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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

  • Separate entrance to Milan Cathedral
  • Pass to access the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church
  • Duration: 1 hrs 15 mins

Milan Duomo Rooftop

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

  • Entrance ticket to the Duomo and Terraces
  • Ticket for the Church of St. Gottardo
  • Ticket for the Archaeological Area
  • Duomo Terraces for a panoramic city view 
  • Duration: 3 Days

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Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

  • Entry ticket for the terraces of the Milan Duomo
  • 10% discount at the Duomo Shop
  • Duration: 1 Day

Milan Cathedral Combo Tours

Milan Last Supper

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

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Da Vinci’s Last Supper
  • Entrance to the Milan Duomo
  • Visit Sforza Castle
  • Duration: 3 hrs

Milan Museum Pass

Milan 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

  • 48-hour city pass
  • Milan map with useful tourist information
  • 48-hour ATM public transport ticket
  • hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Duration: 2 Days

Milan Duomo Tour

Milan: La Scala Theater and Duomo Rooftop Private Tour

  • Friendly local guide
  • Skip–the–line ticket to the Duomo
  • Entrance fees for the terraces
  • Use of the elevator to access the terraces
  • Headphones for private groups
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Milan Duomo Tour Information - 2024

About duomo milan tour and tickets.

Duomo Di Milano, a story of faith and art that spans six centuries. The construction of the Duomo Di Milano or Cathedral Milan is thought to have begun in 1386 and it’s the 21st century now where touches to the cathedral and restoration work are still being carried out in this majestic structure.

Interested in finding out more about the types of Duomo Milan tickets on offer, Read on.

1. Duomo Di Milano Tour (All-access)

  • Access to all areas of the Milanese symbol.
  • Visit the Cathedral Milan rooftops for a panoramic view of the city.
  • Learn about the cathedral’s history spanning more than 500 years.
  • Admire religious relics and liturgical artifacts.
  • Marvel at the beautiful stained glass windows.
  • Improve your understanding of Milan’s cultural and spiritual heritage.


  • Duomo Milan tickets for the Cathedral and Terraces
  • Museum admission ticket (closed on Mondays)
  • The Archaeological Area Entrance Ticket
  • Optional audio guide
  • You can choose the donate option while making the reservation to donate and help preserve the Cathedral’s timeless splendor and receive a complimentary gift.

Your Experience

Experience one of Italy’s and Europe’s largest cathedrals with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo Di Milano. On this Duomo Milan tour, you’ll be able to see the 600-year-old cathedral Milan from a variety of angles and perspectives.

You’ll have access to the entire Milan Duomo, including the terraces, cathedral, museum, and archaeological area, and admire the ornate decorations and the windows, tapestries, and sculptures from the 14th-century Palazzo Reale at the Grande Museo del Duomo’s 27 galleries and appreciate the artifacts, some of which are still utilized in religious ceremonies.

2. Duomo Cathedral Milan Rooftop (No Church Access)

  • Take in the sights of the city from the apex of its most iconic structure.
  • Learn the history of this 600-year-old Cathedral
  • Get a birds-eye-view of the city and streets of Milan
  • Challenge yourself to climb the 250 to reach the rooftop
  • You can also take an elevator ride to the top of the Duomo Di Milano 
  • Get the chance to admire the rows of white marble spires once you’ve reached the rooftop.
  • Entry tickets to the Milan Duomo rooftops
  • Elevator access to the rooftops if you do not want to take the stairs
  • If you select the donation option while making a reservation to help preserve the cathedral, then you can receive a complimentary gadget.

During this Duomo Milan tour to the cathedral’s enormous rooftop, which offers a panoramic view of Milan and a birds-eye view of the city. Challenge yourself to climb all 250 stairs to the top or take the elevator and peer out over the city from almost 150 feet above street level while taking in the rows of white marble spires once you’ve reached the rooftop.

3. Duomo Di Milano Cathedral & Terrace (Fast-Track)

  • Enter the Cathedral Milan through a separate entrance. 
  • All-access Duomo Milan tickets which include the terraces and the archaeological site.
  • Guided tour with an expert multilingual guide.
  • Choose a small group tour or a private tour of your preference.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes of the tour with a private guide
  • Entrance through a separate entrance 
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Private tour guide
  • Headsets for audio guide (optional)

You can skip the admission lines and go straight into the church. As you explore the Duomo Di Milano inside out, admire the artworks and interior of this remarkable example of Gothic architecture.

Enjoy an hour and a half Duomo Milan tour of the Cathedral complex including the rooftop and archaeological ruins underneath the cathedral. With the help of your expert guide, learn about the history of this remarkable landmark of Milan.

Take the elevator to the rooftops for breath-taking, panoramic views of the city.

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  • Learn and discover the extensive 500-year-old history of the Duomo Di Milano.
  • Explore the archaeological ruins under the Duomo
  • Explore the Duomo museum
  • Access to the Duomo Cathedral Milan 
  • Access to the Duomo Museum
  • Access to the Archaeological sites

On this Duomo Milan tour, you receive privileged skip-the-line access to the Duomo, its archaeological area, and a dedicated museum, you can learn about the history and treasures of one of the world’s most famous churches. Learn about the 600-year-old institution dedicated to the preservation and development of Milan’s exceptional inheritance of art, culture, and history.

