Adopt a spire in Milan

Philantropists around the world have been invited to "adopt" a spire of the 14th century cathedral in Milan, Italy. For the gift of 100,000 euros (UKĀ£80,000), donors will receive the right to have their names inscribed on one of the church's 135 spires.

Officials from the cathedral, the 4th largest in the world, have developed the program "to encourage the Milanese and citizens of the world as a whole to be protagonists in the history of the cathedral, a priceless treasure that belongs to all of humanity". So far, eight of the spires have been adopted.