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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

  • Separate entrance to Milan Cathedral
  • Pass to access the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church
  • Duration: 1 hrs 15 mins

Milan Duomo Rooftop

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

  • Entrance ticket to the Duomo and Terraces
  • Ticket for the Church of St. Gottardo
  • Ticket for the Archaeological Area
  • Duomo Terraces for a panoramic city view 
  • Duration: 3 Days

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Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

  • Entry ticket for the terraces of the Milan Duomo
  • 10% discount at the Duomo Shop
  • Duration: 1 Day

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Milan Last Supper

Best of Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line to Duomo & Last Supper

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Da Vinci’s Last Supper
  • Entrance to the Milan Duomo
  • Visit Sforza Castle
  • Duration: 3 hrs

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Milan 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

  • 48-hour city pass
  • Milan map with useful tourist information
  • 48-hour ATM public transport ticket
  • hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Duration: 2 Days

Milan Duomo Tour

Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

  • Friendly local guide
  • Skip–the–line ticket to the Duomo
  • Entrance fees for the terraces
  • Use of the elevator to access the terraces
  • Headphones for private groups
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Milan Duomo Tour Information - 2024

About duomo milan tour and tickets.

Duomo Di Milano, a story of faith and art that spans six centuries. The construction of the Duomo Di Milano or Cathedral Milan is thought to have begun in 1386 and it’s the 21st century now where touches to the cathedral and restoration work are still being carried out in this majestic structure.

Interested in finding out more about the types of Duomo Milan tickets on offer, Read on.

1. Duomo Di Milano Tour (All-access)

  • Access to all areas of the Milanese symbol.
  • Visit the Cathedral Milan rooftops for a panoramic view of the city.
  • Learn about the cathedral’s history spanning more than 500 years.
  • Admire religious relics and liturgical artifacts.
  • Marvel at the beautiful stained glass windows.
  • Improve your understanding of Milan’s cultural and spiritual heritage.

               

  • Duomo Milan tickets for the Cathedral and Terraces
  • Museum admission ticket (closed on Mondays)
  • The Archaeological Area Entrance Ticket
  • Optional audio guide
  • You can choose the donate option while making the reservation to donate and help preserve the Cathedral’s timeless splendor and receive a complimentary gift.

Your Experience

Experience one of Italy’s and Europe’s largest cathedrals with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo Di Milano. On this Duomo Milan tour, you’ll be able to see the 600-year-old cathedral Milan from a variety of angles and perspectives.

You’ll have access to the entire Milan Duomo, including the terraces, cathedral, museum, and archaeological area, and admire the ornate decorations and the windows, tapestries, and sculptures from the 14th-century Palazzo Reale at the Grande Museo del Duomo’s 27 galleries and appreciate the artifacts, some of which are still utilized in religious ceremonies.

2. Duomo Cathedral Milan Rooftop (No Church Access)

  • Take in the sights of the city from the apex of its most iconic structure.
  • Learn the history of this 600-year-old Cathedral
  • Get a birds-eye-view of the city and streets of Milan
  • Challenge yourself to climb the 250 to reach the rooftop
  • You can also take an elevator ride to the top of the Duomo Di Milano 
  • Get the chance to admire the rows of white marble spires once you’ve reached the rooftop.
  • Entry tickets to the Milan Duomo rooftops
  • Elevator access to the rooftops if you do not want to take the stairs
  • If you select the donation option while making a reservation to help preserve the cathedral, then you can receive a complimentary gadget.

During this Duomo Milan tour to the cathedral’s enormous rooftop, which offers a panoramic view of Milan and a birds-eye view of the city. Challenge yourself to climb all 250 stairs to the top or take the elevator and peer out over the city from almost 150 feet above street level while taking in the rows of white marble spires once you’ve reached the rooftop.

3. Duomo Di Milano Cathedral & Terrace (Fast-Track)

  • Enter the Cathedral Milan through a separate entrance. 
  • All-access Duomo Milan tickets which include the terraces and the archaeological site.
  • Guided tour with an expert multilingual guide.
  • Choose a small group tour or a private tour of your preference.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes of the tour with a private guide
  • Entrance through a separate entrance 
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Private tour guide
  • Headsets for audio guide (optional)

You can skip the admission lines and go straight into the church. As you explore the Duomo Di Milano inside out, admire the artworks and interior of this remarkable example of Gothic architecture.

Enjoy an hour and a half Duomo Milan tour of the Cathedral complex including the rooftop and archaeological ruins underneath the cathedral. With the help of your expert guide, learn about the history of this remarkable landmark of Milan.

Take the elevator to the rooftops for breath-taking, panoramic views of the city.

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  • Learn and discover the extensive 500-year-old history of the Duomo Di Milano.
  • Explore the archaeological ruins under the Duomo
  • Explore the Duomo museum
  • Access to the Duomo Cathedral Milan 
  • Access to the Duomo Museum
  • Access to the Archaeological sites

On this Duomo Milan tour, you receive privileged skip-the-line access to the Duomo, its archaeological area, and a dedicated museum, you can learn about the history and treasures of one of the world’s most famous churches. Learn about the 600-year-old institution dedicated to the preservation and development of Milan’s exceptional inheritance of art, culture, and history.

Take a guided tour of the Duomo di Milano. At the Archaeological Area, see the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti. Learn about the history of fourth-century Saint Thecla’s Basilica. When you walk into the cathedral, you’ll notice a plethora of amalgamation of art and devotion spanning centuries.

Duomo Milan Opening Hours

The Cathedral opens its doors at 8:00 am and closes at 7 pm, with the last chance to purchase tickets at 18:00 and the last entry at 6:10.

The rooftop opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m., with the same last ticket purchase and entry as the cathedral’.

Duomo Milan Tickets

  • Basic Ticket – Only allowing entry to the cathedral costs 3 EUR & 2 EUR for a concession ticket.
  • Culture Pass Ticket – Includes the Milan Cathedral, St. Charles’ Crypt, Archaeological Area, Duomo Museum, and San Gottardo church. The standard fee is 8 EUR and a concession ticket costs 4 EUR.
  • Duomo Pass Stairs Ticket – same as the culture pass but with access to Milan Duomo rooftop via the stairs A regular ticket costs 13 EUR and concession ticket costs 7 EUR.
  • Fast Track Pass – This Duomo Di Milano ticket includes the same access as the culture pass with an additional ‘Fast Track elevator’ to the Cathedral’s rooftop. The general admission ticket is 25 EUR, while the concession ticket is 13 EUR.

Duomo Di Milano has implemented many safety precautions and guidelines, such as making mask-wearing and social distancing essential, to safeguard the safety of its visitors. As long as you follow the guidelines, it is a safe attraction for visitors.

