My favorite part about visiting the Duomo was the rooftop. I’ve been to cathedral’s (like Strasbourg) where you can visit the bell tower, but I don’t know of any where you can visit the roof. The Duomo’s is filled with statues (there are over 135 spires and 10x more statues), making the rooftop a sort of sculpture gallery with a stellar view of the city.
We always try to take the stairs, so we bought a ticket for the stairs instead of the elevator. On a 35-degree day, it was an economically good, but exceptionally hot choice. With views like these, who cares?
I brought my big lens with me and had a blast playing with it.
All of the statues are different. Many of the ones that depict martyred saints were a bit gory.
The perspective was fascinating. It was like walking through a forest of spires and statues. I don’t like open heights, but there was no way I was missing this!