The Duomo is decorated with an amazing number of beautifully sculpted statues and spires. There are more statues on this building than any other in the world, 3159 in total. 2245 of these are on the exterior together with 96 gargoyles and 135 spires. It is said that if the statues were placed on top of each other, they would reach a height of about 5300 meters or 3.3 miles. It was quite breathtaking around the roof. I thought that the outside was more impressive than the inside.
Lunchtime and another tip from our Milanese friends. We had to take a short walk from the Duomo down one of the lanes to Luini where they made the best panzerotti. It didn't take us long to find Luini but there was quite a queue outside. In fact there were three queues that all led to the counter. There were daily specials and from what we could see, because it was packed, all kinds of lovely desserts. We ordered a baked mozzarella and tomato panzerotti instead of fried. A panzerotti is like a calzone but with softer dough. Most people just stood out in the street and ate since there were no seats inside but we found a little piece of wood sticking out of the wall where we perched our lunch. With the mozzarella dripping out it was incredibly delicious.
We were advised to go to Gin Rosa where we shared a salad with some special buffalo mozzarella from Paestum. This was followed by some delicious asparagus risotto. Our server offered us some limoncello to finish the meal and like everything at Gin Rosa it was excellent and a perfect way to finish the day.