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Never mind that it is a very fine Gothic cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world. What makes the Cathedral of Milan really special is that you can walk on its roof. And not just a short walk, either: you can walk all around the roof, admiring the 3000 plus marble statues and the soaring spires while taking in the views of the city and beyond (it is said that on a clear day you can see as far as the Alps).Here are some pictures to whet your appetite.

Roof of Milan Cathedral

The roof is wide, leaving plenty of space to walk

 

Statues, Milan Cathedral

The roof is covered with carved marble statues

 

More carvings

More carvings

 

Marble corridor in the Cathedral of Milan

Walk through a long marble corridor

 

View from the roof of the Cathedral of Milan

There are views over the city and beyond

 

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