Pinsteps. Duomo Milan
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Celts were the first who used to make worship in this place. After them, the Romans built the temple of Minerva. The Christian church appeared in 335. Leonardo and Bramante worked on the temple; the wealthy Milanese have donated an expensive marble from the best quarries. In 1769, a 106-meter spire erected carrying a four-meter statue of the Madonna made from gilded bronze. The event was followed by a decree that no building in Milan should hide the patron saint of the city. The only exception of this rule - the Pirelli skyscraper, has been signified by an exact enlarged copy of the statue of Madonna. The main piece of art of the cathedral is the golden statue of the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of Milan (La Madonnina). The nail, which, according to legend, was used to crucify Jesus is above the altar. Every year on September 14, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of the Lord, the Nail is lowered down using a particular device - Nivola - a cloud-shaped elevator.

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Kirill Shabalin
Center of Milan by foot for a few hours

This route is suitable for those who come to Milan for a day or for those who stay in the city. We will visit the Dome Square, get acquainted with the architecture of the town, and feel its spirit, born during the formation of independent Italy. We will walk along the quiet streets of the bohemian region of Brera and plunge into urban life in the Castello area. Stories, bars, restaurants, shops, and comfort will accompany us at every step.

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