Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour with Optional Rooftop Access
Walk into the Milan Cathedral, Italy’s largest church, with a small group after avoiding the long waiting lines that the Duomo di Milano is famous for and explore the fantastic Gothic architecture with a professional English speaking guide. You can also choose a ticket option that lets you take the elevator to the rooftops of the Cathedral for some of the most picturesque views in all of Milan. Stroll through the monument which houses more than 3,500 statues and learn about its history from your guide who will be providing commentary throughout the duration of the tour.
- Get priority access to the Milan Cathedral, the third largest church in the world, with your skip-the-line entrance tickets and discover the stunning Gothic architecture up close and personal.
- See over 3,500 statues, 150 gargoyles, 55 colorful stained glass windows, a sundial encircled by the Zodiac, Holy relics, monumental altars, tombs and more
- A professionally certified English-speaking tour guide will accompany you through the tour while providing commentary about the attraction and showing you its hidden gems
- Small group size of fewer than 15 people. In case the group exceeds 5 people, you will be given audio headsets enabling you to listen to your guide at all points through the tour.
- Ticket variant which allows you to access the rooftops of the Milan Cathedral for picturesque views of the city and some of the best photo-ops in Milan.(Optional)
- Stroll through the terraces of the Milan Cathedral and see over 2,000 statues perched on the terrace including a statue of Milan’s protector, The Madonnina.(Optional)
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Milan Cathedral is an iconic tourist attraction in all of Italy, which attracts more than 5 million visitors each year. This results in long queue lines and most tours have large group sizes. However, this tour is an exception! Skip the long queues at the entrance and proceed directly into the breathtaking monument which celebrates the Gothic style of design. Rich in statues, gargoyles, and decor, the Duomo is the focal centerpiece of the city and no trip to Milan is complete without visiting this majestic cathedral.
The other big advantage of this tour is the presence of a professional English speaking guide and the small tour group size. Not only will you be always able to keep up with the guide, but you’ll also get to listen to everything he has to say enabling you to learn more about the monument and pick up insights on it that other people don’t usually know.
You also have the option to add a ‘rooftop access and tour’ after the tour of the Cathedral. With this, you can take the elevator to the top and avoid climbing 200 steps on the way there. The Duomo di Milano has an intricately designed rooftop where you can see statues and other religious symbols hidden in the pillars and arches. The rooftops are also known for their spectacular views of the city of Milan and its surroundings.
Walk through the magnificent halls and nave of the Duomo Cathedral, the third largest church in the world, and discover the efforts of 600 years of human labor in front of your very eyes. Stroll through the tall halls and take in the massive complex and study the architectural magnificence in the intricately designed walls, pillars and arches all studded with gothic grandeur. Through this exploration of one of Milan’s most grand monuments, a professional guide will be accompanying you and narrating commentary about the iconic landmark and the many stories associated with it. Gaze at the colorfully stained glass windows, the 96 giants and 150 gargoyles around the cathedral, view the monumental altars and tombs and study over 3000 statues; this tour covers all the bases of Milan’s Cathedral
You can also choose to add a rooftop access and tour to add to your experience. Take an elevator to the rooftops, which are arguably one of the best in the world. Spot the Catholic saints standing atop the 135 marble spires, religious figures etched into the buttresses and pillars and over 2,000 statues on the terraces of Duomo di Milano. You will also come face-to-face with the 14-foot golden statue of Mary, Madonnina. But it’s not done here. Just head over to the stone balustrades and enjoy picturesque views of the ‘Fashion Capital of The World’ as it expands below you towards the horizon.
- Skip-the-line entrance to Duomo di Milano
- Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral
- Services of a certified English-speaking guide
- Rooftop access via elevator (Optional)
- Rooftop Tour (Optional)
Know Before You Go
In the next step of the booking process, you will be asked to choose between 2 ticket variants: - Guided Tour of Duomo Cathedral: This variant does not provide access to the terraces of Milan Cathedral - Guided Tour of Duomo Cathedral with Rooftop Access: This variant provides you access to the terraces of Milan Cathedral via the elevator which allows you to skip a climb of 200 steps.
The Milan Cathedral is an active religious monument, and modest clothing is compulsory. Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women at all points in time on this experience. This is a walking tour and we recommend wearing walking shoes for this experience.
The tour runs daily from 2:15 PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior at the meeting point to ensure there are no delays. The Rooftop Access and Tour will be undertaken after the base tour.
The tour group will meet at Duomo Square n.4 under the arches next to the United Colors of Benetton Store.
The Duomo Square is one of the most well-connected places in Milan. - Metro: Any line - Tram: #2 or #14 from Torino; #15 from Piazza Fontana; #16, #24 or #27 from Mazzini
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund.
The guide was so passionate about ‘the last supper’
My wife and I made the climb to the top of the Duomo(which is even more work than we expected) but as others have said, it was really worth it. The views were so wonderful that we stayed up there far longer then I ever expected. I took picture after picture and now that I have all of them on my computer at home I wonder why I didn't take even more. I don't know when that has happened before. The day was bright and sunny but the sky was also full of puffy, litttle, white clouds being blown about. A sea of red, tile roof tops went out in all directions below us and it looked like we could see for many miles.
"We went into the cathedral first which was free and had amazing art in it . The queue looked long but it only took about 10 minutes. After the cathedral we decided to go up the dome. The queue was about 30 minutes and it was about €6 each (apart from children who were free). There are 463 spiral steps to the top, it is very tight and to top it off there is only one way up and one way down. By the time you reach the top you are almost on your knees getting onto the roof. I would definitely not advise anyone afraid of tight spaces or height to go up this dome, although the views from the top were magnificent!"
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your Skip The Line Duomo di Milano, Rooftop & Museum ticket voucher shortly. You don’t need to take a print of this. Display the voucher on your mobile device along with valid photo ID at the meeting point located at Duomo Square, n.4 (under the arches next to the United Colors of Benetton Store) to your tour guide and join the tour group. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior the scheduled starting time of your tour.
Piazza del Duomo, 4, Milan