This imposing Gothic Cathedral was built in 1386 and construction continued for almost 600 years. It was overseen by numerous architects and builders throughout the centuries. It is also the home of the Archbishop of Milan. One of the important features of the cathedral, the Madonnina’s spire, was erected in 1762. The current façade was ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte, who was crowned as the King of Italy in 1805. The Duomo is located in central Milan, next to the upscale Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and not far from another Milan’s landmark: Teatro alla Scala.
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