Yes, Duomo Milan tickets can be purchased online.

It depends on which Duomo Milan tour tickets you chose to purchase. While some tickets allow you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance and receive a full refund, others may not. It is advisable to double-check before making a reservation.

The cathedral and its rooftops are open to the public, but there are severe safety precautions in place for the well-being of the staff and the visitors. The crypt of St. Charles’ will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Yes, you can, as long as all the safety precautions are diligently followed. The usage of lifts, however, has been restricted to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The number of visitors allowed into the Historical structure at one time has been limited to 15, to maintain social distance. Visitors are expected to stick to their scheduled time slots.

Cathedral & Archaeological area hours 9 am – 6 pm (Monday-Sunday); the rooftops hours are 9 am to 7 pm (Monday-Thursday) & 9 am – 8 pm(Friday-Sunday); The Museum hours are 10 am – 6 pm (Monday-Sunday). 

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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Milan Duomo Rooftop Tour

Milan Cathedral Rooftop Tour

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Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

Free cancellation, change of plans no problem. cancel up to 24 hours before your activity starts for a full refund. , popular tours of duomo milan.

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Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

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Join our licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and embark on a visit to the stunning Gothic biblical site on this Milan Cathedral tour. Explore the intricate details of its facade and take in the beauty of its statues, spires, unique gargoyles, and other fascinating features.

Avoid waiting in line and gain exclusive access to Italy’s largest Cathedral Milan, where you can appreciate its impressive size and grandeur. Our knowledgeable tour guide will highlight the numerous statues, intricate decorations, and colourful stained-glass windows that were created by skilled craftsmen over the centuries. Be astounded as you learn about the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross, the Sundial Trail with its zodiac signs, and other interesting tales. Walk down the aisles on this Duomo Milan tour, visit the main altar, and pay your respects at the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of Milan’s holy patrons, which is located in the crypt below.

Milan: Cathedral Rooftop Tour

Experience Milan from a new perspective on a 1-hour Milan Duomo tour to the rooftop terraces of the Duomo. Meet our guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and admire the beauty of the cathedral’s facade, including its statues, spires, and gargoyles.

Enjoy the convenience of skipping the lines at the ticket office and heading straight to the elevator entrance with our guide. Take the elevator to the top and stroll along the roof of the stunning cathedral.

Admire the breathtaking views of Milan, and on a clear day, even catch a glimpse of the Italian Alps in the distance, separating Italy from Switzerland.

Climb a set of nearly 50 steps on this Duomo Milan tour to reach the highest level, where you can marvel at the shining golden statue of the Virgin Mary atop the main spire.

Join our licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and embark on a unique journey to the rooftop Duomo Milan of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral. Make your way to the elevator entrance, where you will take the lift to reach the roof.

Be awed by the sheer size and beauty of the Gothic architecture, with its flying buttresses and striking white marble. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level and behold the stunning views of the Milanese skyline, including the newest skyscrapers.

On a clear day, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Italian Alps in the distance, separating Italy from Switzerland. Marvel at the over 3,400 statues and 135 spires dotting the roof of Italy’s largest cathedral, one of the largest in the world.

End your tour by admiring the golden statue of the Virgin Mary shining bright on top of the Major spire. Have the privilege of skipping the lines outside the Cathedral and entering directly through a special entrance from the rooftop (the descent may be done by stairs).

On this Duomo Milan tour, our guide will bring to life the countless statues, decorations, and colourful stained-glass windows that were carefully crafted over the centuries. Listen as they share the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross and the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs.

Experience a unique day tour in Milan with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the famous landmarks such as the Duomo and the Santa Maria delle Grazie church and have a skip-the-line entry to both.

Upon arrival, oour guide will meet you at the designated location, either the Duomo or Santa Maria delle Grazie, depending on your booking choice. Our guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the history and culture of Milan as you explore the city together.

Discover one of Europe’s largest churches, the Duomo, with your skip-the-line entry ticket. Our guide will lead you on a tour of the church and show you another side of Milan that you may not have seen otherwise. Don’t miss the opportunity to take pictures of the magnificent 15th-century Sforza Castle.

See the iconic painting “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci with your skip-the-line entry ticket to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Listen to our guide as they highlight the details of the famous fresco and you will have a guaranteed 15 minutes to admire it.

Explore the vibrant and culturally rich Brera district and its cobbled streets on this Duomo Milan tour. Learn about the famous artists and intellectuals who once called this area home. Our guide will provide you with a glimpse into the social and cultural life of Milan.

Duomo Milan Tour Price 2024

Milan duomo cathedral tour price:.

Starts from €36 per person, which includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Duomo (inside), reservation fees, our professional guide, a small group, and headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people on the tour).

Milan: Cathedral Rooftop tour price:

Starts from €40 per person, which includes an elevator to the rooftop terraces of Milan Cathedral, our professional guide, and headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people in the group).

Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-hour guided tour price:

Starts from €60 per person, which includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Milan Duomo, tickets and reservation fees for the rooftop at the Milan Duomo, our multilingual guide, headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people in the group). 

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper skip-the-line guided tour price:

Starts from €99 per person, which includes our live tour guide, headsets with details of what you are seeing, skip-the-line entry ticket to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, exclusive reservations to view the Last Supper, and a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan Duomo (not the terraces).

Duomo Milan Opening Hours 2024

2024 Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Last Entry: 6 p.m.

Note: You need to book in advance on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Visiting Schedule for All Attractions:

  • Duomo and Archaeological Area: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM. On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, entry is by reservation only.
  • Access to the Rooftops via lift: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM. On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, entry is by reservation only.
  • Rooftops (walk-up access): Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM.
  • Duomo Museum: Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM.

Additional Information:

  • The visiting hours and routes of the Historical Complex may be changed to manage visitor traffic and ensure proper sanitation and cleaning.
  • The Crypt of Saint Charles remains closed to the public due to limited space capacity.

Duomo Milan Highlights

  • Bible-Inspired Art: The stained-glass windows of the cathedral feature vibrant illustrations of scenes from the Bible.
  • Panoramic City Views: Visitors have the opportunity to ascend to the rooftop for breathtaking views of the surrounding city.
  • Elaborate Interior: The spacious interior of the cathedral showcases tall marble columns that reach the ceiling, decorated with religious scenes and images.
  • Compelling Sculpture: A particular highlight is the statue of the Apostle Bartholomew, whose intricate anatomical details, minus his skin, captivate visitors.
  • Strategic Placement: The cathedral stands at the heart of Milan, with all roads leading out from its central location.
  • Mesmerizing Architecture: The cathedral boasts a unique blend of International Gothic and Lombard architectural styles.

What is the Best Way To Book Duomo Milan Tour?

