Guided Tour of the Duomo and Sforza Castle

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What You'll Do
  • Stroll through the historical centre of Milan
  • Explore the Sforza’s Castel with its gardens
  • Admire the glass-roofed arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the façade of the world famous opera house La Scala
  • See the stunning interior of the Cathedral and marvel at altars and stained glass windows
Visit the Cathedral of Milan and its rooftops, and enjoy a tour of Milan’s highlights, experiencing the best of the city with a licensed English-speaking guide.
What to Expect
Discover Milan and the Duomo with the Veneranda Fabbrica, the organization that for more than six-hundred years has been responsible for the preservation of this beautiful Cathedral. Enjoy this knowledgeable tour with a skilled professional guide, and uncover secrets about the history of the city from the documents hold in the Duomo’s archives. Veneranda Fabbrica offer the only skip-the-line tour of Duomo and Terraces.  

The tour begins at the archaeological area underneath the cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of St. Ambrose, the Patron Saint of Milan, and discover the Baptistery of St. John and the Church of Santa Tecla, built during the 4th century. It's just a few steps before you reach the inside of the cathedral. It is the most iconic monument of the city of Milan and one of the biggest churches in the world. With its 3400 statues, 55 stained glass windows, beautiful altars and paintings, you will amazed by its beauty. Take the lift up to the roof, where you will see spires and sculptures from close up. Climb the 50 steps to reach the highest terraces, walk near the main spire and enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

Head back to ground level with your guide, seeing the most important monuments of the city center. Walk in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a beautiful glass-roofed arcade and one of the first shopping malls in Europe. Admire the neoclassical facade of La Scala Theatre, and visit the Piazza dei Mercanti in the heart of the medieval city. Head towards Castello Sforzesco, explore its gardens and courtyards and discover the fascinating history of Visconti and Sforza’s families.
What's Included
  • Duomo Pass A includes access to all areas of the historical complex: the Duomo, Duomo Museum, San Gottardo Church, Archaeological Area and Terraces by lift, Tour of Duomo, Terraces and Milan’s city center taken by a skilled guide of the Education Department of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, provided with professional license and a degree in art history or archaeology
  • Radioguides and headsets
  • Skip-the-line to enter Duomo and Terraces
Meeting Point

Duomo Info Point – Piazza Duomo, 18 behind the Cathedral. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

What to Remember
• In case of adverse weather conditions, security, public order or other organizational technical reasons, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo may change its opening hours, access methods, visit duration or any events planned at the Duomo
• Please be prepared to go through airport-style security checks
• You will be enterering a sacred place, so dress appropriately
• The staircase to reach the highest terrace is narrow, so wear comfortable shoes
• Once purchased, tickets and cost of the guided tour cannot be refund
Tickets are valid until the end of the year purchased, and you can collect them at Duomo Info Point ticket office
• Guided tours cannot be rescheduled
• Please bring your ID or Passport to rent the audioguide

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