I’ve been in il Duomo di Milano a few times. Yes, it is downright amazing both inside and out. I spent a good 8 hours there with my now wife (was girlfriend at the time).
I wish I knew all of the proper terminology, but the basement area has various treasures & Christian artifacts dating back to God knows when....there are also caskets (again, wrong term) of various Popes, priests, etc.
Just curious for those more familiar with Milan....wasn’t Mussolini “hung out to dry” near il Duomo? I could swear he was, but I forget all of the details.
So help me if those bastards harm so much as a brick in the road near this place let alone an innocent person....
Ugh....sorry, not Popes....Archbishops...and the word I was looking for was sarcophagus, not casket :-P! Man am I dumb.
You were correct.
“Following his rescue, Mussolini headed the Italian Social Republic in parts of Italy that were not occupied by Allied forces. In late April, 1945, with total defeat looming, Mussolini attempted to escape to Switzerland, only to be captured and summarily executed near Lake Como by Communist Italian partisans. His body was taken to Milan where it was hung upside down at a petrol station for public viewing and to provide confirmation of his demise.”
It was at the Piazzale Loreto, which was then occupied by a large gas station and it today a large traffic circle in downtown Milan. It's about six stops north on the main Metropolitana subway line from the Duomo.