Milan

This building is as close as the Italians could get to French Gothic, and they didn’t get very close. Note the shape as viewed from the front isn't very vertical; in fact, it forms a square triangle. The interior is also dark, since the Italians didn’t master the structural technology of the stone and had to keep the windows smaller. This Romanesque church has a number of additions by Bramante, the architect who developed the original Greek cross plan for St. Peter’s. It is virtually the only Renaissance work in Milan. The building also contains da Vinci's 'Last Supper.'

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May 7, 2012

Milan

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