The Duomo Cathedral Milan and Museum are must-visit destinations for travellers to Milan, and it’s best to plan to avoid the crowds. By booking your Duomo Milan tour tickets online, you can enjoy a smooth and stress-free experience.

  • Avoid the Lines: With fast-track tickets, you can bypass long lines and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the church and museum.
  • Plan Ahead: Secure your visit by pre-booking your tour slots with the online ticketing process.
  • Savings: Take advantage of special discounts available when you book online and enjoy the wonders of the Duomo Milan at a more affordable price.

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The most convenient and efficient way to purchase Duomo Milan tour is online. This will help you avoid long lines and crowds on the day of your visit.

Duomo Milan tours typically start at €60 per person. The exact price may vary based on the type of ticket you purchase, such as single-entry tickets, guided tours for Duomo Milan, or combo tickets that include access to other nearby attractions.

Yes, by booking your tickets online in advance, you can often take advantage of special discounts and offers that are not available on the day of your visit. Some websites even offer package deals that combine admission to the Duomo with other popular tourist sites in Milan.

The Duomo Milan is a magnificent cathedral located in the heart of Milan, Italy. Its construction began in the 14th century and took over 600 years to complete. The cathedral is a prime example of Gothic architecture and is one of the most famous landmarks in the city.

The Duomo Milan is easily accessible by both road and metro. You can reach the cathedral by car, taxi, or public transportation, with several metro stations located nearby. If you are travelling by car, be aware that parking in the city centre can be difficult, so it is recommended to take public transportation or book a private tour that includes transportation.

Duomo Milan boasts several unique and awe-inspiring features that make it well worth visiting. Visitors can explore the accessible terraces for up-close views of the cathedral’s intricate architecture, including its towering ceilings and long, vertical pillars. Additionally, the cathedral offers a stunning blend of architectural styles, incorporating elements of both French Gothic and Italian Renaissance design.

To make your visit to Duomo Milan as convenient and comfortable as possible, several facilities are available. You can store your belongings in the free locker facilities, and there is also a shop where you can purchase souvenirs to take home. However, it’s worth noting that the cathedral does not have restrooms on the premises.

The cathedral is equipped with accessibility features to make it more accessible for visitors with disabilities. There are two ramps with handrails at the entrance, and an elevator that provides access to the first terrace. Additionally, wheelchairs are available free of charge, and audio and radio guides are available for those who need assistance.

Absolutely! Visitors are welcome to take photographs inside the cathedral, making it the perfect opportunity to capture memories of your visit.

Without a doubt! Duomo Milan is a breathtaking cathedral that offers a rich and diverse range of architectural features that make it a must-visit destination. From its towering spires and elaborate statues to its long vertical columns and blend of French Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles, Duomo Milan is truly a marvel to behold. Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable experience, a visit to Duomo Milan is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Duomo Milan is one of the oldest, most incredible, and most popular tourist attractions in Milan, Italy. Here are a few reasons why you should take a Duomo Milan tour.

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  • A Duomo Milan tour is the best way to explore this breathtaking architectural masterpiece and learn more about its history and significance. 
  • Your guided tour will include a skip the line feature that allows you to access the site on priority. You will not have to wait in a queue for hours.
  • You have the opportunity to gain knowledge about the attraction from an expert guide, which enhances the experience of your visit.
  • The Cathedral is expansive and quite a complex structure to navigate all by yourself. Therefore, we suggest booking a Duomo Milan tour because it is the most effective way to explore the Cathedral.
  • The Duomo Milan Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in not just Italy but also the world, which is why it usually sees huge crowds every day. A guided tour will ensure smooth, quick, and hassle-free access to the site.

Highlights Covered on Your Duomo Milan Tour

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The Door of Cathedral and Other Entrances

Constructed between 1896 and 1965, Duomo Milan has five bronze doors that lead to the Cathedral square. They illustrate stories from the Bible and the history of the Cathedral. Out of the five, the central door is the largest and depicts stories from the life of Virgin Mary. It was carved by Lodovico Pogliaghi in 1906 and portrays different aspects like the Nativity of Virgin Mary, the Marriage of the Virgin, the Crucifixion, the Nativity of Jesus, the Visitation, the Annunciation, the Cross, Jesus bidding farewell to his Mother, Christ carrying the Cross, and the Flagellation of Christ.

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An important religious and civic symbol for Milan, Madonnina is a massive statue of the Virgin Mary and the centerpiece of the Cathedral. Also known as the Lantern Spire, Madonnina is the main spire of the Duomo Cathedral made of gilded copper plates that represent Milan’s rich culture and heritage. It was designed by Francesco Croce and erected in 1762 at a height of 108.5 meters.

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Duomo Archaeological Complex

The Duomo Archaeological Complex is home to several ancient and antique churches and historical sites. A few popular ones include an age-old center of the Christian religion, the Basilica Vetus, the Baptistery of Santa Stefano alle Fonti, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and Basilica di Santa Tecla, among others. A visit to the complex is a must when you’re at the Cathedral.

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Church of St. Gottardo

Established in 1336, the Church of St. Gottardo was designed by Francesco Percorari and originally built as a Ducal chapel by Azzone Visconti. It is situated close to the Piazza Duomo and boasts an octagonal bell tower, the first example of a public clock during a time when sundials were in use. The architecture is a beautiful blend of Lombard Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles while the interiors house some popular works of art by artists like Stefano, Puccio Capanna, and others.

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Statue of St. Bartholomew Flayed Alive

One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, Saint Bartholomew was skinned alive and beheaded for converting the king to Christianity. Also known as Saint Bartholomew Flayed , the sculpture stands on the left of the altar at the Cathedral and is considered one of the best and most notable pieces of art in Milan. The statue depicts a skeletal man holding his flayed skin. All his bones, tendons, muscles, and veins are exposed.

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Rooftop Terrace

The rooftop terrace of the Duomo Milan Cathedral is one that you just cannot miss! It offers spectacular views of the city of Milan and the 135 spires rising above the Cathedral. The roof is massive and is adorned with several statues, gargoyles, spires, and stone carvings. Every nook and corner offers incredible views making the terrace a photographer’s paradise. Visit later in the day for breathtaking visuals of the sunset.

Guided Tours vs Non-Guided Tours

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  • An expert tour guide will accompany you on your Duomo Milan tour and provide you with all the information and knowledge you need about the site.
  • The skip the line feature on your guided tour ticket allows you priority access to the Cathedral. This means that you will not have to wait in line to enter the attraction.
  • Your Duomo Milan tour has a fixed itinerary that includes all the major points of interest you should visit within the attraction. It helps get around a site as big and complex as Duomo Milan.
  • Guided tours include small groups of people to allow for a more interactive and intimate experience.

