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Place : Milan

Theme: (Trip) Charms of Europe (III) - Milan Cathedral - Duomo di Milano

Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.

The newly clean facade of the cathedral is almost blinding but you can't take your eyes away from it.

Milan's layout, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or circling it, reveals that the Duomo (means Cathedral), occupies what was the most central site in Roman Mediolanum, that of the public basilica facing the forum. Saint Ambrose's 'New Basilica' was built on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. When a fire damaged both buildings in 1075, they were later rebuilt as the Duomo. (Wikipedia)

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word duomo derives from the Latin word "domus", meaning house, as a cathedral is the "house of God", or domus Dei.


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