Our Duomo […] is the home of Milan, it is entirely made
of marble, it is grand, it is beautiful, it is the only one this
grand, this beautiful in the whole entire world.
Emilio De Marchi
The Duomo is Milan's spiritual and moral beating heart. The city identifies itself in this as tis symbol, and is recognized all over the world for being an international cultural and artistic center.
It is impossible to imagine Milan without its Cathedral, just as it is impossible to imagine the Duomo without its city.
This unique symbiotic relationship is not only an echo of past Centuries but a timeless phenomenon.
The Duomo represents a point of equilibrium for Milan because it reflects the industriousness of the Milanese people and their readiness to take on challenges at any time.
The Duomo is the most visited monument of the city. Tourists, pilgrims and visitors come every day to Milan to admire one of the most fascinating Gothic Cathedrals in the world. This deeply rooted legacy is part of the identity of Milan's past, present and future, and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano has the task of looking after it, a task which is important today more than ever.
The Cathedral of Milan is a place of worship but also a mejor component of the city's artistic and cultural heritage, steadily attracting an impressive flow of tourists, pilgrims and visitors who come to this regional capital of Lombardy to admire it as one of the most fascinating instances of Gothic architecture in the world.