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Non-Guided Tours

  • A regular Duomo Milan ticket will allow you to explore the Cathedral at your own pace.
  • We recommend getting an audio guide for more information about this unique attraction to further enhance the experience of your visit. 
  • You will not be allowed to skip the line to enter the attraction with a general admission ticket. So you might have to wait in line anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to access the site.

What to Expect on a Duomo Milan Tour?

The Duomo Milan Cathedral can be a little overwhelming and difficult to navigate by yourself. Therefore, to help you explore the place more efficiently, we suggest that you opt for a Duomo Milan guided tour because it includes an expert who knows the Cathedral in and out. They will be able to provide you with all the relevant information and everything else that you need to know for a more enriching experience.

After you meet your tour guide at the designated point, you will be taken inside the Cathedral and given a tour of all the interesting and major sections of the site. These include the five entrances including the central door, the Church of St. Gottardo, Madonnina’s statue, the Duomo Archaeological Complex, the Statue of Saint Bartholomew Flayed Alive, and the rooftop terrace that offers awe-inspiring views of the Cathedral and the city of Milan. The Duomo Milan Cathedral is one of the most famous tourist attractions frequented by people from across the world. Booking a Duomo Milan tour will only better your experience of this architectural marvel.

Visitor Tips

  • Book your tickets early on to secure a spot. 
  • Wear comfortable footwear because there will be a lot of walking to do inside the Cathedral.
  • Read up about the Duomo Milan Cathedral if you’re not taking a guided tour.
  • The Cathedral provides locker room facilities for a small fee. 
  • The best time to visit the museum is on weekdays in the early hours when the attraction opens or in the evening for Instagram-worthy views from the rooftop terrace.
  • There are no restrooms inside the premises.
  • Stop by the Duomo Shop for souvenirs after your visit.
  • Visit the rooftop terrace in the evening for astonishing sunset views.
  • The Cathedral is accessible to people with reduced mobility. They also provide wheelchairs and elevator services for the disabled. Washrooms for the disabled are also available on site.
  • You will be required to dress appropriately. Shorts, mini-skirts, bareback or low-cut clothes are not allowed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Duomo MIlan Tours

A. Yes. Duomo Milan tours are available for booking .

A. You can book a Duomo Milan tour online .

A. Duomo Milan tours start at €29.

A. There are four types of Duomo Milan tours available – fast-Track Duomo Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour, Milan Half-Day Guided Tour with Access to Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Museum & Theatre, Best of Milan Duomo Cathedral & Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Semi-Private Tour, and Milan in One Day – with Duomo, Last Supper and Downtown Tour.

A. Duomo Milan tours include access to all sections that are open to the public like the Duomo Archaeological Complex, Church of St. Gottardo, Statue of Saint Bartholomew Flayed Alive, Madonnina’s statue, the rooftop terrace, and more.

A. The Duomo Milan guided tours are available in five languages – English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

A. The Duomo Milan guided tour covers all the major points of interest including the Door of the Cathedral, Duomo Archaeological Complex, Church of St. Gottardo, Statue of Saint Bartholomew Flayed Alive, Madonnina’s statue, the rooftop terrace, and more.

A. The number of visitors allowed inside the Cathedral at a time has been limited to 15 to ensure social distancing.

A. Yes. The Duomo Milan tour is worth it because it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The Cathedral is rooted in history and is an architectural masterpiece that you must visit once in your lifetime. It is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world offering spellbinding views of the city of Milan.

A. Yes. The Duomo Milan tours include a skip the line feature.

A. Yes. It depends on the type of Duomo Milan tour you book. Please check the cancellation policy before booking your tickets .

A. The Duomo Milan guided tours can be anywhere between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 6 hours long.

A. Yes. Infants between 0 to 3 years of age can enter the Cathedral for free while children between 4 to 11 years of age enjoy reduced ticket rates. Please carry a valid photo ID. Other guests can get up to 5% off on their Duomo Milan tour tickets .

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How To Visit the Milan Duomo in 2024: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More

Angel Castellanos Last Updated: September 26, 2023

The Milan Duomo is an architectural wonder you must see when visiting Milan. Getting a bird’s eye view of the city while walking on the terraces and roof of the Duomo is a unique experience you won’t soon forget . In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know for how to visit the Milan Duomo, from tickets to  great tours to take  and what to see inside. This way, you’ll be prepared to visit one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. 

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Visiting the Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano): What We’ll Cover

The Milan Duomo ( duomo is Italian for “cathedral”) is the centerpiece of the city and is unmissable. The Duke of Milan commissioned the church in 1386. In Italy, the Milan Duomo is second only to St. Peter’s Basilica in size. Inside is an enormous 12,000 square feet of marble supported by 52 pillars. The famous neo-Gothic facade is adorned with 3,400 statues and 135 spires.

A solo trip to the cathedral can be overwhelming because there are a variety of tickets available. We make it easy with great  guided Milan Duomo tours  to streamline the process and help you fully appreciate the history and significance of this building. In this guide, you’ll discover everything you need to know about how to visit the Milan Duomo. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Opening hours and tickets
  • How much time to budget for your visit
  • What to see at the Milan Duomo
  • Guided tour options
  • Facts and history of the Milan Duomo
  • Places to eat nearby

Milan Duomo Opening Hours and Tickets

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Before you plan anything else, you need to know the Milan Duomo hours. Lucky for you, the Milan Duomo terraces are open every day from 9 am to 7 pm, and the cathedral is open from 8 am to 7 pm. The last admission to the rooftop terraces and cathedral is 6:10 pm. The Duomo museum is closed on Wednesdays.

Opening Hours:

  • Cathedral: Monday – Sunday, 8 am – 7 pm
  • Rooftop Terraces: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm
  • Museum: Thursday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:10 pm

Tickets can be purchased next to the Duomo or online. If you are facing the Duomo, the ticket office is in a separate building on the right-hand side. There’s usually a massive queue for the ticket office. If you find yourself in line, trust me, it’s worth jumping online and trying to buy tickets on your phone—and it’s likely a quicker process.

  • Cathedral ticket: €3 (includes crypt)
  • Rooftop and terraces: €10 stairs or €14 lift.
  • Archeological area: €7 (includes cathedral, crypt, and archeological area)

Pro Tip:   For a great day of streamlined sightseeing, the Milan Duomo is included in some of our Milan Tours . You’ll learn from a passionate guide how the Milan Duomo fits into Milan’s long history. 

Not ready to book a tour? Check out our  Milan Guide for more resources.

How Much Time To Budget for the Milan Duomo

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Short Answer:  2 hours

If you’re going to the Milan Cathedral and wondering how long to visit, you’ve come to the right place. The interior is massive—the biggest church in Italy—so that should be something to consider. Combine that with the rooftop terraces’ epic views and architectural details, and you will easily spend 2 hours taking it all in.