Take a guided tour of the Duomo di Milano. At the Archaeological Area, see the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti. Learn about the history of fourth-century Saint Thecla’s Basilica. When you walk into the cathedral, you’ll notice a plethora of amalgamation of art and devotion spanning centuries.

Duomo Milan Opening Hours

The Cathedral opens its doors at 8:00 am and closes at 7 pm, with the last chance to purchase tickets at 18:00 and the last entry at 6:10.

The rooftop opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m., with the same last ticket purchase and entry as the cathedral’.

Duomo Milan Tickets

  • Basic Ticket – Only allowing entry to the cathedral costs 3 EUR & 2 EUR for a concession ticket.
  • Culture Pass Ticket – Includes the Milan Cathedral, St. Charles’ Crypt, Archaeological Area, Duomo Museum, and San Gottardo church. The standard fee is 8 EUR and a concession ticket costs 4 EUR.
  • Duomo Pass Stairs Ticket – same as the culture pass but with access to Milan Duomo rooftop via the stairs A regular ticket costs 13 EUR and concession ticket costs 7 EUR.
  • Fast Track Pass – This Duomo Di Milano ticket includes the same access as the culture pass with an additional ‘Fast Track elevator’ to the Cathedral’s rooftop. The general admission ticket is 25 EUR, while the concession ticket is 13 EUR.

Duomo Di Milano has implemented many safety precautions and guidelines, such as making mask-wearing and social distancing essential, to safeguard the safety of its visitors. As long as you follow the guidelines, it is a safe attraction for visitors.

Yes, Duomo Milan tickets can be purchased online.

It depends on which Duomo Milan tour tickets you chose to purchase. While some tickets allow you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance and receive a full refund, others may not. It is advisable to double-check before making a reservation.

The cathedral and its rooftops are open to the public, but there are severe safety precautions in place for the well-being of the staff and the visitors. The crypt of St. Charles’ will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Yes, you can, as long as all the safety precautions are diligently followed. The usage of lifts, however, has been restricted to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The number of visitors allowed into the Historical structure at one time has been limited to 15, to maintain social distance. Visitors are expected to stick to their scheduled time slots.

Cathedral & Archaeological area hours 9 am – 6 pm (Monday-Sunday); the rooftops hours are 9 am to 7 pm (Monday-Thursday) & 9 am – 8 pm(Friday-Sunday); The Museum hours are 10 am – 6 pm (Monday-Sunday). 

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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Milan Duomo Rooftop Tour

Milan Cathedral Rooftop Tour

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Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

Free cancellation, change of plans no problem. cancel up to 24 hours before your activity starts for a full refund. , popular tours of duomo milan.

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Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

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Join our licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and embark on a visit to the stunning Gothic biblical site on this Milan Cathedral tour. Explore the intricate details of its facade and take in the beauty of its statues, spires, unique gargoyles, and other fascinating features.

Avoid waiting in line and gain exclusive access to Italy’s largest Cathedral Milan, where you can appreciate its impressive size and grandeur. Our knowledgeable tour guide will highlight the numerous statues, intricate decorations, and colourful stained-glass windows that were created by skilled craftsmen over the centuries. Be astounded as you learn about the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross, the Sundial Trail with its zodiac signs, and other interesting tales. Walk down the aisles on this Duomo Milan tour, visit the main altar, and pay your respects at the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of Milan’s holy patrons, which is located in the crypt below.

Milan: Cathedral Rooftop Tour

Experience Milan from a new perspective on a 1-hour Milan Duomo tour to the rooftop terraces of the Duomo. Meet our guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and admire the beauty of the cathedral’s facade, including its statues, spires, and gargoyles.

Enjoy the convenience of skipping the lines at the ticket office and heading straight to the elevator entrance with our guide. Take the elevator to the top and stroll along the roof of the stunning cathedral.

Admire the breathtaking views of Milan, and on a clear day, even catch a glimpse of the Italian Alps in the distance, separating Italy from Switzerland.

Climb a set of nearly 50 steps on this Duomo Milan tour to reach the highest level, where you can marvel at the shining golden statue of the Virgin Mary atop the main spire.

Join our licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo Milan and embark on a unique journey to the rooftop Duomo Milan of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral. Make your way to the elevator entrance, where you will take the lift to reach the roof.

Be awed by the sheer size and beauty of the Gothic architecture, with its flying buttresses and striking white marble. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level and behold the stunning views of the Milanese skyline, including the newest skyscrapers.

On a clear day, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Italian Alps in the distance, separating Italy from Switzerland. Marvel at the over 3,400 statues and 135 spires dotting the roof of Italy’s largest cathedral, one of the largest in the world.

End your tour by admiring the golden statue of the Virgin Mary shining bright on top of the Major spire. Have the privilege of skipping the lines outside the Cathedral and entering directly through a special entrance from the rooftop (the descent may be done by stairs).

On this Duomo Milan tour, our guide will bring to life the countless statues, decorations, and colourful stained-glass windows that were carefully crafted over the centuries. Listen as they share the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross and the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs.

Experience a unique day tour in Milan with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the famous landmarks such as the Duomo and the Santa Maria delle Grazie church and have a skip-the-line entry to both.

