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21 January Jan 2016 1542 8 months ago

February 2016 focusing on the Duomo and its emotions

Carnival and infinite beauty, all the guided tours provided by Veneranda Fabbrica

«A San Valentin, la primavera l'è visin» (On St. Valentine, spring is near ...) as an old Milanese proverb says. In Milan, the month of February is in fact the month of feasting, of the prelude to the coming spring and the return of its colours.

This month, the Cathedral, against the backdrop of the blue Lombardy sky, once again offers that “spectacle of extraordinary beauty unlike any other in the world” that so impresses Stendhal, Ugo Foscolo, Mark Twain and the men of every generation. The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo is dedicating a guided tour to this theme, on Saturday 13 February, “Duomo: a love story. A journey of emotions” as well as the traditional “Sunset amongst the Spires” tours of the Terraces, available each Saturday of the month. 

This year, February also coincides with the joyful month of Carnival, to which the Fabbrica is dedicating the tour on Saturday 6 February “The Milanese Carnival: history and traditions of an age-old feast combining merrymaking and penitence”, to discover its far-off origins and the most curious Milanese traditions.

If, on the contrary, you want to discover what the minor and major inventions from every era , like Benjamin Franklin's lightning conductor and the first electricity generation plant on continental Europe, have in common with the Duomo, do not miss the guided tour on Saturday 20 February, “Innovation: a Cathedral in step with the times. The Duomo, symbol and witness of excellence. From the ancient locks and basins designed by Leonardo da Vinci to transport marble for the Cathedral from the Val d’Ossola to Milan, you will discover that Veneranda Fabbrica has always engaged in a relationship with technological innovation that is full of discoveries and revelations.

Lastly, by popular demand, on Saturday, 27 February“The Duomo and its origins. A treasure beneath the heart of Milan” tour will be repeated, leading the public underground, into the bowels of the Duomo, to the origins of its endless and most secret story.

THE CALENDAR OF FEBRUARY 2016

THEME TOURS: SATURDAY AT  3.00 p.m. (IN ITALIAN)

 Saturday 6 February  2016 at 3.00 pm       THE MILANESE CARNIVAL: history and traditions of an age-old feast  combining merrymaking and penitence.
 Saturday 13 February  2016 at 3.00 pm  DUOMO: A LOVE STORY.
 A journey of emotions.
 Saturday 20 February  2016 at 3.00 pm  INNOVATION: A CATHEDRAL IN STEP WITH THE TIMES. The Duomo,  symbol and witness of excellence.
 Saturday 27 February  2016 at 3.00 pm  THE DUOMO AND ITS ORIGINS.
 A treasure beneath the heart of Milan.


Info and bookings:
guided tours last one hour and are held Italian.
Bookings are required and can be made by writing to visita@duomomilano.it.
Charge: € 10.00 per person (including tour guide device). Children under age 6 can take part free of charge (No tour guide device included).
Tickets, once purchased, are not refundable; however, if not obliterated, are valid until the 31 December 2016.
Meeting place and tickets: tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office 1 in Piazza del Duomo (south side of the Cathedral towards Piazzetta Reale), where a guide from the Veneranda Fabbrica will be waiting for the participants before the tour starts.

Please remember that, even during the Carnival festivities, entry to the monumental complex of the Duomo di Milano in fancy dress and with masks is always prohibited.

SUNSET AMONGST THE SPIRES: EVERY SATURDAY AT 4:00 PM IN ENGLISH, AT 5:00 PM IN ITALIAN
A walk among the spires of the Duomo, especially around sunset, is a unique experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. One of the parts of the Cathedral most full of atmosphere offers an incomparable view over the city, great thrills and an open dialogue with history. Veneranda Fabbrica offers the chance to take part in a guided tour lasting one hour to discover this marvellous experience.

Dates:

 Saturday 6th February 2016               

at 5.00 p.m. IN ITALIAN
at 4.00 p.m. IN ENGLISH
 Saturday 13th February 2016 

at 5.00 p.m. IN ITALIAN
at 4.00 p.m. IN ENGLISH 
 Saturday 20th February 2016 

at 5.00 p.m. IN ITALIAN
at 4.00 p.m. IN ENGLISH
 Saturday 27 February 2016 at 5.00 p.m. IN ITALIAN
at 4.00 p.m. IN ENGLISH


Info and bookings:
guided tours last one hour and are held English and in Italian. Bookings are required and can be made by writing to visita@duomomilano.it.
Charge: full price ticket € 18.00, reduced rate ticket € 9.00 per person. Children under 6 years of age may take part free of charge.
Tickets, once purchased, are not refundable; however, if not obliterated, are valid until the 31 December 2016.
Meeting place and tickets: tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office 2 in Piazza del Duomo,18 (at the Duomo Info Point), where a guide from the Veneranda Fabbrica will be waiting for the participants before the tour starts.

Please remember that, even during the Carnival festivities, entry to the monumental complex of the Duomo di Milano in fancy dress and with masks is always prohibited.

Info and bookings
Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Duomo Info Point
Mon-Fri: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
tel. +39 02 72 02 33 75
E-mail: visita@duomomilano.it