Starting from this Monday at 3pm and lasting for 10 weeks, short virtual tours inspired by some of the Milanese Cathedral’s most interesting themes will be published on our website and official Duomo di Milano social networks – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube – with the hashtag #IlDuomosiracconta. Starting from the Duomo’s Meridian Sundial, we will explore the history, art, architecture and works of art housed in the historical complex, in order know better and fall further in love with our astounding cultural legacy, the very roots of our humanity and society.
Here are the subjects chosen for the series: the Meridian Sundial, Tintoretto, the Sacristies, the Bell Towers and Bells, the Art of Stained Glass, the Altar Frontal of St. Charles, war damages, the Galleria di Camposanto, the gilding of the Madonnina, and the dictionary of the Rooftops.
The aim of this project is to take our present and future visitors on an interesting tour through the historical and modern photographs kept in the priceless Archive of the Veneranda Fabbrica, which once again tell of the six centuries of life, not just those of the Monument, but of the entire City and of the people who have built it using their own strengths, hopes and faith, all sentiments which have made it a symbol of Eternity.
And even if we are all watching these videos at home due to the current situation, we’re waiting for you for the reopening of the Cathedral so you can admire with your own eyes the beauty we have shared here with all of you, apart but together.