You can spend hours on the rooftop, especially on a sunny day. I like to budget 45 minutes for the interior and an hour for the rooftop terraces. If it’s going to be a hot sunny day, climb up to the rooftop first and then enjoy the cool, dark cathedral during the heat of the day.

Pro Tip:  Remember, the Milan Duomo is closed for a few hours on Sundays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, but the rooftop terraces still remain open.

What To See at the Milan Cathedral

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Once you’re inside this amazing building, keep an eye out for these top things to see at the Duomo:

  • The White Marble Facade
  • St. Bartholomew by Marco d’Agrate
  • The Altar of the Virgin of the Tree
  • The crypt of St. Carlo Borromeo
  • The golden Madonna, seen from the terraces

Milan Duomo Tour Options

Unless you’re planning a trip to Milan on a shoestring, you should definitely consider a guided tour of the Duomo. Besides the line-skipping benefits of visiting with a guide, the cathedral is filled with history that spans over 700 years.

It’s hard to know what you should see in a historic juggernaut like the Duomo, but our guides make it easy. Here are a few of our favorite tours. Also, see a complete list of our  Milan Tours .

Milan’s Duomo: Cathedral, Baptistery, and Terraces Tour (2 hours)

You can’t miss two of the top sites in Milan! Book a guided tour that gives you skip-the-line access to visit the famous Milan Cathedral and the Sforza Castle. Climb to the top of the Duomo and take in the incredible views of the Milanese skyline from the renowned terraces. Your guide will lead you through the interior of the largest church in Italy, which took nearly 600 years to complete. Finally, explore the Sforza Castle—the great citadel that protected Milan for centuries.

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Duomo and Sforza Castle Guided Experience in Milan (4 hours)

Two of the top sites in Milan, skip the line and visit the Duomo and the Sforza Castle. Climb to the top of the Duomo and take in the incredible views of the Milanese skyline from the exclusive terraces. See the interior of the largest church in Italy, which took nearly 600 years to complete. On this tour, your local guide will then lead you to the Sforza Castle, the great citadel that protected Milan for centuries.

Milan Private Walking Tour (3 hours)

Want a more exclusive and personalized experience in Milan? Then a private walking tour is perfect for you. With the help of a local guide, you (and only those you booked with) can explore the top attractions in the city including the iconic Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Sforza Castle, and the renowned La Scala Theater. Plus, you’ll have a Campari tasting that set the stage for the beloved tradition of Italian aperitivo.

Facts and History of the Duomo

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Learning about an attraction before you visit can really enhance your experience and anticipation. Plus you can impress your fellow travelers. Here are some interesting bits of history about the cathedral.

  • The Milan Duomo was commissioned by Gian Galeazzo Visconti who later became the first Duke of Milan in 1386.
  • It took nearly 600 years to complete the cathedral.
  • The Milan Duomo is the largest church in Italy, larger than St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • The interior floor is 12,000 square meters.
  • Saint Carlo Borromeo, the hometown Cardinal and leader of the counter-reformation, is buried in the crypt.
  • 135 spires rise up from the cathedral and are best seen up close on the terraces.
  • The architectural style is Gothic and the façade is Neo-Gothic.

Places To Eat Nearby

There are multiple restaurants and cafés near the Milan Duomo if you plan to visit around lunch or dinner. You have endless food options since the cathedral is at the city’s epicenter. Here is a short selection of places to eat I’ve personally visited and frequently feature on our  Instagram page.  For more options, check out our full article on the best restaurants near the Milan Cathedral .

Near the Duomo:

Savini :  €€ | Coffee & Gelato —The venerable cafe inside the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is one of the first places espresso debuted in Milan. They also have an adjacent gelato stand. 

Lavazza Flagship Store :  € € | Coffee —One of the most well-known coffee brands in Italy, has a flagship store and café on the other side of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. 

Camparino :  €€ | Drinks —This historic bar in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele has excellent views of the Duomo and is where the famous Campari Spritz was born. It’s an ideal place for an afternoon aperitivo. 

Al Cantinone :  €- €€ | Traditional Dishes —This classic osteria has been around since the ’30s. They serve traditional dishes like Risotto alla Milanesa. 

Paper Moon Giardino :  €€€ | Upscale Dining —If you want a nice lunch to kick off shopping on Montenapoleone, book a table here. Beautiful traditional Milanese dishes never fail here.  

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Where To Stay in Milan

Milan is a small city with plenty to explore from iconic landmarks to a vibrant art and design scene and old-world charm. Plan where to stay in the best neighborhoods in this beautiful city.

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The focal point of the entire city, Duomo di Milano, is Italy’s largest church designed during the zenith of Gothic architecture. With more than 3,000 statues spread over the cathedral, its rooftop and baptistry, the Milan Duomo is a must-visit site on any trip to Milan. The much-loved symbol of the city dominates the Piazza del Duomo and from the top, offers views which stretch as far as the Italian Alps!

Duomo Milan in a Nutshell

Know before you go, opening hours.

9 am to 7 pm, everyday (last admission is at 6:10 pm)

P.za del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy Get there

Why Visit Duomo Milan

  • Duomo Milan is the largest church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world with a capacity of 40,000 people
  • The church is the result of the genius from across 9 generations, including Zeno da Campione, Pellegrino Pellegrini, Leopoldo Pollak, Simone da Orsenigo and Luca Beltrami.
  • Since the cathedral took over several hundred years to be built, there are a number of contrasting styles for you to see - Romanticism, Gothic, Gothic Revival and ‘Perpendicular with Flamboyant' (yes, that’s an actual description of the style!)
  • The large collection of statues and artworks all over the sight, as well as the museum.
  • Believed to have been one of the nails from the Crucifixion of Christ, this nail is visible on the dome.

Duomo Milan: Recommended Tickets

Depending on the kind of experience you seek and time in hand, you can choose from a variety of Duomo Milan tickets.

Duomo Milan History

In 1386, construction work began on the Duomo of Milan, an expression of faith and art that spans six centuries. During the period, Milan was a hub for agriculture and manufacturing and a meeting point between Italian and northern European countries. Many archaeologists believe the location of the Duomo Milan holds paramount significance representing the sacred site of pilgrimage even before Christianity arrived. Duomo Milan was built where the ancient basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla once stood, the remains of which lie in the same area as the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti. Architects built the new structure to celebrate the new ruler, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who replaced the former ruler and was the first to conceptualize the Duomo di Milano during the early Renaissance. The notion was to create an architectural design of the church to represent the city of gods and power. Since Milan was more connected with Rome after the war, architects adopted a local style similar to Gothic architecture. Due to the project's ambitious nature, architects and experts from all over Europe volunteered to work on the structure. Over the centuries, 78 different chief architects, artists, sculptors, and other specialized workers have contributed to the cathedral's building.

