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 itinerary
and see for yourself.