Photographer's Note

Milan Cathedral, or the illustration of "stone laceworks".
Its main facade, on the Piazza del Duomo, reflects so much this expression that the cathedral is nicknamed "the hedgehog marble".

It is possible to admire more closely the detailed work of stone carvers by continuing the visit through the roof terrace of the cathedral. On the way, you can enjoy a rare view of the nearly 2,300 statues and 136 external arrows that adorn the building and on the forest of flying buttresses that form its backbone.
The roof terrace allows to enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the city of Milan.
Admission fee, rising by steps or by lift (warning, the elevator does not reach the roof, the access is to be done by the stairs).

A special feature of Milan Cathedral is the slowness of its construction since work started in 1386. The final construction phase, which involved the main facade, was completed in 1813.

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