Upon arrival, oour guide will meet you at the designated location, either the Duomo or Santa Maria delle Grazie, depending on your booking choice. Our guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the history and culture of Milan as you explore the city together.

Discover one of Europe’s largest churches, the Duomo, with your skip-the-line entry ticket. Our guide will lead you on a tour of the church and show you another side of Milan that you may not have seen otherwise. Don’t miss the opportunity to take pictures of the magnificent 15th-century Sforza Castle.

See the iconic painting “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci with your skip-the-line entry ticket to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Listen to our guide as they highlight the details of the famous fresco and you will have a guaranteed 15 minutes to admire it.

Explore the vibrant and culturally rich Brera district and its cobbled streets on this Duomo Milan tour. Learn about the famous artists and intellectuals who once called this area home. Our guide will provide you with a glimpse into the social and cultural life of Milan.

Duomo Milan Tour Price 2024

Milan duomo cathedral tour price:.

Starts from €36 per person, which includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Duomo (inside), reservation fees, our professional guide, a small group, and headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people on the tour).

Milan: Cathedral Rooftop tour price:

Starts from €40 per person, which includes an elevator to the rooftop terraces of Milan Cathedral, our professional guide, and headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people in the group).

Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-hour guided tour price:

Starts from €60 per person, which includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Milan Duomo, tickets and reservation fees for the rooftop at the Milan Duomo, our multilingual guide, headphone provision (in case there are more than 5 people in the group). 

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper skip-the-line guided tour price:

Starts from €99 per person, which includes our live tour guide, headsets with details of what you are seeing, skip-the-line entry ticket to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, exclusive reservations to view the Last Supper, and a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan Duomo (not the terraces).

Duomo Milan Opening Hours 2024

2024 Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Last Entry: 6 p.m.

Note: You need to book in advance on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Visiting Schedule for All Attractions:

  • Duomo and Archaeological Area: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM. On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, entry is by reservation only.
  • Access to the Rooftops via lift: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM. On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, entry is by reservation only.
  • Rooftops (walk-up access): Open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM.
  • Duomo Museum: Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The last ticket will be sold at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 6:10 PM.

Additional Information:

  • The visiting hours and routes of the Historical Complex may be changed to manage visitor traffic and ensure proper sanitation and cleaning.
  • The Crypt of Saint Charles remains closed to the public due to limited space capacity.

Duomo Milan Highlights

  • Bible-Inspired Art: The stained-glass windows of the cathedral feature vibrant illustrations of scenes from the Bible.
  • Panoramic City Views: Visitors have the opportunity to ascend to the rooftop for breathtaking views of the surrounding city.
  • Elaborate Interior: The spacious interior of the cathedral showcases tall marble columns that reach the ceiling, decorated with religious scenes and images.
  • Compelling Sculpture: A particular highlight is the statue of the Apostle Bartholomew, whose intricate anatomical details, minus his skin, captivate visitors.
  • Strategic Placement: The cathedral stands at the heart of Milan, with all roads leading out from its central location.
  • Mesmerizing Architecture: The cathedral boasts a unique blend of International Gothic and Lombard architectural styles.

What is the Best Way To Book Duomo Milan Tour?

The Duomo Cathedral Milan and Museum are must-visit destinations for travellers to Milan, and it’s best to plan to avoid the crowds. By booking your Duomo Milan tour tickets online, you can enjoy a smooth and stress-free experience.

  • Avoid the Lines: With fast-track tickets, you can bypass long lines and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the church and museum.
  • Plan Ahead: Secure your visit by pre-booking your tour slots with the online ticketing process.
  • Savings: Take advantage of special discounts available when you book online and enjoy the wonders of the Duomo Milan at a more affordable price.

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The most convenient and efficient way to purchase Duomo Milan tour is online. This will help you avoid long lines and crowds on the day of your visit.

Duomo Milan tours typically start at €60 per person. The exact price may vary based on the type of ticket you purchase, such as single-entry tickets, guided tours for Duomo Milan, or combo tickets that include access to other nearby attractions.

Yes, by booking your tickets online in advance, you can often take advantage of special discounts and offers that are not available on the day of your visit. Some websites even offer package deals that combine admission to the Duomo with other popular tourist sites in Milan.

The Duomo Milan is a magnificent cathedral located in the heart of Milan, Italy. Its construction began in the 14th century and took over 600 years to complete. The cathedral is a prime example of Gothic architecture and is one of the most famous landmarks in the city.

The Duomo Milan is easily accessible by both road and metro. You can reach the cathedral by car, taxi, or public transportation, with several metro stations located nearby. If you are travelling by car, be aware that parking in the city centre can be difficult, so it is recommended to take public transportation or book a private tour that includes transportation.

Duomo Milan boasts several unique and awe-inspiring features that make it well worth visiting. Visitors can explore the accessible terraces for up-close views of the cathedral’s intricate architecture, including its towering ceilings and long, vertical pillars. Additionally, the cathedral offers a stunning blend of architectural styles, incorporating elements of both French Gothic and Italian Renaissance design.

To make your visit to Duomo Milan as convenient and comfortable as possible, several facilities are available. You can store your belongings in the free locker facilities, and there is also a shop where you can purchase souvenirs to take home. However, it’s worth noting that the cathedral does not have restrooms on the premises.