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Duomo Milan Architecture

Duomo di Milano is Italy's largest church and the centerpiece of the entire city. It was designed at the height of Gothic architecture. On any visit to Milan, the Milan Duomo is a must-see site with its impressive collection of statues covering the cathedral, the roof, and the Baptistery. The Duomo Milan showcase its exquisite beauty with its French Gothic eastern apse, pinnacles, flying buttresses, and intricately traceried windows adorn the apse, along with octagonal Renaissance cupolas, 17th-century doorways, an 18th-century spire, and Neo-Classical façades. In addition to displaying the work of various generations of art legends from different generations, it is notable for its contrasting styles of Romanticism, Gothic Revival, and Gothic Flamboyant. With Duomo Milan Tickets stand a chance to witness a striking view of the city from the roof, detailed with spires, gargoyles, and marble statues. With the original terracotta stone planned to build the Duomo, the architects replaced it with Condoglian marble from Lake Maggiore in the north of Italy instead, which gives the cathedral its signature pink hue. The church altar surrounded by five aisles can accommodate 40,000 visitors inside the vast interior. Large stone pillars dominate the nave. In addition to statues, the walls and niches are covered with many statuary-3,159 images, including 2,245 exterior pieces.

There are five doors throughout the chapel, but the central door is the largest and depicts stories from the life of Mary. See how St. Bartholomew Flayed Alive Statue stands out because of its intricate details and creepy stares. Also, the bell tower is one of the most attractive features of the church. See some famous artworks in the Church of St. Gottardo by Puccio Capanna and Stefano.

Duomo Milan Tickets - Which One Should You Buy?

The Milan Cathedral is a favourite among tourists and locals alike, as it IS the perfect way to end a day with a beautiful sunset and some adventure. Hence, long waiting lines are natural. Here are the top rated Duomo Milano tickets you can buy, so you can save time and dime:

Types of tickets you can get for Duamo Milan:

  • Guided tours: The best way to learn about this magestic landmark's history, architecture, and significance is through a tour guide. With these tickets, discover unique facts about the Duomo with your expert local guide.
  • Access to rooftop terrace: Choose your ticket type easily. You can book standard tickets that offer entry into the cathedral, or get priority access to the rooftop and enjoy the spectacular views of the city.
  • Combo tours: Since there's plenty to do in the city, why not club experiences with combo tours? Along with the Duomo Milan, visit other iconic attractions like The Last Supper painting, La Scala Museum & Theatre, and more.

Milan Pass - Can I Use It At Duomo Milan?

You can explore Milan, travel, and have all the fun you want with the Milan Pass! Ticket holders can purchase the Milan Pass online and exchange it for a physical pass at the Milan Visitor Center. With the Milan Pass, you can access ten of the city's most popular attractions for free and enjoy seven free exciting tour experiences. Moreover, it includes free public transportation and a hop-on hop-off bus tour. The pass is valid for 200 days, so you can plan ahead and take advantage of the city, especially the Duomo Milan church, while you are in Milan.

Milan Pass allows you free admission to the top attractions in Milan, including the Duomo terraces, museum, La Scala Museum, and more, saving you time and money by allowing you to purchase a single ticket rather than multiple ones. With the Milan pass, you can visit Milan's stunning Duomo Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that reflects Milan's rich heritage. Marvel at the intricate details, stained-glass windows, and beautiful adornments that adorn the facade and museum of the cathedral, and tour the rooftops, museum, and terraces. Milano Card is your ticket to free tours, such as the one to AC Milan and the audioguide to Milan! You would have to pay a lot of money if you wanted these separately without the Milano Card.

Top things to do at Duomo Milan

1 admire the view from the duomo milan rooftop.

In most cities and churches, visiting the main cathedral is the highlight, but at the Duomo di Milano, the cathedral is just the beginning. If you’re visiting the Duomo, you absolutely have to see the Duomo Rooftop . Yes, there’s incredible statues inside the cathedral, stunning tombs and sarcophagi, and even a nail from the crucifiction cross. But these sights stand pale compared to what resides upstairs.

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2 Gawk over the museum

Hosting a large collection of historical and artistic treasures over its 26 exhibition rooms, the Duomo Museum is a noteworthy museum. A visit here is diving deep into the history of the cathedral and Milan itself. See an extensive display of sculptures, stained glasses, paintings, tapestries, terracotta objects and architectural models which span from the 15th century to the 20th century.

You can even see some ancient antiquities such as the ‘ivory diptychs’ from the 5th century and works of Ariberto d’Intiminao from the 11th century. The biggest highlight of the collection is the Veneranda Fabbrica, which chronologically illustrates the construction stages of the Cathedral from 1386 to the current day.

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3 The Statue of Saint Bartholomew Flayed Alive

One of the best artworks in all of Milan, the Statue of Saint Bartholomew Flayed Alive by Marco d’Agrate is a sight you cannot miss. Known for its creepy stare, overly-defined muscles and features, the statue is a depiction of St. Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles, who was flayed and beheaded. The statue, seems to capture this perfectly!

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4 Madonnina

Towering 356ft in the sky, the Madonnina Spire also called ‘lantern spire’ is the centerpiece of Milan. The city’s most notable sight, is a golden statue of Virgin Mary designed and built by Giuseppe Pergeo in 1774. The huge statue is composed of embossed and gilded copper plates and serves as a reminder of the city’s heritage and culture.

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5 The door of the cathedral

Carved in 1906 by Lodovico Pogliaghi, the central door is themed around stories from the life of Mary and is decorated with floral Gothic reliefs. Descent from the Cross, the Crucifixion, the Nativity of Jesus, the Visitation, Christ carrying the Cross and the Flagellation of Christ, Jesus taking his farewell of his Mother, the Annunciation, the Marriage of the Virgin and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary are depicted in the bas relieves from left to right and from top to bottom.

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6 The Church of St. Gottardo

Located within walking distance from Piazza Duomo, the Church of San Gottardo has been active since 1336. Featuring a combination of Lombard Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical style, the church and its bell tower are very quaint and charming. The church also has notable artworks and frescoes including the works of Puccio Capanna or Stefano, one of Giotto’s pupils.

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7 Duomo Archaeological Complex

The Duomo Archaeological Complex is home to several antique churches and sites which hark back to early Christianity in Milan. The prominent sites within the Duomo complex include the ancient centre of Christian religion, Basilica Vetus and the Baptistery of Santo Stefano alle fonti, Basilica di Santa Tecla, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle fonti and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Duomo milan opening hours.

The Duomo Milan cathedral, Archaeological Area, and the Duomo rooftops are open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, while the Duomo Museum remains closed on Mondays.

