Well-reputed as the corporate hub of Italy, Milan stands out from other cities of Italy because of its bustling business life. Milan may not top the list of the most visited cities of the world but it has the richest historical roots and distinct Italian heritage. Some of the most iconic men lived their lives in this city. St. Augustine was christened in a local church here; Michaelangelo and Leonardo Davinci lived here for a considerable amount of time and Napoleon took over the kingdom by crowning himself in Milan.
Basilicas and Cathedrals to Visit in Milan
This city has some of the most magnificent architecture in the form of gorgeous basilicas and cathedrals. Some of the most popular spots in Milan include:
Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral)
The Milan Cathedral is a huge church; one of the largest in the world. It has the capacity to accommodate almost forty thousand people at one time. This majestic building is spellbinding because of its surreal gothic architecture. The ceiling has 135 stone culminations and almost 2200 marble sculptures fill up the exterior of the church. The tinted glass windows were one of their kind during the time of their installation in the 15th and 16th centuries. Adjacent to the Duomo’s aisle is the Basilica di Santa Tecla and an ancient baptistery Battistero di San Giovanni alle Fonti both of which date back to the fourth century.Read More