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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

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Tour Milan Cathedral on a small-group or private experience, with access to the terraces and a separate entrance. Marvel at this stunning Gothic building, and explore the archeological area underneath. Afterwards, discover the Duomo Museum on your own.

About this tour

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
Private group available

The Original experience

  • Access Milan Cathedral through a separate entrance
  • Access all areas, including the terraces and the archeological site
  • Explore the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own
  • Choose between a shared small-group or private experience
Full description

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.

  • Separate entrance access to Milan Cathedral
  • 1.5-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Audio guide and headset
  • Fast-Track pass to get in the Cathedral and terrace
  • Pass to access the Duomo Museum
  • Pass to access the San Gottardo Church
  • Milan Duomo gift pin
  • 20% discount at the official bookshop
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
    • Private tour options are exclusively for you and your group
    • In case of adverse weather conditions, security, public order or other reasons, Milan Cathedral may change its opening hours, access methods, and visit durations
    • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the way down from the terraces will need to be done by foot. Please note that there are approximately 160 steps
    • In the unlikely event that the terraces are closed, the guided tour will include the Duomo Museum
    • The Duomo Museum is closed on Wednesdays
    • Please be prepared to go through airport-style security checks
    • The staircase to reach the highest terrace is narrow
    • The following items are not permitted inside the Cathedral: suitcases, large backpacks, bags, umbrellas, animals, glass or glass bottles, flammable objects, and weapons (including Swiss Army knives or firearms)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1327 reviews

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    Our guide Uze was very knowledgeable and witty throughout the tour. Must do when in Milan as it gets you to the Milano cathedral and especially the rooftop in a breeze therefore, avoiding the very long queues! Our guide Uze was very passionate about the history of the cathedral and I was really impressed by his knowledge. Tour finishes right on top of Milano cathedral and please wear comfortable shoes as you would walk up the staircases while climbing up to the very top. The lift will only take you up to a certain level, therefore requiring to climb further up through the staircases!The views are breathtaking though! We were able to see the alps from the rooftop as it was a very sunny day in Milan!! Also, you would have to climb down all the way using the stairs as the lifts would not take us down. Fascinating insight into religious history and Uze told us about many anecdotes! Highly recommended!

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    May 13, 2022

    It was good and our guide was quite knowledgeable and took us throughout the duomo, even under it. The only issue I found is that he was going through a lot of historical facts and name after name quite fast, and it was hard to understand or keep track of at a lot of instances. I would have preferred if he had made it more of a storytelling experience rather than a speedy rundown of historical facts and figures. Other than that he was nice and courteous, unfortunately I forgot his name though.

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    April 26, 2022

    This tour is a must in Milan! We went at 3 pm and were able to view a gorgeous sunset on the rooftop terrace. Afterwards we went shopping and then you can view the Cathedral at night all lit up. Also, we do not usually support buskers, however; go ahead and buy the corn and get some amazing pictures with pigeons. It’s a once in lifetime thing. The restaurant on the right side of the Cathedral is a great place to have a drink, dinner, and dessert. Also, the skip the line is worth it!

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    March 20, 2022

    Product ID: 219516