As one of the most famous cathedrals in the entire world, Milan’s Duomo is certainly something to be reckoned with, and with a capacity of 40,000 people (making it the 4th largest church in the world by volume), it’s a titan within the already pretty giant-filled realm of cathedrals. And it’s still holding daily liturgical prayers. There are guided tours up to the roof where visitors can admire the 135 spires, wainscots, parapets, rosettes, flying buttresses, and impressive Gothic architecture dating from the late 1300s up close (€7). Inside you'll find historic art and sculpture such as the San Bartolomeo Flayed (1562), by Marco d'Agrate and some pretty spectacular marble flooring—not to mention the jaw-slackening splendor of the space as a whole. There is also a tour of the treasury and crypt for €1, where you'll discover the darker side of this cathedral as well grab another dose as some medieval and religious art.
*Also, be sure to remember the dress code: no shorts or above-the-knee skirts/dresses (and be sure to have your shoulders covered, too).
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