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  Images of Milan Cathedral. Digital Imaging Project: Art historical images of European and North American architecture ...
Begun in the 1380's on a site where several churches had existed earlier, the building of this cathedral was fraught with difficulties.
The cathedral is white marble, over a brick core, and has a cruciform plan.
One of the largest cathedrals in the world (14,000 square yards) it was designed to accommodate 40,000 worshippers.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/milancath/duomo.html   (279 words)

  The Cathedral of Milan Duomo, Italy
Dedicated to San Giovanni Buono (7th-century bishop of Milan), the colossal altar in the center of the transept was built in the 18th century.
In the northern transept, the altar of the "Madonna dell'albero" is dedicated to Mary, with scenes from her life in the sculpture and in the stained glass.
In 1461, it was lifted to the ceiling of the east end of the Cathedral and placed at a height of 42 meters from the floor.
www.ultimateitaly.com /italy-places/milan-duomo-cathedral.html   (943 words)

 Milan's Cathedral - Il Duomo, Lombardy - lastminute.com
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road.
Milans economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the citys main sources of income.
Milans position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over and the waterways were filled.
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Europe/Italy/Lombardy/Milan/WOW-Attraction-29870.html   (866 words)

 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - Milan Activities & Excursions
At the heart of the city, Milan's Cathedral is the world's largest Gothic cathedral, begun in 1386 and added to each century thereafter.
Entered from the Piazza in front of the Cathedral, the glass domed cruciform Vittorio Emmanuele II Gallery is a civilised place in which to meet someone or for the weary visitor to rest.
In the nearby Piazetta del Duomo, the Cathedral is overshadowed by the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Maggiore, which includes a 19th-century memorial to the native composer, Gaetano Donizetti (whose museum is also worth a visit).
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/milanact.html   (1415 words)

Milan had regained its economic predominance in the region, and played a major role in the Comuni movement.
Milan's city center was soon taken over by banks and insurance companies, causing great changes in the urban landscape.
In Milan he continued his engineering projects and worked on an equestrian figure for a monument to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, commander of the French forces in the city; although the project was not completed, drawings and studies have been preserved.
www.emich.edu /abroad/staff/Benita/Milan.html   (3839 words)

 Italy Sightseeing Guide: Things To Do in Milan
The Sforzesco Castle in Milan is one of the biggest historical landmarks in the city and worthy of a visit, partly because it houses several interesting museums.
The Cathedral in Milan is probably the cities’ most important piece of historic and religious architecture and is often the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Milan.
The Cathedral in Milan was originally built in the 14th century, although additions to the basic structure of the cathedral have been made over the centuries.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /articles/article/Italy/Italy-Sightseeing-Guide:-Things-To-Do-in-Milan/307   (544 words)

 Share Our Strength – Bill Shore’s Letters – Letter From the Cathedral of Milan
The Cathedral of Milan is the second largest gothic cathedral in the world.
The Cathedral is built upon the ruins of the fourth century's original cathedral.
The way the cathedral's stone and glass have come to be fit together suggests something monumental not about the cathedral as a building, but about the act of building it, about the forces of humanity marshaled in behalf of this creation.
www.strength.org /act/letters/199811/milan   (1886 words)

 Portsmouth Herald World News: Time bomb found at Milan's Duomo Cathedral 15 hours before activation
MILAN, Italy (AP) — A worker at Milan's landmark Duomo cathedral found a time bomb Monday near a gargoyle on a popular rooftop terrace — spotting it 15 hours before it was set to go off.
Milan's Archbishop, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, said the bomb attempt at the Duomo, the largest cathedral in Italy, was "a grave and irresponsible act."
A cathedral worker noticed the bag at about noon, and the timer indicated the bomb was to go off at 3 a.m.
www.seacoastonline.com /2000news/12_19_w2.htm   (265 words)

 Milan Cathedral, Sforzesco Castle, Leonardo da Vinci, the last supper, la Scala Theatre
Like rhythm to trumpet, the from Milan life is every day, lived to race step; but to race step evolve also the city traffic and the industrials activities.
The mountains, majestic, seem to be to its doors: Milan is in those moments a mountain city.
The Brera Palace is the seat of an important center for the Milan cultural institutes: the Accademy of Beautiful the Arts, thePinacoteca, the National Library, the Astronomical Observatory, theBotanical Garden.
gojc.free.fr /ita/uk/uk_milano.htm   (1510 words)

 Duomo di Milano, Cathedrals of Milan, Italy
It is a particularly large and elaborate Gothic Cathedral (Duomo) on the main square in the center of the city of Milan, Italy.
Milan's Duomo is the second largest Roman Catholic cathedral: only the cathedral of Seville is larger (as is Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, which is not a cathedral).
The cathedral's five wide naves, divided by 40 pillars, are reflected in the hierarchic openings of the facade.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Italy/italy-attractions-northern-milan-duomo.html   (1898 words)