The cathedral is equipped with accessibility features to make it more accessible for visitors with disabilities. There are two ramps with handrails at the entrance, and an elevator that provides access to the first terrace. Additionally, wheelchairs are available free of charge, and audio and radio guides are available for those who need assistance.

Absolutely! Visitors are welcome to take photographs inside the cathedral, making it the perfect opportunity to capture memories of your visit.

Without a doubt! Duomo Milan is a breathtaking cathedral that offers a rich and diverse range of architectural features that make it a must-visit destination. From its towering spires and elaborate statues to its long vertical columns and blend of French Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles, Duomo Milan is truly a marvel to behold. Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable experience, a visit to Duomo Milan is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Visit the Rooftop Terraces of Milan Cathedral by Stairs or Lift Pass Tickets

Published on February 23, 2024

by Henk Bekker

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Buy tickets to visit the rooftop terraces of Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) in advance and online — climb an easy 250 stairs (or take a short elevator ride) for close-up views of the numerous gargoyles, sculptures, and Gothic spires. Dress for the weather.

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Italy has many fine cathedrals and churches worth seeing but the opportunity to easily reach the rooftop makes Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) particularly interesting to visit. Going up to the roof and terraces gives visitors a rare close-up view of many of the statues, pinnacles, spires, gargoyles, and flying buttresses that adorn the largest Gothic building in Italy. Buy skip-the-line tickets to access the roof only by stairs (or elevator) or as combination tickets with the interior of the church and the Duomo museum (stairs pass or lift pass). Guided tours are available and sometimes hardly more expensive than fast-track tickets.

Visit the Rooftop Terraces of Milan Cathedral

Western facade of Milan Cathedral -- White marble gothic at its best, even if only done in the 19th century

Climbing up to the roof of Milan Cathedral is one of the major attractions of visiting the largest Gothic church in Italy. It is around 250 stairs to the roof (or pay extra to use the elevator) for views and an experience that will be remembered long after the interior is forgotten or confused with that of another church.

Milan Cathedral is adorned by around 2300 sculptures (with a further thousand inside the church). Visiting the roof allows visitors to get closer to many statues, the 135 pinnacles, 96 gargoyles, the flying buttresses, and many further architectural details that cannot be appreciated from ground level. (Oscar Wilde already complained in 1875 that the art was too high up to be seen from the piazza.)

Using the Stairs or Elevator (Lift) to Milan Cathedral Rooftop?

Tickets for the rooftop of Milan Cathedral gives access via either the stairs or elevators / lifts.

Whether to use the stairs or elevator to the rooftop of Milan Cathedral depends on the need to save money and the level of fitness. The stairs are around €6 cheaper and other than there being around 250 of them, there is no real challenge to use the stairs. The staircases are not claustrophobic and use a one-way system. It takes only a few minutes — often far quicker than elevator users queue while waiting for the lift.

Escher Painting Milan Cathedral Roof Terraces

It is important to have a ticket before getting into the security queues — buy online or at the ticket shop to the south of the cathedral.

The elevator is fast and on especially warm days less sweat-inducing (but it will still be very warm on the roof). Currently, most visitors are expected to use the stairs to descend but even when normal service is resumed, many find using the stairs to go down faster than queuing for the lift. 

Visitors emerged from the staircase and the elevator at the terrace level of the transept. From here, all have to use stairs to reach the higher levels but this is as simple as walking on a promenade in a park. Only visitors with restricted mobility would not be able to ascend higher (and may of course always use the lift rather than stairs on the way down). 

On the Rooftop Terraces of the Duomo di Milano

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II seen from the duomo roof

Once on the roof area, visitors are free to roam and enjoy the forest of pinnacles, flying buttresses, and other Gothic detailing. In contrast to the Duomo in Florence where a major attraction is to climb to the top of the cupola , or Siena cathedral where visitors see mostly the terraces and church interior from high up, it is possible to actually walk on the roof of the nave of Milan Cathedral. (A similar experience is possible at the equally impressive Seville Cathedral in Spain.) 

The roof of the nave is far flatter than could be expected from the high, pointed western facade, which was only added in the early 19th century on instructions by Napoleon. (Assuming that the French would pay for it was an expensive miscalculation.) It is easy to go up to the peak of the roof or simply enjoy the views from the terraces.

The highest spire of the church is topped by a gilded statue of the Madonna (known as La Madonnina) — it was added in 1774 with her head at 108.5 m (354 ft) the official height of the church. The roof itself is around half that height.

Views from the Roof of the Duomo

Velasca Tower Seen From Milan Cathedral

The views of Milan from the roof are magnificent with the Alps visible on a clear day. No information is supplied on the roof of the sights or what could be seen making a guided tour a good option. 

If traveling solo, eavesdrop a bit on the guides to find the sculpture of Mussolini and the boxers at the back of the western facade. The final details of the church were only completed in 1965 and maintenance work continues permanently.

The imposing Velasca Tower — a mid-20th-century office building resembling a medieval guard tower on steroids — dominates the view to the south. Towards the west is the Castello Sforzesco and immediately to the north is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II — Italy’s oldest shopping mall where posh brands such a Prada and Tiffany rub shoulders with expensive cafes and fast food outlets such as Burger King. (There is no need to be sniffy, the nearby McDonald’s makes surprisingly good cappuccino at a fraction of the price of the outdoor cafes while still giving stunning views of the Duomo.) 

