Milan Duomo Tour with Rooftop Access

With skip-the-line tickets, discover sweeping views and intricate details alongside an expert guide

Travel Flexibly · 2.00h · Milan, Italy

Ready to bypass the lines and elevate your Milan experience to breathtaking heights? Join this quick but immersive introduction to the Duomo Cathedral, complete with fast-track entry, rooftop access, and a tour of the awe-inspiring interior. With an expert guide leading the way, take in expansive cityscape views, learn about the cathedral's six-century construction, admire intricate sculptures, and delve into the stories behind the marble details—all in just two hours.

  • Meeting point in Piazza del Duomo
  • Milan Duomo​
  • Gothic façade​
  • Sundial Trail​
  • Virgin Mary Statue​
  • Holy Nail​
  • Elevator to the top​
  • Duomo Rooftop​
  • Duomo Terraces​
  • End at the Duomo

The Duomo is one of Milan’s most iconic landmarks, and throughout this two-hour tour, you’ll be introduced to its finest details, grand interior, and soaring rooftop. It all starts at the Piazza del Duomo, where you’ll meet your guide and follow their lead to an elevator that whisk you up to its rooftop. Pause here to take in expansive vistas of Milan's sprawling cityscape and admire the ornate sculptures and spires surrounding you. Then, with skip-the-line tickets in hand, head straight inside for an insightful tour of the interior's stunning architecture and artistic wonders before bidding farewell.

Milan Duomo Tour with Rooftop Access Description

Your 2-hour tour includes:

● Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Milan Duomo

● Tickets and reservation fees for the rooftop at the Duomo

● English-speaking, professional guide

● Use of headphones for groups of more than 5 people

● Insights into statues and decorations of the Duomo

Meet at Piazza del Duomo

Your Duomo tour begins in Piazza del Duomo, under the arches of the Benetton store. Here, among elegant shops, buzzing cafes, and striking historic buildings, you’ll meet up with your guide and fellow group members. Take a moment to admire the towering Duomo’s exterior and tune in as your guide shares a brief overview of its history and architecture. After all, did you know that while construction of the Duomo began in 1386, it wasn’t finished for another six centuries, with the final touches completed in the mid-20th century?

Rooftop Access to Duomo Cathedral

While the Duomo may have taken half a millennium to complete, there was good reason for it. Soaring 108 meters (354 ft) into the sky and adorned with thousands of statues and over one hundred spires, it's truly a sight to behold. But before heading inside, it's time to venture up. Follow your guide to the rooftop access elevator, and in no time, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of Milan's sprawling cityscape.

In addition, discover just how intricate Duomo’s architecture is, with elaborate Gothic details and ornate sculptures adorning its façade. You'll also have the opportunity to admire the iconic spires up close, each one a masterpiece of craftsmanship and artistry. And don't forget to look out for the golden statue of the Virgin Mary, gleaming atop the highest spire.

Skip-the-line access to Duomo Cathedral

At the beginning of the tour, you might’ve noticed the long queue to get inside the Duomo. But did you know there’s a special entry from the rooftop as well? Thanks to your skip-the-line tickets, no precious time will be wasted as you follow your guide into the vast interior, either via stairs or an elevator, and discover the soaring columns, ornate altars, and magnificent stained-glass windows within.

There’s much more to see than its obvious marvels, though, and thanks to your expert guide, you’ll uncover the cathedral’s rich history and hidden details. Tune in as they reveal the stories behind the countless statues, decorations, and colorful stained-glass windows and learn about the captivating tales of the "Holy Nail" from Jesus' True Cross and the intriguing Sundial Trail with its zodiac signs.

After the guided tour of Duomo's interior, your adventure comes to an end. Yet, there’s no need to hurry away just yet. Feel free to continue your exploration of the Duomo independently or pick your guide’s brain for new delights to discover in Milan. Arrivederci and thanks for joining!

What you get with this tour
Group size of 25
Passionate English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entry
Duomo Cathedral
Rooftop access
Milan views
Tour guide gratuities
Meal
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera or smartphone with a camera is also recommended.

Meeting and ending point

The meeting point for this tour is in Piazza del Duomo and the tour ends at the Duomo itself.

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera or smartphone with a camera is also recommended.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Due to the possibility of needing to use the stairs instead of the elevator to reach the rooftop, this tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand so we can best cater to your needs.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Duomo tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and the rooftop or the cathedral is closed, we'll inform you as soon as possible.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasions the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code to enter the Duomo?

Yes, visitors to the Duomo are required to wear clothing that covers their shoulders and trousers or skirts that are longer than mid-thigh. You may not be allowed in if you're wearing anything offensive.

Does the Duomo or its rooftop ever experience sudden closures?

During adverse weather events or due to maintenance or safety reasons, the Duomo and/or its rooftop may be closed unexpectedly and without much notice. If this occurs, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Do we get to skip the line with this tour?

Yes, this tour includes skip the line tickets. However, please keep in mind that security checks are compulsory and some lines may form.

Do I have to climb the stairs to reach the Rooftop?

No, elevator tickets are included to reach the Rooftop. On some occasions, the monumental complex might close the elevator to descend for security reasons. If this happens, you will descend by stairs.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

No, but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to eat after your tour.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

No, but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to grab a drink after your tour.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

All ages are welcome on our Duomo tour and we offer a discounted rate for children aged 6 to 10. Infants 5 years and younger are free.

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