Milan: Duomo Rooftops and Cathedral Guided Tour with Tickets

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Unlock over 7 centuries of history inside the Duomo and take the lift to its rooftop for one of the best views in Milan on this guided walking tour with skip-the-line entry tickets included.

Highlights

  • Join our English-speaking guide for an exciting tour
  • Skip the long lines and enjoy priority access to Duomo Rooftops and Cathedral
  • Discover the Duomo’s century-long history and admire its beautiful architecture
  • Take the lift and enjoy the amazing view admiring the whole city from above
  • Walk through the multitude of statues, spires, gargoyles, and pinnacles

Description

Our guided tour to the roof terraces and the Duomo is the perfect opportunity to discover Milan’s most significant monument from every point of view! The Duomo boasts over seven centuries of history. Commenced in 1386 and completed only in the 20th century, it is an unmissable stop in your Milanese staying: its imposing presence and sheer beauty are impossible to ignore. Meet in front of the Cathedral and take the lift to reach a breath-taking roof terrace of about 8,000 square meters. There, you’ll be able to admire 135 spires, pinnacles, flying buttresses and many statues. It is almost impossible to believe it, but the Duomo features about 3,400 statues! Designed and carved throughout the centuries, they portray a vast range of biblical and historical figures, gargoyles, animals, little monsters, dragons, faces, and puzzling silhouettes. And if you think that the Duomo is now complete, you’re wrong! New statues have been carved and installed in recent times to represent the city’s contemporary history. In the second part of the tour you’ll also enter into the cathedral, which is an absolute masterpiece, a stunning architecture that took centuries to complete. In 1386, the first duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, commissioned the construction of this cathedral upon the ruins of two previous churches, Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla. Since its inception, the cathedral was dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente and designed as gothic architecture. You’ll explore a place filled with history, art and faith, admiring fantastic stained glass, outstanding artworks, worshiped relics and unparalleled architectural solutions. Today the Duomo is the biggest church in Italy and the sixth biggest church globally. This tour is like no other. It will make you experience the Duomo deeply, taking you up to the very top and inside the cathedral.

Includes

Skip-the-line ticket to Duomo rooftops by lift Skip-the-line ticket to the cathedral Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine This tour is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers After climbing by lift, you still have 80 steps to go to the upper terrace

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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