Further from the center are more modern skyscrapers including the UniCredit Tower — at 231 meters (758 ft), it is the tallest building in Italy (if its spike is included). Milan is very much the business and financial center of Italy.

Visitors’ Information and Tickets for the Rooftop of Milan Cathedral

Tickets for lift entrance to the rooftop of Milan Cathedral is usually for the elevator on the northern side of the Duomo di Milano.

Opening hours for the rooftop of Milan Cathedral are daily from 9:00 to 19:00 — final ascent at around 18:00. 

Milan Modern Skyline from Duomo Roof

Online time-slot reservation tickets are now the norm but tickets may still be bought from the ticket office to the south of the cathedral if any are still available for the day.

Tickets are available for rooftop access only (via stairs or using the lift) or as a combination Duomo Pass including the inside of the cathedral and the Duomo Museum — again as Stairs Pass or Lift Pass. Guided tours give skip-the-line access at busy times and normally use the elevator. Fast track passes for using the south elevator are sometimes sold in the high season but some guided tours giving similar benefits are hardly more expensive.

Forest of Spires on Milan Cathedral Roof

The rooftop access doors are well signposted with the stairs entrance at the northern side where the transept and nave met, while the elevators are at the meeting of the transept and apse (choir). Individuals often use the north elevator and tour groups (and fast-track passes) the south but it depends on maintenance. Signposting to the various entrances is very clear.

The roof is of course totally exposed to the elements so dress according to the weather. On sunny summer days, the heat is very intense and shade is very limited for much of the day. When it rains, it’s wet — the roof has no additional roof.

→ See Visiting Milan Cathedral for more on the Duomo complex and Buying Tickets for Da Vinci’s Last Supper on how to secure (preferably cheap) tickets to see the most famous artwork in Milan. 

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About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance travel writer with over 20 years of experience writing online. He is particularly interested in history, art, and culture. He has lived most of his adult life in Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. In addition to European-Traveler.com , he also owns a travel website on the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland and maintains statistical websites on car sales and classic car auction prices . Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Development Finance from the University of London.

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Duomo Milan: Magnificent gothic cathedral of Milan

The impressive Duomo Milan is a Gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy dating back to the 14th century. It boasts 135 spires and 3400 statues, setting out a trend for high Gothic architecture in mainland Italy. The church embodies bits of different schools of architecture from French Gothic to Renaissance. The expansive interior is capable of 40,000 visitors. Explore this historic marvel and the cathedral with our curated ticket options, including visitor tips, a planning guide, highlights, timings, and more.

Why visit Duomo Milan?

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  • Spiritual influences: Feel the sacred atmosphere with colorful stained-glass windows depicting stories from the Bible.
  • Picturesque rooftop views: You can climb to the Cathedral’s rooftop for gorgeous views, a unique vantage point to appreciate the cityscape.
  • Intriguing interiors: Awe at the grand towering marble columns, statues like the Apostle Bartholomew and more. The complex detailing inside hint at the stories within the cathedral's walls.
  • Central location: The cathedral is in the literal center of Milan, with all roads branching out from the cathedral. 
  • Fascinating architecture: The cathedral is a fusion of International Gothic architecture with traditional Lombard architecture, boasting craftsmanship that's stood the test of time.
  • Rich heritage : Learn about the cathedral's deep ties to Milan's past, reflecting its cultural significance and integral role in the city's religious traditions.

Things to know before buying Duomo Milan tickets

  • Consider booking tickets online in advance. This not only saves time but also ensures availability, especially during peak tourist seasons when lines can be unbearably long.
  • In case of limited ticket availability, explore guided tour alternatives that might offer access to specific areas you wish to see.
  • Check the weather forecast before planning your visit, especially if you plan to access the terraces so as to enjoy the best views of the cathedral and skyline.
  • Plan your visit during November for the 'Quadroni,' two series of paintings illuminating the cathedral's nave, showcasing the life and miracles of Saint Charles Borromeo. Don't miss this limited-time artistic spectacle, adding a unique dimension to your visit.
  • If you're in Milan for an extended period, consider combining your Duomo visit with nearby attractions like Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Opera House, or Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Combo tickets can be easy on pocket and streamline your Milan expedition.
  • Children up to 6 years, individuals with disabilities and helper, uniformed military personnel, and tour guides in duty. Reduced tickets offer for children between 6-12 years, religious groups and schools.
  • Within the Christian Prayer Area, there are specific times allocated for personal prayer for the Cathedral and Crypt of St. Charles. Worshippers are granted access to designated areas and have the option to acquire a pass for particular sections.
  • If you seek a cultural and historical experience at Duomo Milan consider getting a Duomo Pass. It grants one admission within 72 hours with access to Cathedral, Duomo Museum, San Gottardo Church, and Archaeological Area.

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If you're short on time

Go for : Full access tickets Duration : Flexible Guided access : No

  • Ideal for time-sensitive visitors, offering access to the cathedral, museum, and rooftops, including all the iconic highlights in one ticket.
  • Enjoy priority access and flexible exploration, wandering through the cathedral's interiors, museum's exhibits, and rooftops at your own pace.

