Milan Duomo Tickets and Tours

The facade of Milan's Duomo is probably one of the most fascinating in the world. If you like it on the outside, wait until you see the inside.

Vicky Del Moral

Vicky Del Moral

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Milan Duomo Tickets and Tours

Milan's Duomo at dawn | ©Ouael Ben Salah

In Gothic style, the Milan Cathedral is known worldwide for being one of the largest and most beautiful Catholic basilicas in the world, with 157 meters long and capacity for more than 40,000 people inside.

The best ways to visit the Duomo of Milan

Views of the Duomo
Views of the Duomo

Millions of tourists visit the Duomo of Milan every year, I tell you the best way to do it:

Guided tour of the Duomo of Milan

Inside the Duomo| ©Pedro
Inside the Duomo| ©Pedro

With this guided tour of the Duomo of Milan, you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain all the history, secrets and characteristics of the interior and the crypt of this imposing cathedral, although please note that it does not include a visit to the rooftop.

You can book online and make sure you do not run out of places to enjoy this experience.

What is included in this tour

  • Entrance to the interior of the Duomo of Milan.
  • Entrance to the Duomo Museum.
  • Entrance to the rooftop.
  • Entrance to the Church of San Gottardo.
  • Entrance to the Archaeological Area.

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Guided tour of the Duomo of Milan

La Scala Theater and the Last Supper

Sforzesco Castle| ©CHeitz
Sforzesco Castle| ©CHeitz

A good option if you do not have much time, but you do not want to miss the Duomo or the rest of the most emblematic buildings and works of Milan, is to book this complete guided tour of the Duomo of Milan, La Scala Theater and the Last Supper.

You will learn all about the history and architecture of these monuments from an expert guide. And it is also very comfortable, since the transfer from one building to another will be done in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

What is included in this tour

  • Guided tour of the Duomo of Milan, La Scala Theater and The Last Supper.
  • Expert guide.
  • Headphones to listen to the guide.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance to the Duomo.
  • Entrance to La Scala Theater.
  • Entrance to The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Tickets for the Duomo of Milan, rooftops and museum

Detail of the doors of the Duomo| ©Liza
Detail of the doors of the Duomo| ©Liza

With the fast-track entrance to the Duomo of Milan, you will have skip-the-line access to the entire Milan Cathedral complex. You will visit on your own its main points: the Church of San Gottardo in Corte, the museum, its main hall or nave and its archaeological area, as well as enjoying the best views of the center of Milan from the roof of the Duomo which, of course, you will have to reach on foot and climbing the 463 steps that separate it from the base.

The Fast Track Ticket to the Duomo of Milan includes skip-the-line entry to the entire Duomo complex with walking access to the roof.

What is included in this tour

  • Entrance to the interior of the Duomo of Milan.
  • Entrance to the Duomo Museum.
  • Entrance to the rooftop.
  • Entrance to the Church of San Gottardo.

Entrance to the roof of the Duomo of Milan

Duomo at sunset
Duomo at sunset

If what interests you most about the Cathedral is its impressive rooftop, here is your ticket to the rooftop of the Duomo of Milan, which will give you access to the elevator that runs most of the way up to the terrace of the cathedral, with 50 steps to climb on foot. Once there, you will be able to contemplate all the details of the architecture, statues, spires and buttresses of the belvedere.

The elevator has a capacity of 7 people, so you may have to wait a bit in large groups. Please note that you will have to walk up a flight of stairs on this experience, so it is not suitable for people with mobility problems or heart conditions.

In addition to having a professional guide at your disposal who will narrate in Spanish and English during the 1-hour rooftop tour, headphones will be provided for groups of more than 6 people (there is a maximum of 25 on this experience).

What's included

  • Entrance to the rooftop of the Duomo of Milan
  • Passes with option to go up by elevator or stairs.

How to get to the Duomo of Milan

Piazza del Duomo| ©Sergio Boscaino
Piazza del Duomo| ©Sergio Boscaino

The Milan Cathedral is located in Piazza del Duomo, in the center of Milan. You can reach it on foot, by metro (lines 1 and 3, getting off at the Duomo stop) or by streetcar (lines 2, 3 and 4, getting off at the Torino or Dogana stops).

