Hidden Tunnel Discovered Under One of Most Popular Squares in Italy

Piazza Duomo, the square opposite the Cathedral (Cattedrale), in Milan is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for both tourists and locals.

While restoring the massive Vittorio Emmanuele II statue (the guy was the king of Italy), a worker discovered a 45 feet deep 10 feet diameter tunnel built in 1894.

The tunnel was originally built to seamlessly secure the statue to the imposing basement, now it will be used to seamlessly secure it to the base again (using the same techniques used at the end of the 1800s) and will become a tourist attraction of its own.  Double dip.

Statue of Vittorio Emmanuele II, a former king of Italy, in Piazza Duomo.