The Duomo

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Begun at the end of the fourteenth century but not completed until the eighteenth, when the Baroque genius Juvarra added the cupola.

The church is reckoned to be Italy's best example of Gothic-Renaissance fusion: the Gothic spirit clear in the fairy-tale pinnacles, rose windows and buffoonish gargoyles; that of the Renaissance in its portals and in the presence of the two pagans flanking the main west door - the Elder and Younger Plinys, both of whom were born in Como. Inside, the Gothic aisles are hung with rich Renaissance tapestries.