Recommended tickets: Duomo Milan Cathedral, Museum and Rooftop Access Tickets Fast Track Tickets to Duomo Cathedral and Access to Rooftop & Terraces

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If you're on a budget

Go for : Standard entry ticket Duration : Flexible Guided access : No

  • Perfect for economy travelers wanting rooftop access with spectacular views, enjoy the most beloved part of the attraction.
  • A budget-friendly choice allowing access to the cathedral's main area without additional expenses.

Recommended tickets : Milan Duomo: Rooftop Access Ticket Tickets to Milan Duomo Cathedral For exploring beyond: Milan Duomo: Culture Pass Tickets

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If you're looking to explore in-depth

Go for: Guided tour Duration : 1.5 - 2 hours. Guided access : Yes

  • Suited for those seeking a detailed experience with skip-the-line access, a guided tour of the cathedral and rooftops.
  • Bonus- Multilingual guides and a self-guided exploration of the museum and Church of St. Gottardo.

Recommended tours: Milan Duomo Pass (Cathedral and Rooftop) with Audio Guide Fast-Track Duomo Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Duomo Milan Highlights

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The Organ Of The Duomo

The organ of the Duomo has a whopping 15,800 pipes with the highest over 9 meters and the smallest, just a few centimeters. The organ was built by Mascioni of Cuvio  and Tamburini of Crema in 1938 and restored and relocated in 1986. The organ is the largest in Italy and the second largest in Europe.

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The Madonnina

The Madonnina is located on the highest spire of the Duomo and represents the soul of Milan. The statue was commissioned in 1762 by Francesco Croce- the architect of Veneranda Fabrica (the organization responsible for building the cathedral). During the 2nd World war, the statue was covered in gray-green cloth to prevent it from becoming an easy target for enemy bombers.

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Statue of St. Bartholomew

The statue of St. Bartholomew is known for its remarkable anatomical details. St. Bartholomew was one of the apostles of Jesus, sent out to preach the word of Jesus. The statute was made in 1562 by Marco d’Agrate- a Lombard sculptor. The statue is known for its explicit details of the bones, nerves and tense muscle fibers.

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The Doors of Milan Duomo

According to the records, the construction of the doors of Duomo began in 1582. The tympanum of the central door has relief depicting the creation of eve. The entire sculpture is made from Carrara marble. The side doors are in honor of the heroines from the Bible. The main door itself was finished in 1906, made with neo-Gothic measurements.

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Duomo Milan’s Rooftops

If you go to the rooftops of the cathedral, you’ll be able to appreciate the marble profile of the structure that you’d otherwise miss. Duomo being the only Gothic cathedral with accessible terraces, allows a close-up look at its spires, gargoyles, sculptures, and arches. The terraces also boasts a stellar Milan's skyline view.

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The Central Nave of Milan Duomo

The sheer size of the nave with gigantic vertical pillars can amuse you. The central nave is 149 feet high and 63 feet wide. The pillars here are 8 feet in diameter and are up to 78 feet high. The pillars are decorated with intricately carved capitals and statues. The floor of the nave is entirely marble.

Plan your visit to Duomo Milan

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Duomo : 8 AM to 7 PM Duomo Terraces : 9 AM to 7 PM Last admission : 6:10 PM

The mass at Duomo Cathedral is conducted at Feriale Chapel as follows:

Monday to Friday : 11 AM, and 5:30 PM. Saturday : 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday : 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Duomo di Milano is early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds and enjoy a quieter experience. Consider visiting during off-peak seasons, such as late fall or winter, to experience fewer tourists and shorter queues.

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Address: P.za del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy. Find on Maps.

  • By Metro: Metro routes M1 or M3 to reach Montenapoleone station. Nearest stop: Montenapoleone station, 11-min away
  • By Bus: Bus numbers 57, 58, 60, 73, or 79. Nearest stop : Diaz, 3-min away
  • By Car: 49 km ( 1 hour ) from Malpensa airport; 7 km ( 25 min ) from Milan Linate airport. Parking: Finding parking near the cathedral can be tough. Nearest parking are Central Parking Srl (17 minutes away) and Posteggio (14 minutes away)

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There are three entrances to Duomo Milan, which are as follows:

  • Main Entrances: There are three main entrances to the cathedral located on the left and right side of the huge bronze door when you face the cathedral. The left entrance is for regular entry, while the doors on the right side are for online reservations and skip-the-line tickets .
  • Side Doors to Cathedral: The side doors of the cathedral, which are located on the Martini/Arcivescovado side and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II side, are dedicated to people who come for worship and other religious occasions.
  • Elevator Entrance: The elevator entrance is used by visitors who wish to explore the rooftop and are short of time to take the stairs to access the terrace.

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  • You cannot bring metal or glass objects, luggage, large bags or helmets inside the premises. 
  • You are not allowed to bring any signs or symbols related to political or ideological movements. 
  • There’s a mandatory security check at the entrance.
  • Since it is a religious institution, dress code needs to be followed. Bare-backed or low-cut clothing is prohibited. Shorts, mini-skirts and hats are banned. 

