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AUF = AD USUM FABRICAE. The typical idiomatic expression “a uf”, that basicly means “for free”, roots in the story of the construction of Milan Cathedral and of the other Europea cathedrals. As a matter of fact, the boats carrying the marble pieces along the Ticino river to the building site  beared a large sign on the keal  “AUF – Ad Usum Fabricae”. In this way they could navigate “ad ufo”, without paying any duty. #ArtMobile

AUF = AD USUM FABRICAE. The typical idiomatic expression “a uf”, that basicly means “for free”, roots in the story of the construction of Milan Cathedral and of the other Europea cathedrals. As a matter of fact, the boats carrying the marble pieces along the Ticino river to the building site beared a large sign on the keal “AUF – Ad Usum Fabricae”. In this way they could navigate “ad ufo”, without paying any duty. #ArtMobile

Duomo di Milano - Milan Cathedral at Night - Milan Italy. Awesome being on the roof top, right, @Rebecca Dezuanni Hanna??

Duomo di Milano - Milan Cathedral at Night - Milan Italy. Awesome being on the roof top, right, Dezuanni Hanna? by cristina

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Beautiful interior of the Late Gothic style Duomo in Milan, Italy - Photo © Ken Kaminesky - Milan Cathedral is the fourth largest church in the world and it took from 1386 AD to 1965 to complete its construction.

Milan Cathedral by Gavin Poh

Milan Cathedral by Gavin Poh

"Il suo effetto, mentre si staglia nell'azzurro intenso con gruppi di splendenti guglie che risaltano nella serena profondità del cielo italiano, va oltre ogni immaginazione"Percy  Bysshe Shelley #AdottaUnaGuglia #GetYourSpire #duomodimilano #milancathedral

"Il suo effetto, mentre si staglia nell'azzurro intenso con gruppi di splendenti guglie che risaltano nella serena profondità del cielo italiano, va oltre ogni immaginazione"Percy Bysshe Shelley #AdottaUnaGuglia #GetYourSpire #duomodimilano #milancathedral

Duomo di Milano

Duomo di Milano

#Milan #Cathedral App: A New Way To Travel. Discover One Of The Most Famous Masterpiece Of The World! | Enjoy The App | #ArtMobile

it ArtMobile, the Best Italian Art at your fingertips Milan Cathedral is one of the most important Cathedral in the world. ArtMobile apps give .

Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols,  installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian.

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Milan, zodiac sundial, 1768 ~ astronomers from Accademia di Brera. Summer solstice, ray strikes tongue of bronze set in the floor; winter solstice, stretches out to meridian.

Duomo di Milano, Italy  Flying buttresses on the exterior of the cathedral make it possible to acheive very tall  interior spaces in the nave.

Been there - loved it~ Milan, Italy - Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) . "The cathedral church of Milan, Italy, this Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth-largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.

Duomo - Milano. Awesome!

Cielo sopra Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is the main piazza of Milan, Italy. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral.

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Sculptural relief on Duomo, Milan Cathedral, the second biggest church in Italy, after S. Peter in Rome.

Milano Duomo - church in Milan, Italy. Go see it if you can. Truly remarkable. And the history on how it was built is a great story of teamwork.

Last supper Milan is the main sight in the Italy most of the foreign peoples ant the Italian peoples love this sight. The Milan Italy attractions is the well known tourist spot, here you can enjoy you vacations in a fine manner.

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