What To Expect
After entering the huge church, your licensed English speaking tour guide will lead you downstairs to visit the hidden unexpected archaeological evidences of what there was before the building of the Duomo. See parts of an older church, an octagonal baptistery and tombs.
Your guide will then teach you about Milan's most renowned curiosities from the sundial trail, the ritual of the Holy Nail, to the story of the Apostle who was skinned alive and much more!
After exploring the inside of the Duomo, you'll reach the Terraces of the Cathedral by elevator.** Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city after just 50 steps and you will feel like you literally have Milan at your feet.
You will be given plenty of time to take memorable pictures of the spires, the new shining skyscrapers, the iconic medieval towers and have a closer look at the incredible sculptures populating the Duomo including mysterious animals, monsters and other peculiar subjects.
The tour continues outside after taking the elevator down. Visit the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a magnificent and luxury 19th century shopping mall. The tour ends with an authentic Italian gelato or a fragrant coffee followed by a surprise lucky ritual!
Arco della Pace
Piazza dei Mercanti
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Teatro della Scala
Licensed, English speaking tour guide
Skip the line ticket to the Duomo
Entrance to the Duomo rooftop terrace and the Duomo underground
Visit to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
*Gelato tasting is only available from April to October.
**There is no skip the line access available for the elevator rides.
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
This tour is not suitable for children aged 5 and below.
Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes. Please note that the Duomo has a very strict but simple dress code: shoulders, abdomen or knees must be covered. Hats are not allowed inside the Basilica. Footwear of any kind and jeans are acceptable.
The staff of the Duomo will have the right to decline accepting guests without any obligation to refund for improper attire.
This tour is not wheelchair friendly.
The tour goes on rain or shine. In case of heavy rain or snow, the Duomo institution might decide to close the terrace. In this case we will hope for clearing weather with the understanding that no refund or discount will be given if we won't be able to visit the terrace due the weather condition. In case of heavy rain will be given the option of an alternative date subject to our availability.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
9 hours and 30 minutes
10 hours and 30 minutes