The Blessed Frog, Duomo of Como
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In Piazza del Duomo in the small city of Como, the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, is considered one of northern Italy’s most beautiful treasures. The Duomo of Como took over 340 years to complete with work beginning in 1396 and completion in 1740. The building itself is a timeline of architectural styles from Gothic to Baroque.
LAKE COMO TOURS
The Blessed Frog
Touch the frog for good luck! Legend says that during a heavy flood the lake overflowed into the city reaching the height of the this tiny sculpted frog. The frog is found at the side entrance of the Como cathedral in Piazza Duomo.
The people of Como, the Comaschi, say it saved the city – so upon entering the church, people touch it as a protective blessing.
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