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The cathedral, a symbol for the Milanese, was built over five centuries (the first stone was laid in 1386). Inside. The sense of grandeur immediately strikes the visitor, whose attention is solicited by numerous peculiarities. Externally the church is 157 meters long and 92 meters wide at the transept, with an area of 11,700 square meters, with as many as 3,400 statues. The plan is a Latin cross, the space of the long arm is divided into five aisles, the transept in three. The look runs immediately to the altar placed in an area slightly elevated, accompanied by his race in this rhythmic given by pillars, whose capital is really original: it is eight niches populated by statues of martyrs to the height of ´ altar and statues of angels in the apse. The central nave is higher than the sides that keep the decorations on the vaults in nineteenth-century fake tunnel, the vaults are pointed arch, which is typical of the Gothic, as well as typical are the windows, illuminating the interior with light and color, while narrating the lives of saints and passages from the scriptures. Along the aisles are at some sarcophagi of bishops in Milan or the characters are particularly important for the history of the monument, followed by a series of side altars, which have persisted even along the arms of the transept, dating from the sixteenth century. Important stages of the visit to the cathedral are: the memorial to Gian Giacomo Medici Marignano said Medeghino (1563), by Leone Leoni, choir stalls, the crypt and Scurolo of St. Charles Borromeo, the Treasury with pieces of prized sacred art. Then again the candlestick Trivulziano, the end of the twelfth century, bronze-work of Nicholas of Verdun, the pool Egyptian porphyry (now baptistery, IV cent. AD). The oldest are those of the six stained glass windows on the right (XV sec.). Finally, the Museo del Duomo (the nearby Royal Palace), completion of the necessary knowledge of the temple. THE Wm. Few churches in Italy, have had a building so slow and complex as was the Cathedral of Milan, and its development including a period of five long centuries during which many prominent figures around the shipyard calls from all over Italy to give advice and opinions. The front (56 meters in height and 67.9 in width) is divided into five backgrounds, corresponding to the aisles by six buttresses surmounted by pinnacles. Around 1500 was erected the first of four contiguous and spire, designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi Pellegrini said, were carried out on the floor and the choir stalls. The highest spire reaches 108.50 meters and surmounted by a statue of the Virgin Mary, covered in 3900 gold leaf. The spire was built higher from 1765 to 1769 and the facade, following the design of the Pilgrims, was accomplished in the years between 1805 and 1813. The work continued throughout the nineteenth century with the completion of the pinnacles of the towers el´edificazione scalars around the lantern. There are two major renovation works carried out on the building: the first in 1935 and the second, more complex, after the bombing of 1943. Finally, on 8 December 1966, inaugurated the new churchyard. Watch digital images with 360 ° Arounder Milan
Hours: Hours: daily, except Mondays, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00. Early Christian Baptistery of St. Stephen: accessed from the entrance for the trip up the elevator (north side). Hours: March to October from 9:00 to 17:00, from November to February from 9:00 to 16:00. Treasury of the Cathedral is accessed via a short staircase to the right of the main altar. Hours: daily from 9.00 to 12.00 from 14.30 to 18.00. Terraces: Walk uphill from the outside on the north side, lifts the sides of the apse, from outside. Hours: March to October from 9:00 to 17:00, from November to February from 9:00 to 16:00. Celebrations of the Mass - Weekdays: hours 7.00-7.30-8.00-8.30 (in the Crypt) -9.00-10.00-11.00-12.45-17.30-18.15 - Holidays: hours 7.00-8.00-9.30-11.00 (Chapter Eucharist)-12.30 - 17.30.