The steeples and the stars
A voyage of discovery of the stars and the roof terraces of Milan’s iconic Duomo will be enlivened by readings from Dante’s Divina Commedia and verses by 19th-century poet Giacomo Leopardi on Saturday 6 September.
Marcello Menni from the Veneranda Fabbrica, the organisation which has managed the upkeep and maintenance of the cathedral since its foundation, will explain the history of the steeples, gargoyles and statuary of the central point of the city, while astrophysicist Marco Bersanelli of Milan University will speak on “The great dome of the universe” and explain the stars visible in the night sky.
The appointment is at 19.30 on Saturday 6 September at the lift on the north side (Corso Vittorio Emanuele side). The event has been organised by the no-profit M’Impegno (I pledge), planning cultural events to exploit the richness of the city and its surroundings.
The event will be postponed in case of poor weather.