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RTS2425 Pellegrinaggio in Italia

Background Information

The 16 th -17 th century Duomo (Cathedral) of Milan, the fifth largest Christian church in the world. This massive building is late Gothic in style, though it combines many different elements amassed over its 3-4 century construction. It contains innumerable
works of art in stained glass, sculpture, painting, woodwork and sarcophagi. Underneath the existing Duomo of the Italian Renaissance, there is the baptistery of the 4 th century Christian Basilica of Milan, which was the site of Augustine’s baptism by Bishop Ambrose in April of 387. This excavated baptistery contains mosaics, frescoes and other artifacts from the
paleo-Christian Church that Augustine knew.