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The following facilities are available at Duomo Milan:

  • Information Desks
  • Audio guides
  • Accessibility services
  • Security measures

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  • If visitors need to to use a wheelchair, there are ramps with handrails available at the entrance.
  • For visitors needing help visiting the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, there is a lift available at request at the ticket office.
  • Wheelchairs are allowed on the first terrace. This can be accessed through the Southern elevator.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge to visitors who produce an identity card.
  • Free audio guides and radio guides are available to help visitors explore.
  • Disabled-friendly washrooms are present on site.

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  • If climbing to the rooftop, opt for early morning or late afternoon for the best lighting and fewer people. If you're up to it, take the 200-step stairs for a more immersive experience.
  • Capture the beauty of the Duomo but be mindful of flash photography restrictions inside the cathedral.
  • Explore nooks within the cathedral to savor its beauty away from the crowds. Then, wander through Piazza del Duomo for lively street performances and nearby attractions.
  • Exploring the entire Duomo, including the cathedral, museum, and rooftop, might take several hours. Allocate enough time to fully appreciate each section.
  • Maintain a respectful attitude and low voice inside the cathedral, respecting it as a place of worship and reflection for many.
  • Obicà Mozzarella Bar : Savor delightful cuisine at Obicà Mozzarella Bar near Duomo di Milano, 300 m away. Opt for the rooftop for a stunning view of the cathedral.
  • Maio Restaurant: Indulge in modern Italian cuisine at Maio Restaurant, 300 m away, featuring a glass-enclosed room, a champagne bar, and a terrace with stunning Duomo views.
  • Be Steak : Indulge in the trendy vibe at Be Steak, 290 m away, a stylish steakhouse with counter seating. Enjoy premium burgers, flavorful beef plates, and a selection of beer and wine. Perfect for those seeking a modern and delightful dining experience.
  • Giacomo Arengario: Dig into fresh meat and Milanese dishes in an art deco-style space with a terrace offering charming piazza views. Giacomo Arengario, 91 m away, is the perfect spot for those who appreciate bistro-style cuisine in a stylish setting.

Beyond Duomo Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Adjacent to the Duomo, this historic shopping arcade boasts luxury boutiques and cafes under a stunning glass dome.

Sforza Castle

Sforza Castle

A short distance away, this imposing fortress-turned-museum houses Renaissance art, including Michelangelo's unfinished masterpiece, the Pietà Rondanini.

La Scala Opera House

La Scala Opera House

Located nearby, this iconic opera house offers guided tours showcasing its opulent interiors and significant musical history.

Frequently asked questions about Duomo Milan tickets

The cost of Duomo Milan tickets depends on particular type of ticket. It could be a standard admission ticket to the cathedral or a comprehensive skip-the-line ticket including rooftop, museum, and cathedral access, or even better, a guided tour. Prices typically start from €11.

You can buy Duomo Milan tickets at the site or online. Book your entry in advance to bypass queues and ensure a seamless visit to this iconic attraction. Online booking grants you quick access and the flexibility to plan your visit efficiently.

Booking Duomo Milan tickets online presents several advantages for a hassle-free experience. Enjoy guaranteed entry and the convenience of avoiding long queues by securing your spot in advance. Online bookings offer flexibility, enabling you to choose from various ticket options. Additionally, this method often provides reliable customer service for any inquiries or assistance needed during your visit.

The availability of discounts for Duomo Milan tickets can vary based on certain criteria such as age, affiliations, or specific promotions. It's advisable to check the authorized ticketing platforms for any available discounts, as they might offer reduced rates for specific groups like children, students, seniors, or certain memberships.

Duomo Milan is a Cathedral in central Milan. Its construction began in the 14th century and was completed in the middle of the 20th century.

Certainly! Skip-the-line tickets for Duomo Milan enable faster access, bypassing regular entrance queues. They can be purchased through the official website or authorized ticketing platforms for a smoother and more efficient visit.

To access the Milan Cathedral, rooftop, and museum, you can purchase tickets either online or at the entrance. Upon arrival, present your ticket for entry. For the rooftop, choose between stairway or lift access. The museum and cathedral are easily accessible from the main entrance.

Duomo Milan has accessible terraces allowing you to take a look at the exterior of the monument from up close. The cathedral also has high ceilings and long vertical pillars.

You can reach Duomo Milan via metro (routes M1 or M3) and bus (numbers 57, 58, 60, 73, or 79).

The opening hours for Duomo Milan are from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. Please note that the last ticket is typically sold at 6:00 PM, with the final admission allowed at 6:10 PM.

Locker facilities are available for free. At the Duomo shop, you can take home souvenirs. However, the cathedral does not have restrooms in the premises.

There are 2 ramps with handrails at the entrance. The first terrace can be accessed by an elevator. There is also an elevator that can take you to the Baptistry of San Giovanni alle Fonti. Wheelchairs are available free of charge. Audio and radio guides are also available.

Yes, photography allowed inside Duomo Milan.

Yes, Duomo Milan is worth visiting for its architecture. It has a blend of everything from French Gothic to Italian Renaissance architecture. It has large vertical columns, spires, and statues.

The duration of a tour at Duomo Milan can vary based on individual preferences. A typical visit to explore the cathedral, rooftop, and museum may take approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, the time spent can be adjusted according to your pace, interests, and the areas you wish to explore in detail.

