The term "donate" encompasses several different meanings: helping a loved one, supporting a good cause, offering one's skills to carry out new projects, and much more.
For us, donating means demonstrating love and closeness to Milan Duomo in the safeguarding of its over 600 years of history. A love that materialises in the works and the restoration of the Monument, essential for guaranteeing prayer and access to tourists in complete safety and for rediscovering the beauty of its priceless artistic treasures, which are the heritage of all.
GivingTuesday, the international day of giving, has thus become the perfect occasion to encourage support for the restoration of the Monument, in particular the "Together for the Madonnina of Milan Duomo" project on ForFunding, Banca Intesa's crowdfunding platform. The Main Spire is the one that holds the statue of the Holy Virgin, soaring 108 metres above the ground. That very Holy Virgin - the famous Madonnina - who, thanks to literature and folk songs, has entered the collective imagination as the symbol of religiousness and of the protection of the many citizens, worshippers and tourists who visit the Duomo.
The Main Spire restoration projects, in particular that of the Tiburio (Lantern) at the base, constitute the final effort of one of the most demanding worksites that the Veneranda Fabbrica has carried out in the last 15 years. The worksite, according to the current schedule, will continue for a further couple of years and in order to face and overcome this challenge too, the Fabbrica needs, as it always has throughout its history, the help and support of those who think of Milan and the Duomo as their second home. Today, you too can become a part of this incredible history together with us, by giving your invaluable contribution to the "Together for the Madonnina of Milan Duomo" project.
Furthermore, this GivingTuesday you can support the many restoration projects of Milan Duomo in other ways.
THE FUNDRAISING PROJECTS
It is possible to support one or more of the fundraising projects by making a donation. You can contribute to the maintenance of the Duomo's 135 spires, or play an active part in the restoration of the impressive Organ. Choose one of our projects and support Milan Duomo with us:
SOLIDARITY GIFTS AND THE DUOMO SHOP'S "FOOD COLLECTION"
As Christmas approaches, you can give a gift of solidarity to your loved ones by choosing from one of the numerous official items from the Duomo Shop. With this precious gesture, you will be able to contribute to the progression of the Monument's restoration. In particular, this year there is the Duomo's "Food Collection" thanks to the collaboration of the Veneranda Fabbrica with some of the organisations from the world of wine and food that best interpret the link with tradition and territory. A novelty is born from the traditional Panettone del Duomo: the saffron-flavoured Panettone. There are also biscuits, wine, and numerous other enogastronomic ideas all conceived in close synergy following Italian tradition.
To discover all the Duomo Shop's solidarity products, visit our online store:
For more information:
Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Via Carlo Maria Martini, 1 – 20122 Milan
Freephone number (Italy only): 800.528.477
For Duomo Shop products:
Duomo Shop Customer Service
From Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.30-5.30pm