 Hellomilano.it THE on-line guide to Milan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Milan's cathedral has been a central part of the city's life since 1386, when it was founded by Gian Galeazzo Visconti.
Remember, particularly in the summer season, that you will not be allowed access inside the Cathedral if you are wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts, or other skimpy dress not in keeping with the decorum of the location.
The façade of the Cathedral is presently hidden by scaffolding.
www.hellomilano.it /content/cathederal.htm   (363 words)

 Milan Cathedral - Tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
The glory of the Milan Cathedral is its exterior.
The Milan Cathedral interior is not as magnificent as the exterior, but has its appeals.
The cathedral we see today was started in the 14th century and took 500 years to complete.
www.hillmanwonders.com /italy/milan_cathedral.htm   (212 words)

 Milan Cathedral - Italy
This Cathedral, admired through long ages, termed in its own city, whose artists bear no mean name, the eighth wonder of the world, is described by a modern critic as exhibiting nothing better than a heap of unmeaning ornaments.
In the fourteenth century, John Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan, who had poisoned his uncle, and his wife's father, began with zeal to rebuild the Cathedral, as a sacrifice for sin, and a peace-offering to Heaven for his crimes.
In the sanctuary of this Cathedral there are four statues, one of which, that of St Bartolomeo, never fails to attract attention, and obtain for the statuary that praise, which his modest, or, perhaps, rather vain, inscription affects to disclaim.
www.oldandsold.com /articles07/travel-14.shtml   (1324 words)

 Milan Duomo | Italy Heaven
The Duomo, Milan's cathedral, is one of the largest churches in the world; is a surprisingly elegant mass of marble boasting 135 spires and 3,400 statues.
The building began life as a Gothic cathedral, but over the centuries the designs went through several modifications, and the finished Duomo is a strange mixture of styles.
The Duomo is at the centre of Milan in Piazza del Duomo, and at walking distance from many of the town's other tourist attractions.
www.italyheaven.co.uk /milan/duomo.html   (462 words)

 HolidayCity Flash - Highlights of Milan, Italy
Milan is the largest city in Northern Italy.
Once the stronghold of the powerful Visconti and Sforza dynasties, Milan today is home to some of Italy’s largest companies and one of the great fashion capitals of the world.
The main entrance to the cathedral is adorned with very large bronze doors with carvings depicting the Edict of Constantine, the life of St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, the wars of Milan versus Frederick Barbarossa and the history of the Duomo itself.
www.holidaycityflash.com /italy/milan_italy1.htm   (815 words)

 The Milan "Borsa" Cathedral Glass ellipse dome protected by new roof of laminated glass
Cathedral glass is protected by a roof of glass laminated with DuPont Spallshield
The Milan "Borsa" or Stock Exchange, built in 1932, is one of the city's most impressive buildings.
The key to its success is a 30 x 20 metre, yellow and violet, Cathedral Glass ellipse dome crowning the roof of the Borsa's three-story, internal atrium.
www.dupont.com /safetyglass/lgn/stories/0109.html   (290 words)

 Pierre Milan ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Castella, born in Milan in 1952, uses a large format camera and digital printing technology to create urban landscapes that investigate the commonalities and differences between cities of the Western world, from Amsterdam to Naples.
Milan, a city whose origins are in an Ancient Roman fortification superimposed over a Celtic settlement, offers dense layers of evidence of dominant political factions and conquering cultures.
The evolution of his works, from the early 1990s to the present, has led him to abandon the concept of the "ideal" in abstract painting, which in the history of art is always somehow connected with a "psychological condition", in an attempt to giv...
www.wwar.com /masters/m/milan-pierre.html   (1608 words)

 Duomo di Milano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Il Duomo di Milano is the cathedral of Milan in Lombardia, Italy.
Construction coincided with the accession to power in Milan of the archbishop's cousin Gian Galeazzo Visconti, and was meant as a reward to the noble and working classes which had been suppressed by his tyrannical Visconti predecessor Barnabò.
However, Borromeo's main intervention was the appointment, in 1571, of Pellegrino Pellegrini as chief engineer—a contentious move, as it necessitated a revision of the Fabbrica's statutes, as Pellegrino was not a lay brother of the duomo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Milan_Cathedral   (1999 words)

 My autumn vacation 1997: Milan and Pavia (Italy)
The cathedral of Milan is, according to its floor space, the third biggest church of the world.
Bigger are only the cathedral of Sevilla and, of course, St. Peter in Rome (see also my Photos of Rome).
Milan is located that way that you can see the Alps on the northern side of the cathedral roofs and the Apenines on the southern side - if the weather is good.
www.rofrisch.de /milano97/milano2.htm   (707 words)

