From France 24.
Milan’s Duomo needs 25 million euros for cleaning. Budget cuts won’t begin to cover the costs, so they’ve come up with an interesting idea – adopt a gargoyle! The price to adopt one gargoyle is 100,000 euros, but smaller donations can be made on the campaign’s website. The website is in Italian, but clicking on the English version brings you to getyourspires.com. I linked to the Italian version just because I like the sound of the Italian phrase ‘adotta una guglia’.
It’s just a tad curious that the website talks mostly about the spires. Still, I suppose the grime affects the entire structure, not just on the gargoyles. It may also be that the website has been used for a variety of fund-raising efforts over the years. The gargoyle thing was only announced today.