Best Time To Visit Duomo Milan

While there is no perfect time to visit Duomo Milano - it's an established fact that the views are best during sunset. Ideally, it’s also the perfect time to bump into a plethora of people. If you're someone who loves beating the crowd, sometime early afternoon, or late evening should be the best time to visit.

Timings you should know before you visit the Cathedral:

  • Milan Cathedral is open daily from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM. Last admission at 6:10 PM.
  • Milan Cathedral terraces are open daily from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM. Last admission is an hour before closing 6:10 PM.
  • Santa Maria Annunciata in Camposanto Church is open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 1:15 PM - 2 PM.
  • Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church is open from 10 AM - 6 PM on all days except Wednesdays. Last admission at 5:10 PM.
  • St.Stefano Baptistery is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM. Entrance through north elevator.
  • The archaeological area is open daily from 9 AM - 7 PM. Last admission at 6:10 PM.
  • The Crypt of Saint Charles is open from Monday to Friday from 11 AM - 5:30 PM, on Saturdays between 11 AM - 5 PM and on Sundays between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Duomo Milan - Getting There

By Train The Duomo Complex is well connected by Metro.

  • From Central Station, take the Yellow Underground M3 line to Duomo
  • From Cadorna Station, take the Red Underground M1 line to Duomo
  • From Garibaldi Station, take the Green Underground M2 to Cadorna. From here you’ll have to take the Red Underground M1 to the Duomo

By Tram Milan Duomo can be reached via the following trams.

  • In Tram 15, you can get-off at Piazza Via Fontana Stop
  • In Tram 2 and Tram 14, you can get-off at the Via Torino Stop
  • In Tram 16, Tram 24 and Tram 27, you can get-off at the Via Mazzini Stop

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Things to Know before you visit Duomo Milan

1. Since the Cathedral is well, a Cathedral and a religious attraction - there obviously is a dress code. Modest clothing is a compulsion. And what do we mean by modest? Knees and shoulders must be covered by both, men and women at all points during your visit to Duomo.

2. If you wish to visit the Museo del Duomo - you should be aware that the Museo is not located within the Duomo. It is in fact only a 2-minute walk away in a building facing the Duomo, right next to the Palazzo Reale.

3. Like the Museo, the Church of St. Gottardo is a 5-minute walk away, in Corte.

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Insider tips to Skip the Line at Duomo Milan

1. Buying Online Tickets in Advance

Arguably the best way to save time during your Duomo visit, is by booking your tickets online well in advance. We recommend booking your tickets at least 2 days prior as tickets will be available for this duration. The biggest advantage of buying your tickets prior is that this will allow you to skip the long queue lines at the monument, by allowing you access to a special fast-moving queue. This is a must-have!

2. Go On a Guided Tour If you’re looking for an immersive experience at the Duomo di Milano, then a guided tour is the way to go. Not only will your guide provide narration about the landmark monument and its exhibits, but he/she will assist you in entering the Duomo. With these tickets you really don’t have to worry about long queues, or missing out on any of the important works which is very easy to do without a guide. Peace of mind is guaranteed!

3. Choose The Right Time Milan Cathedral is open nearly all days of the year, apart from some religious holidays. However, depending on the season, there are different times of the day you’d want to explore the site. During spring and fall ie, April - October, early morning/early evenings are the best time with the least footfall. During months between November and March, we recommend touring in the afternoon as there will be less fog, and the season doesn’t have many tourists.

Things to do around Duomo Milan

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Sforzesco Castle

Located around 8 minutes away from Duomo di Milano, the Sforza Castle was built in the second half of the 14th century by the Visconti family. In the castle you can admire the Rondanini Pietà Museum, one of Michelangelo's last works, as well as the Sala delle Asse. Distance from Duomo di Milano: 1 km

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Pinacoteca di Brera

Located in the centre of old Rome, the Pinacoteca di Brera is known for its magnificent collection of ancient and modern Italian art. Its religious-themed collection begins in the 14th century and extends into the 16th century. The Pinacoteca di Brera is just 6 minutes away from the church. Distance from Duomo di Milano: 1 km

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Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square Historic District, which is located in the center of Sacramento's historic central business district, is at the heart of the original 1848 street grid. The square is 1 minute away from the Duomo di Milano.The Cathedral Square, completed in 1889, anchors the district both visually and symbolically. Distance from Duomo di Milano: 10 m

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Indro Montanelli Garden

Located near the northwest section of town, Indro Montanelli Garden is one of the largest city parks in the world. It is slightly smaller than Parco Sempione, but it makes the most of its refreshing and charming historical atmosphere. Distance from Duomo di Milano: 1 km

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie is a powerful symbol of the Renaissance. It is a symbol of the basilica and shrine of the Dominican Order, in the parish of San Vittore al Corpo. Its breathtaking architecture and Leonardo's artwork preserve the creations of the Italian master. Distance from Duomo di Milano: 3 Kms

Restaurants Near Duomo Milan

With good views, good food is primary. Here are the restaurants where you can find the best meals to unwind with after an adventurous day at the Cathedral:

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After you've spent all of your time admiring the beauty that is the Duomo Milano, a food break is a must! We don't make the rules 😛

If you're the kind who loves gorging on fast food and everything nice in this world, Cesarino is the place to be! With sparkling reviews all around, you know you're in for a good time at this restaurant.

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Did you really have a good time in Milan if you didn't end up having the best pizza in town? We think not! Head to Ristorante Galleria for an absolutely mind-blowing meal of all things Italian, Mediterranean and European cuisine. You know what it's perfect for? BRUNCH!

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Often dubbed as the 'best place in town' this cafe/bar is exactly what you need to let go of your worries and relax after a long day out of sightseeing and touristy things. If you need recommendations, this restaurant comes very well-recommended for it's alcohol collection (obviously) and sandwiches! Who would've thought.

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Gelato is the solution to all of life's problems. Or just life if you have no problems. Vanilla Gelati Italiani has admittedly the BEST gelato in Milan - and no matter what you do, you shouldn't be missing out on this.

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What goes best with good food, you ask? Good views, of course! A place you shouldn't go to without booking in advance, Maio Restaurant has to be on your list of go-tos when in Milan.

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FAQs about Duomo Milan

Is it safe to visit the duomo milan post-covid-19.

To ensure the safety of its visitors, Duomo Milan has enforced several safety measures and guidelines such as making mask-wearing and social distancing mandatory, making it a safe attraction for visitors.

What parts of the Duomo Milan are open to the public post-COVID-19?

The cathedral and rooftops are open to the public, with strict safety measures in place. The crypt of St. Charles will remain closed until further notice.

Can I visit the Duomo Milan rooftops post-COVID-19?

