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Few words about Milan Cathedral: The Duomo (Milan Cathedral), the symbol of Milan, is dedicated to
Santa Maria Nascente. The construction started under Gian Galeazzo Visconti, most likely 1386, and its origins are legendary: the story is that the devil appeared to the lord of Milan one night, offering
to save his life if he would build a huge church in which Satan’s image appears repeatedly. And the 96 Satanic gargoyles confirm the story…
Construction continued until the 19th century, the people of Milan still speak of tasks that “take as long as the construction of the Duomo”. The impressive interior reveals the cathedral’s vertical Gothic spirit. It contains numerous works of art: the tomb of Gian Giacomo Medici by Leone Leoni (1563); a wooden choir (1572-1620); a Holy Nail from the Cross of Jesus preserved in a tabernacle inside a crucifi x above the choir; a number of 15th and 16th century stained glass windows; the Candelabro Trivulzio, a bronze work largely of Gothic manufacture, of the German school; a Sundial; the Scurolo of San Carlo by Richini (1606) with an urn containing the body of Carlo Borromeo.