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  • Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

    1. Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

    Discover the symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo, and see the 600-year-old cathedral from different perspectives. One of the largest cathedrals in Italy and Europe, the Milan Duomo is the patrimony of the Milanese people and humanity. Deeply linked to the teachings of the bishops who succeeded on St. Ambrose’s chair, the cathedral is the mother Church of the Diocese, having a symbolic role both in the life of the city and in relation with the Diocese. Admire city panoramas from an elevation of 164 feet (50m). Built using Candoglia marble, the Duomo Terraces cover a surface of approximately 26,250 square feet (8,000 sq. m). Get an unusual point of view of the Duomo’s architecture, especially on bright days when you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. If you want to avoid the stairs to the terraces, you can select the option to take the eleva...

    Beautiful and must-have experience in Milano! We went in the evening right around golden hour and it was perfect—I’d recommend going later, close to sun down!

  • Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

    2. Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

    Avoid the hassle of buying an entrance ticket to the Milan Duomo on the day by picking one up in advance. By far the most unique feature of the cathedral is its vast rooftop, granting a panoramic viewpoint over Milan and a birds-eye perspective on the church itself. With options to challenge yourself by mounting the 250 stairs up to the rooftop, or to take a ride on the convenient elevator, the rooftop is accessible to all with a desire to see this iconic sight. Once you’re on the rooftop, peer out over the city from over 150 feet above street level while taking in the characteristic rows of white marble spires. An enduring symbol of Milan, the cathedral broke ground in 1386, only to be finished in 1965. Built of stunning marble quarried from the Candoglia region, there are few better examples of Italian Gothic architecture in existence.

    It was an amazing experience and gave a better sense of the massive size and detail of the church.

  • Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

    3. Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

    Discover the Teatro Grande alla Scala, which is one most important focal points of both Italian and European culture. Built in 1778, the theater has hosted some of the greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world. Enjoy views of the famous stage from the third-level boxes. Explore the theater's Museum, which features a large collection of paintings, sketches, statues, and other documents related to opera. See musical instruments and other curios that tell the story of the theater.  The Museum Library contains more than 150,000 volumes and thirty manuscripts of complete works, as well as single sheets from composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. Learn about the beginnings of the career of Giussepe Verdi and his somewhat tumultuous relationship with the theater.

  • Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

    4. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

    Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior.

    Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

    The organization of the tour was great. Guide arrived ahead of time and tour started exactly at 15:00. Guide had high level of knowledge and shared a lot of details. She answered all our questions and was very patient.

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

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

    Led by your local, English-speaking guide, you’ll visit some iconic sights and some off the beaten track. Skip the line at Milan Duomo and experience this world-famous cathedral without waiting. Then, admire the medieval Sforza Castle from the outside.

    Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan’s social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. Also, get some up-to-date recommendations of places to revisit later for a drink or a meal. Finally, admire "The Last Supper", Leonardo Da Vinci’s phenomenal mural. Tickets for this masterpiece can be a challenge to acquire, but yours are included with special skip-the-line access. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco.

    We loved the tour. We learned so much. Barbara has great energy. It was a great introduction to Milan.

  • Milan: Grand City Highlights E-Bike Tour

    6. Milan: Grand City Highlights E-Bike Tour

    Start your tour in the vibrant Navigli district, a popular aperitif area with beautiful canals. Then, head to the Milan Stock Exchange, the Duomo, the Sforzesco Castle, amongst others. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as they explain the city's history as well as interesting anecdotes about the present. Cycle through the luxuriant Sempione Park and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery as you explore the city center. Discover the old town that shows both the glorious past of the city and its breathtaking modernity which characterizes the development of Milan during the 21st century. Explore the new city districts including Gae Aulenti, marvel at the Vertical Wood building, see the world-famous CityLife, and cross the most elegant squares.

    We had a great ride through Milan together with our guide Mirko. Really interesting and enjoyable all the way. Our warmest recommendations!

  • Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

    7. Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

    Discover the history and treasures of one of the most well-known cathedrals in the world, with skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Duomo, its archeological area and dedicated museum. Learn about the 600-year-old institution, Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, and its ongoing conservation and development of this extraordinary patrimony of art, culture, and history that is the symbol of Milan. Follow an itinerary through the Duomo di Milano. See the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti at the Archaeological Area. Learn about the history of the 4th-century Basilica of Saint Thecla. Enter the cathedral and find a wealth of art and faith intertwined. Trace every step of the Cathedral’s construction from the Duomo Museum to the Church of San Gottardo in Corte through sculptures, stained glass windows, wooden models, and tapestries. Remember when planning your visit that the Museum ...

  • Milan: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

    8. Milan: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

    Meet up with your guide in the morning or afternoon and take off on a group cycling tour of the most evocative and interesting places of art and history in the center of Milan. Cycle to the outside of the Sforza Castle monument, visit its inner courtyards and get an explanation of its art and history. Afterwards, view the Peace Arch, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Darsena and the canals to take a few photos with your camera. Then, hop back on your bikes and head to San Lorenzo and the Roman columns, the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, the Roman ruins via Brisa, the Piazza Affari and the Maurizio Cattelan contemporary art installation L.O.V.E, where you'll have another short stop for photos. Then, head to Mercanti Square, La Scala Square, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and finally, Duomo Square for another short photo session before heading back to the starting point of the tour.

    Emilio is a very knowledgeable and cool guy who is passionate about his work. He gave us an amazing tour where we learnt a lot about the history, art and culture of Milan. Absolutely recommended.

  • Milan: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

    9. Milan: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

    The symbol of Milan is located in its very city center. The Cathedral, known as Duomo di Milano, is the best place to start your journey. Enjoy this 2-hour guided experience of Duomo with a monolingual speaking guide. Tickets of the Cathedral, Terraces, and Baptistery are included in your visit. Let your guide lead you throughout the enchanting history behind the complex. Mosaics, colorful windows, statues, and pieces of art are going to take a life during your experience. Unveil some of the most well-hidden secrets of the Cathedral, such as how many steeples are at the top of Duomo. Your journey starts in Duomo Square, first visit the Cathedral. The second place to admire is the Baptistery and, finally, enjoy the best view of the city from the Terraces.

  • Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

    10. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

    The guide George knew all about the area and more he was friendly and knowledgeable, we learnt lots that we didn’t know.

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What people are saying about Duomo Square

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,022 reviews

Choose this tour as the first thing you do in Milan. Many highlights of the city and areas of interest are shown. Of course the Doumo and Last Supper were amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and offered many great tips about Milano.

Milan cathedral is absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit. The rooftop walk is breathtaking with great views across the city. The rooftop itself is so ornate and beautiful it’s hard to believe it was built so perfect so many years ago!

The organization of the tour was great. Guide arrived ahead of time and tour started exactly at 15:00. Guide had high level of knowledge and shared a lot of details. She answered all our questions and was very patient.

Excellent tour with Victor. We enjoyed the history he gave about the Cathedral. With such a vast building we feel we needed a pro to experience it properly. Well worth the money.

This shouldnt be missed! the vie from the top is breathtaking