Yes, you can, keeping all safety measures in mind. However, the use of lifts has been limited to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

How many visitors are allowed into the Duomo di Milan post-COVID-19?

To ensure social distancing, the number of visitors allowed into the Historical Complex at a time has been limited to 15. Visitors are expected to strictly stick to their booked time slots.

Is photography allowed inside Duomo di Milan?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the cathedral.

Is Duomo di Milan wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Duomo di Milan is wheelchair accessible. Although, certain cobblestone pathways may need harder navigation.

What are Duomo di Milan opening hours?

The cathedral and archaeological area are open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (final entry at 05:10 PM) between Monday to Sunday; the rooftop is open from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM from Monday to Thursday, and from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM from Friday to Sunday; the museum is open from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM (final entry at 05:10 PM) from Monday to Sunday. Summary

More Recommended Experiences in Milan

While Duomo di Milano is a must-see in Milan, here are some other attractions that are now open to the public that cannot be missed! Check out more top things to do in Milan . Don't forget to read and bookmark our Milan Travel Guide packed with itineraries, tips for first timers, local recommendations, restaurants, hotels & more.

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Our tour allows you to explore the world's second-largest cathedral, and one of Italy's most magnificent structures. As you stroll through the venue, you can discover the history of the Duomo and its fascinating construction, involving some of the most famous Italian artists such as Leonardo da Vinci.

The entrance ticket to Duomo di Milano is not included and needs to be purchased separately.

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  • • Saint Bartholomew Flayed
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  • • Alter by Pellegrino Pellegrini
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  • • The Door to the Cathedral

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How long do you need at the Duomo Milan?

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The amount of time needed to visit the Duomo Milan can vary depending on your interests and the level of detail you want to explore. However, on average, we recommend spending about 1.5 to 2 hours to take a look at everything inside the Duomo Milan.

How long does a visit to Duomo take?

On average, it takes about 2-3 hours to see the interior of the cathedral, climb to the top of the dome, and visit the baptistery and museum.

How long are the lines at the Duomo Milan?

Without a fastrack ticket, you may have to wait for 30 minutes to one hour in the queue to enter the cathedral. However, the Duomo Milan entrance for skip the line ticket holders is the one with the shortest waiting time.

Is it worth going inside Duomo Milan?

Yes, going inside Duomo Milan is worth it for its impressive architecture, statues, museum, and much more.

Is the Duomo Museum Milan worth visiting?

The Duomo Museum is an enchanting and silent place, almost hidden when you compare it to the much more imposing Cathedral. It is well worth a visit to prepare yourself to admire the Duomo.

What is the best time of day to visit the Duomo?

The best time to visit the Duomo Milan Rooftop is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This will help you avoid large crowds, uncertain weather conditions, and take advantage of natural light for photographs.

How strict is Duomo dress code?

The cathedral has a strict dress code policy. It forbids entry to anybody wearing sandals, sunglasses, or hats, or anyone with their legs or shoulders exposed. Plunging necklines, skirts, and shorts should altogether be avoided.

Is Duomo rooftop worth it?

Yes, visiting the Duomo rooftop is definitely worth it. The walk up is not too strenuous and the view of the Duomo on the rooftop, as well as the view over Milan, is well and truly worth it. Being able to see the structure and sculptures so close up is incredible, and the lighting at sunset makes it even more beautiful. It is definitely a must-do activity.

Is there a dress code for Duomo Milan?

Yes, when visiting the Duomo Milan, you are advised to dress modestly because it is a place of worship. Bare-backed and/or low-cut clothing, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not allowed inside the Duomo Milan. Wear comfortable shoes due to the nature of the paths and the stair-climbing involved.

Can you take a bag into the Duomo Milan?

Large, bulky bags are not recommended inside the Cathedral. Out of respect for the sacredness of the place and to ensure the greatest possible serenity when visiting the Cathedral as tourists or worshippers, you are invited to read the Access Regulations related to the Cathedral and Rooftops.

How long is the Duomo queue?

During the peak tourist season, the queues at the Florence Duomo can be as long as 1-2 hours. However, many skip-the-line Florence Duomo tickets provide access to the Cathedral, the Crypt, the Baptistery, the Bell Tower, and the Museum.

How do you skip-the-line at Duomo Milan?

One way to skip the line at Duomo Milan is to opt for guided tours, as they usually come with skip-the-line access. In addition to saving time, guided tours also offer a deeper understanding of the history and architecture of the cathedral.

Is Milan Duomo free?

No, admission to the Duomo Milan is not free. There is a fee to enter the cathedral. However, the archaeological area is free to visit.

How hard is the Duomo climb?

The climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome involves climbing 463 steps, which can be considered challenging for some people. The way up and down are basically tight corridors used by the workmen who built the cathedral for maintenance, and they were never thought of as being open to the public. The steps can be steep and the entire climb is physically demanding.

How long does it take to climb the Duomo stairs?

The climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome is 463 steps and generally takes about 45 minutes to an hour in total, including climbing up, viewing from the top, and climbing down.

What is the best time to climb the Duomo?

The best times to climb the Duomo are early in the morning or an hour before closing. During these times, you can avoid large crowds, hot weather, and long queues for a more pleasant experience. Additionally, going an hour before closing allows you to see the Duomo and Florence bathed in the evening light, creating a beautiful atmosphere.

Can you wear jeans in Milan?

Yes, jeans are perfectly acceptable in Milan for a casual look. However, to make it a bit more refined, opt for non-ripped versions of jeans. You can pair your jeans with an oversized blazer or leather jacket to achieve an effortlessly chic look.

Does the Duomo in Milan light up at night?

Yes, the Duomo in Milan lights up at night, creating a stunning view. The lights illuminate the facade of the cathedral, as well as the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the surrounding buildings. The evening view is among the most beautiful you can admire, especially when the lights glitter with luxury and style.

What is the red light on Milan Duomo?

A small red light bulb in the dome above the apse marks the spot where one of the nails reputedly from the Crucifixion of Christ has been placed. The Holy Nail is retrieved and exposed to the public every year during a celebration known as the Rite of the Nivola.

Do you need to book Duomo in advance?

Yes, to ensure a smooth visit, you are advised to buy your tickets online and well in advance to avoid standing in line for hours. A historic site like the Duomo Milan is best explored on a guided tour, where you can learn about the long history of the Cathedral from an expert tour guide.

How much does it cost to go up the Duomo rooftop?

The cost of going up the Duomo rooftop varies depending on the type of ticket you choose. The entrance fee for the Cathedral is €19. For the rooftop, the fast-track access by lift is €25 and by stairs is €22. The archaeological area of the Duomo is free to visit.

Do you need tickets for Duomo Rooftop?

Yes, to access the Duomo rooftop, you need to buy tickets either online or at the ticket office of the

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