The Greek Cross Plan
of church architecture started modestly enough in Milan but once it came to the attention of Michelangelo, it became St.
The main show took place in the deconsecrated San Michele church, built in a Greek cross plan
and full of the best designer furniture in the world, several hundred assembled guests, tons of dry ice and a spectacular laser show!
A free pamphlet available in the cathedral's foyer gives a brief introduction to the interior of the church, laid out in a symmetrical Greek cross plan
. (The restoration architect has emphasized this design by moving the altar to a central location under the dome.) Be sure to make the short climb up the stairs in the south bell tower to see the impressive 105-year-old pipe organ.