 Hellomilano.it THE on-line guide to Milan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The great cathedral of Milan, with its soaring columns, high ceilings and dimly lit interiors, represents the perfect stage for processions of clergy accompanied by candles and incense and choirs.
In Milan, the characteristic religious events are, in keeping with the Milanese character, rather understated.
Not long after, Ambrose, bishop of Milan, and today the city's patron saint, received one of the nails from Emperor Theodosius and conserved it in the church of Santa Tecla.
www.hellomilano.it /content/cathedral/cathedralrituals.htm   (909 words)

 Duomo Cathedral, Milan by Joe Coan || Landscape Architecture Study Tour || Instructor, Jack Ahern || Department of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Description: The Duomo cathedral in Milan is one of the most impressive symbols of the Catholic Church.
The tallest point, the famous "madonnina" statue, is 354 feet from the base of the cathedral and is embellished with 3900 pieces of gold leaf (www.travelplan.it).
Built in the cruciform plan using white marble over a brick core, the cathedral is identified as Late Gothic architecture due to sculptural ornamentation and gothic layout.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~jfa/latour/2005/JOE/index.html   (451 words)

 Magnificent Music in Milan Cathedral Choir Celebrates Sixth Centenary with Concert Series
One of the liveliest is Milan's cathedral choir, the Cappella Musicale del Duomo.
And it celebrated with nine concerts from May 26 to June 6; six in the cathedral and the other two in the Basilicas of St. Ambrose -- the patron of the city and the archdiocese -- and St. Mary of the Graces -- the church that holds Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.
Through the quality of the pieces and musicians that were chosen, the nine concerts' logical and historical course is in effect a synthesis of the history of sacred music from the 15th through the 20th centuries.
www.adoremus.org /0903Milan.html   (834 words)

 Milan, City of  Style & Culture
While Rome boasts the ancient, Milan is a cutting edge metropolis bringing the latest and most innovative in design to the world.  However, there remains several artistic monuments, museums and classical buildings, which provide ample charm and a sense of history.
The most famous building associated with Milan is the gigantic Italian Gothic cathedral at the city’s center.
The saga of the construction of the Milan cathedral began in 1386 and was supposedly completed in the mid-20th century.
www.travellady.com /articles/article-milan.html   (630 words)

 Finding Sforza Travel Blog - Milan, Italy
Once in the center of this city of fashion and industry, one is overwhelmed by the massive buildings, the cathedral, the narrow streets, the few parkouses, and the limited parking.
though the milan cathedral is unique with its gargoyles, statues, and spires, inside it is like virtually all others.
milan may be the fashion capital of the world, but i found nothing here unique, titillating, or original.
www.travbuddy.com /blogs/2099/1   (724 words)

 Discover the Italian Lakes » The Duomo. Cathedral of Milan
The cathedral is one of the intricate Gothic buildings ever built, for its size (capacity 40,000) and intricacy it has no rivals in this land of incredible architecture.
The cathedral is ornamented with over 2,000 marble statues and 135 marble spires.
The roof is adorned with marble pinnacles, the whole of the cathedral, including the roof, is decorated with precious white marble transported from the quarries near Lake Maggiore by Duke Visconti’s team.
www.casavarese.com /blog/2005/12/25/the-duomo-cathedral-of-milan   (322 words)

 Piazza del Duomo, Milan
The life of Milan centers on the Piazza del Duomo, flanked on the north and south sides by palatial buildings, designed by Mengoni and erected from 1876 onwards.
Under the square are the foundations of the Basilica di Santa Tecla (fourth-fifth and seventh century; "winter church") and the fourth century baptistery (Battisterio di San Giovanni alle Fonti), which were discovered during the construction of the Metropolitana (access from the cathedral).
From the cathedral to the Piazza Cordusio extends an underground passage, with numerous shops.
www.planetware.com /milan/piazza-del-duomo-i-lo-mpd.htm   (130 words)

 Fullscreen QTVR - Milan's Duomo Cathedral
Like a mountain in the shape of a church, Milan Cathedral rises in the centre of the city, which has grown around it in a circle, against an often hazy sky.
Others have remained stiffened in various heights inside the Cathedral and on its façade, in niches or hanging from incredible hooks, as if they were waiting for their turn.
The General Regulations for the building of the Cathedral, issued by GIAN GALEAZZO VISCONTI in 1387, confirmed SIMONE DA ORSENIGO in the role of the General Engineer, who was then followed by German and French architects, in truth not very popular amongst the Northern Italian workers.
www.fullscreenqtvr.com /duomo   (692 words)

The Milan Cathedral Choir, the "Cappella Musicale", is the city's earliest cultural organ.
Actually, the Cappella Musicale carried on the activities of the Scola (choir) of the Milan Cathedral before the appearance of polyphony; therefore its origin can be dated back to before the 1000 AD.
Immediately after graduating in organ and organ composition, he started to collaborate with the Cappella Musicale of Milan Cathedral as vice-organist and to give concerts as a soloist both in vocal and in instrumental ensembles.

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