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Opening hours of the Duomo of Milan

Detail of the Duomo| ©Sharon Mollerus
Detail of the Duomo| ©Sharon Mollerus
  • Cathedral: Every day from 8:00 to 19:00.
  • Museum: Thursday to Tuesday from 10:00 to 18.00.
  • Baptistery: Every day from 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Archaeological area: Every day from 8:00 to 19:00.
  • Terrace: Every day from 9:00 to 19:00.

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Is the Duomo of Milan included in any tourist card?

Yes, in the Milan Pass City Card. It is a pass valid for 48 hours or 72 hours with different proposals to choose from. By purchasing this pass, you will have free access to most of the main tourist attractions of the city, including the Duomo and La Scala.

You will also get discounts on other leisure activities, tours and restaurants. You can choose the standard pass with tourist bus or the full pass with free access to public transport.

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Why visit the Milan Duomo

Stained glass windows of the Duomo| ©Marco Varisco
Stained glass windows of the Duomo| ©Marco Varisco

Visiting Milan without visiting the Duomo is like not visiting the city. When we think of Milan, we think of fashion, industry and its Duomo. And is that this overwhelming cathedral, the fifth largest in the world, is the monument par excellence of this cosmopolitan city that is Milan.

An importance that is preceded by its arduous construction. It took almost six centuries to build the Duomo, begun in 1386 as a symbol of the political power of the Visconti family. The result of this titanic work located in the heart of Milan is a beautiful cathedral that fuses the Lombard Gothic style with the international style.

A spectacular building with a beautiful pinkish-white marble facade, a rooftop that is the best balcony from which to look out over Milan, an interior of remarkable elements and an upper area dotted with a multitude of pinnacles and towers crowned by statues that guard the city.

Facade

At the highest point of the Duomo stands the Madonnina, the statue sculpted in gilded copper by Giuseppe Perego in 1774 and already a symbol of Milan.

Inside

Inside, spacious and delicate, stands a nail of the Cross of Christ, which is removed every Saturday around September 14 to admire it.

Rooftop

The terrace of the Duomo occupies almost the entire roof of the Cathedral and its accessibility allows you to enjoy unparalleled views of Milan and to admire closely its magnificent pinnacles and sculptures. Access to the terrace is free if you walk up the 463 steps that separate it from the base, or pay if you use the convenient elevator.

Baptistery

In the basement of the Duomo is a whole archaeological area that shows the traces of the two temples that were located there before it and that were razed by fire: the Basilica of Santa Tecla, from 836, and the remains of a large baptismal font of the Basilica of St. Ambrose, from the fifth century, and in which this saint is said to have baptized St. Augustine in 387.

Crypt

Where the Chapel of St. Charles Borromeo and his remains are located.

Book Milan Pass City Card (with Duomo and La Scala terraces included)

Other interesting activities in Milan

Fresco of Leonardo Da Vinci's
Fresco of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper".| ©Dimitris Kamaras

If you found this article about the best ways to visit the Duomo in Milan useful, don't miss this other one about Da Vinci’s The Last Supper Tickets and Tours in Milan to discover one of the historical and artistic jewels of Milan.

If you prefer to have an overview of the city during your trip, the most comfortable option is to tour it by tourist bus. I tell you all about it in my article on Milan Hop on Hop off Bus Tours. There are also guided tours and excursions that will show you interesting places, anecdotes and unknown stories of the city. I have summarized the best options in this guide about the city. Milan Tours.

  • Milan Duomo Guided Tour
  • From 50.
  • 1 hour
  • Guided tour of the Duomo of Milan
  • Priority access without queues
  • Entrance to the rooftop
  • With guide and headphones
  • Book now
  • Milan Pass City Card (including Duomo terraces and La Scala)
  • From 98
  • Free for 48 hours or 72 hours
  • Milan Pass / City map
  • Guidebook with suggested itineraries / Agenda with local events / Coupons and discounts / Activities, visits and excursions included
  • Bus tour with free stops / Public transportation
  • Without guide
  • Book now
  • Milan Duomo, La Scala Theater and Last Supper Guided Tour
  • From 110
  • 3 hours and a half
  • Guided tour of the Duomo of Milan, La Scala Theatre and The Last Supper
  • Entrance to the Duomo / Entrance to La Scala Theatre / Entrance to The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • With guide and headphones to listen to the guide
  • Book now