Milan Cathedral, Milan
Milan Cathedral is a cathedral in Milan, Italy, built on the central square of Piazza del Duomo. One of the highest in the world with a maximum height of 108.50 m. It was built on the site of an ancient cathedral from the V century, which was named after St. Augustine and which was partially destroyed by fire in 1075. Construction of the current cathedral began in 1386 and was not completed until 1805. The first architects of the cathedral were Marco Solari and Giovanni Solari da Carona. Here, on May 26, 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy.
Milan Cathedral is built of white marble and contains elements of the various styles that have been in vogue for several centuries during which it was built - from Gothic through Baroque and Neo-Classical to Neo-Gothic. Its total area is 11,700 sq.m. There are 3400 statues. A gilded statue of the Madonna (la Madonnina dorata) was placed on top of the highest arrow in 1774. From the roof of the cathedral, which tourists can reach by stairs or by elevator, there is a view of the entire city.