Visits to the quarry of the Milan Cathedral
Marble and memories in the Ossola Valley
Discover the origins of one of the most famous Italian monuments during this unique excursion. Together with the Venerable Factory of the Milan Cathedral, the Authority of the Val Grande National Park organizes six appointments starting from May 15th to visit the quarry of the famous cathedral, in honour of the Expo 2015 in Milan. Accompanied by one of the Official Guides of the Park, the participants will depart by foot from Candoglia (Mergozzo) to reach the panoramic entrance to the quarry. Halfway they will pass the sawmill Venerable Factory of the Milan Cathedral, which is dedicated to working the blocks of precious marble from the quarry.
After the excursion there will be a visit to the workshop in Candoglia where expert craftsmen work tirelessly to restore the parts of the cathedral that have been damaged by weather and pollution. The excursion will last about 4 hours and is available upon reservation only. They will be organized on May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 28th, September 18th and October 16th.
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