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The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.  American author, Mark Twain, visited the Milan Cathedral in the summer of 1867 and described it as “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of […]

After 324 steps up a narrow, spiral staircase, I was rewarded with an amazing view of Frankfurt and the Main River below from the top of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the old section of Frankfurt. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Rose on Grand Miami:  Clearly I’m Not Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA Any More […]

After visiting the Milan Cathedral, we wandered through the busy, graffitied streets of Milan, Italy and stumbled upon the remains of a Romanesque church built in the 5th Century.  All but this partial portion of a wall was demolished in 1949 in order to accommodate a growing city and additional roads. On Today’s Date in […]

The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. But, despite my incredible fear of heights, I was most excited to visit the rooftop.  Here is the first of two posts from up on the rooftop of the Milan Cathedral.  What do you think?  Do […]