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7 October Oct 2016 1822 8 months ago

Discovering the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Two books for children and families, published by Carthusia in collaboration with the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

The Duomo is the symbol of Milan thanks to its greatness, its beauty, and its history: an extremely long history that remains alive not only in the Cathedral, but also in the Museum, in the Archives, in the quarry, and in the construction sites.

On 27 September the new children's book series entitled “Alla scoperta della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano” [Discovering the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano] was presented.

“I RAGAZZI E LE PIETRE” [The Children and the Stones]
Roberto Piumini - Gianni De Conno
for Duomo di Milano

"GUARDA IN SU" [Look Up]
Sabina Colloredo - Gek Tessaro
for Grande Museo del Duomo

These two evocative and engaging books, written for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, are dedicated to the Cathedral and to the Grande Museo del Duomo respectively, and use an innovative format: folding hardcover. The texts are the creative work of two exceptional writers, Roberto Piumini and Sabina Colloredo, and are illustrated by two talented Italian artists, Gianni de Conno and Gek Tessaro.

The objective of this series is to introduce children to the many faces of the Fabbrica del Duomo through captivating stories, expressive illustrations, and fascinating insights.

I RAGAZZI E LE PIETRE [The Children and the Stones]
A book dedicated to the Duomo di Milano

Three children are sent to the Candoglia Quarries as punishment for having vandalised the Duomo di Milano by throwing rocks at its statues. It is to be a journey of growth, one of transformative self-awareness, in which they learn responsibility towards a world heritage site and the value of the work to which the Cathedral owes its existence.
Story, ROBERTO PIUMINI
Illustrations, GIANNI DE CONNO

GUARDA IN SU [Look Up]
A book dedicated to the Museo del Duomo di Milano

Laura, Giacomo, and Elena venture into the mysterious Museo del Duomo di Milano to make the Madonnina visible once more to adults, who are no longer able to see and appreciate its beauty.
Story, SABINA COLLOREDO
Illustrations, GEK TESSARO

Accordion folded hardcover book, 24 pages
Size: closed 11.5 x 23 cm/open 138x23 cm
Age: 5+
Price: €10, exclusively for the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Available at:

  • Grande Museo del Duomo - P.zza Duomo, 14
  • Bookshop inside the Cattedrale - P.zza Duomo