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From the outside this Duomo appears to be very large, but not very impressive from any side. The real beauty is on the inside where there is beautiful marble, a marble pulpit, a beautiful altar, and a saint under glass.
The impressive ground plan of a rare cross set of proportions with a huge dome- the third in Italy- dimension wise define its uniqueness. The Greek cross plan and the dome elevation of 90+ meters, the post romanesque palimpsest historically, the brick drapery, the position...More
On a day trip to Pavia from Milan this was on our list of places to visit. Taking nearly 500 years to complete, we were taken aback by the sheer size but particularly by just how light it is inside. Very few people visiting whilst...More
This massive Duomo, built in the Renaissance style is said to have had some input from Leonado and Bramante, huge figures in the Renaissance. It is very grand but I preferred the smaller older Romanesque churches nearby.