GILDING THE LILY: Milan's Duomo Has New Lights!

What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems ...a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!... --Mark Twain, commenting on the Duomo in “Innocents Abroad.”I just read that the Duomo in Milan—one of Italy’s most beautiful structures—is showing off during this Christmas season with new lights. On December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, as Milanese Mayor Letizia Moratti and th … [Read more...]