Thursday, January 10, 2013

Duomo of Monza

While I was looking into some of the recent architecture posts we have shown here, I happened across the following image of the Duomo of Monza. The first thing that struck me was how the facade is similar to the Duomo of Milan -- and, indeed, it is perhaps no surprise that this basilica is located quite near to Milan -- in fact, only a few kilometres from it.


(From other views of the basilica, it would appear that the pale stone exterior facade is not the original, but rather replacing an even earlier facade of darker stone -- similar to the belltower. This, however, is speculation on my part.)

Here is a view of the interior of the basilica: