The Duomo Roof Top
September 16, 2009 / Places Milan, Lombardia
Now that the scaffolding is down and the renovation and cleaning are complete, you can once again finally climb the approximately 170 stairs up a narrow tower
del Duomo di Milano for a one-of-a-kind view of the famous spires, statues, and city.
The white marble of the rooftop itself provides the walkways, and very few additional safety barriers are needed as the balustrades and spires themselves create the protective walls. Therefore, there’s nothing to block the overwhelming view of (and from) the top of this cathedral, which is the sixth largest in the world.
Explore the perimeter, walk under archways of buttresses and get a close-up view of the countless details invisible from the street below. Then climb another 40 steps and you will reach the very peak of the roof.
Here, safe within the ornate columns, you can peak through the decorative openings for a bird’s-eye view of Milan, or just sit in the sunshine, like a very content pigeon.
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