
Lois | Canada
24/05/2013
" Stanze molto pulite, colazione varia ed abbondante e personale molto gentile e professionale. "
Riccardo | Cagliari, Italia
11/05/2013
" Rimodernato, funzionale, pulito, ottima posizione. Accoglienza e professionalità. Tutto funziona senza smagliature. "
Illuminato | Napoli, Italia
17/05/2013
" Short walk to Milano Cathedral and great shopping. Reception staff had great English. The room was adorable and the bathroom lots of little touches not found at other hotels. Bed and linen were first class. One of the best breakfasts on our travels. Thank you Hotel Canada. "
Yasna H |
19/05/2013
" We found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was exceptional, with a great choice and a great latte to start the day. Our room was so tastefully decorated and very clean. Location is close to metro and nearby restaurants. On return to Milan, we would definitely stay here again. "
lozimont | Melbourne, Australia
16/06/2013
" posizione centrale e ben collegata. vicinanza al luogo di nostro interesse. colazione assortita e di buona qualità. prezzo contenuto. "
Salvatore | Palermo
30/05/2013
" Tutto ciò che serve, ad ottimo livello.
Ottima posizione centrale, simpatia e professionalità del personale, camere di dimensione sufficiente, bagno pulito e confortevole, colazione ottima: nulla è fuori posto; si avverte efficienza e professionalità. "
Lino29 | Napoli, Italia
16/05/2013
" Clean, modern and is about 10 minutes walking from the Duomo (if you don't want to walk, you can use the Metro, which is pretty close). The breakfast was OK and the stuff was very friendly. "
ENK74 | Bat Yam, Israele
13/06/2013
" é stata davvero una piacevole esperienza: albergo molto pulito, in posizione molto comoda, tanto da consentire di raggiungere a piedi le principali attrazioni turistiche.Stanze ben arredate. colazione ricca e di qualità. personale molto gentile e disponibile "
emilyd26 | Trieste, Italia
18/05/2013
" the staff is very friendly and professional. The hotel is clean and the room was adequate and comfortable. We really enjoyed the breakfast. The hotel is located near metro, tram and in walking distance to shopping and restaurants "
Pia | Svezia
23/05/2013