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Duomo Milan Guided Tours

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Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Duomo: Milan in a Half Day Tour

Combine milan’s top attractions with a walking tour to see brera, sforza castle and the galleria.

Looking for a tour that shows you Milan’s famous sites in just a few hours? Want to make sure you don’t miss out on Last Supper tickets, which sell out months in advance? This city tour has you covered with guaranteed tickets to da Vinci’s masterpiece, as well as skip-the-line entry to the incredible Duomo cathedral, plus a walking tour around the ultra-trendy Brera district and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. See the best of Milan in just half a day with a knowledgeable, local guide.

Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Duomo: Milan in a Half Day Tour

  • Meet your guide outside Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie convent
  • Last Supper
  • Sforza Castle
  • Brera neighborhood
  • La Scala Opera House
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Milan Duomo
  • Central Nave
  • End your tour on Piazza Duomo

After meeting your local guide and small group in Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, it’s time see Milan’s most famous highlights. With guaranteed skip-the-line tickets to both the Last Supper and the Duomo, your guide will tell you stories and insights that bring these iconic pieces of Milan’s history to life. In between attractions, you’ll also take a tour of the stylish Brera district and see high fashion at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II mall.

Last Supper and Duomo Walking Tour Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

Skip-the-line tickets to the Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie

Skip-the-line tickets to the Duomo cathedral

Expertly-guided tour of both the cathedral and the Last Supper

Walking tour of Milan including the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Brera Neighborhood

Engaging English-speaking guide

Maximum group size of 15

The Last Supper

What's unique about da Vinci's famous mural is that it's not hanging in some famous museum filled with other masterpieces, but it's painted directly onto the wall in the unassuming Santa Maria delle Grazie church. It's a solemn and private space for a sacred painting. This makes the experience even more memorable and exclusive since only a small number of tourists have access each day, which is essential for preserving this fragile art.

The next-best benefit—aside from the painting itself—is that your expert guide can point out the most important parts of the masterpiece and tell of the folklore, myths, secrets, and facts that surround Last Supper . This is important, since time in front of the painting is limited to 15 minutes per group, with less than 30 people allowed in the room at any one time. A few helpful pointers will make sure you don't miss a thing about one of the world's most famous artworks.

* Please make sure to provide your full names and birthdates upon booking and bring a legal identification, otherwise security will not grant you access.

Walking Tour of Milan

Upon leaving the Santa Maria delle Grazie, you'll head towards the city center with your guide to see one of the world’s most historic and opulent malls: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You'll be starry-eyed here as you see the famous shops of Gucci, Versace, Prada, and many more household names in a building that feels more like a baroque palace than a mall. Welcome to the fashion heartland of Milan!

After exploring the mall and strolling past beautiful Sforza Castle and La Scala opera house, your guide will lead you through the small but historic Brera district and the courtyard of the Brera Gallery. Known as the city's artistic and cultural center—with an upmarket yet bohemian feel—this is also home to many of Milan's most famous residents. Learn their secrets from your guide!

Milan’s Duomo

The world-famous Duomo in Milan is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and the largest in Italy. There's a lot to see here, so you can skip the line and spend your time looking around instead of waiting around. Milan’s cathedral is filled with historic artworks, incredible architectural features, and ancient crypts, as well as a fascinating archaeological area to explore. Follow along with your guide who'll keep you enthralled with the 600-year history of its construction, troubles, and the historic figures who once walked the cathedral's corridors.

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Joseph, our guide, was funny, personable, and a wealth of information. I appreciated the ability to skip the line and go directly in to see the Last Supper. Walking tour was a good one -- at the right pace and covered a lot of Milan's highlights. A great way to get an overview of the city. Definitely recommend the tour and Joseph.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered while inside the church, and bring photo ID when you arrive. We'll need you name and birthdate upon booking, and if it doesn't match your ID then the guards will refuse you entry to see The Last Supper.

Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered while inside the church, and bring photo ID when you arrive. We'll need you name and birthdate upon booking, and if it doesn't match your ID then the guards will refuse you entry to see The Last Supper.

Can I take pictures of the Last Supper?

You are allowed to take photographs of the painting, but no flash photography or videos are allowed.

Where does this tour end?

You'll finish your tour at the Duomo, where your guide can offer lots of recommendations for other things to see and do in this beautiful city.

What am I NOT allowed to bring?

Please do not bring large bags or backpacks as they will have to be checked at the Santa Maria della Grazie church. No food or drink can be consumed once you enter the church or museum.

What if I'm concerned about my mobility?

While this isn't a particularly strenuous tour, you will be on your feet for most of the 3 hours. If you have concerns, check out our Milan private city tour which can be more easily tailored to your needs. You can also consider our standalone Skip-the-line Last Supper Tour , if you prefer.

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The hidden terraces of Duomo Florence

The Duomo Florence hidden terraces, opened to the public since 1985, are elevated balconies situated around 32 meters above ground level. Providing intimate views of the Cathedral's architectural details, rose windows, and marble cladding, these terraces also offer panoramic views of the city center, hills, and landmarks like Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower. Once utilized by maintenance workers, the terraces showcase historical artifacts from Brunelleschi's construction workshop. Access requires a guide, and reservations are available for those with mobility challenges.

Duomo rooftop | Quick facts

Duomo rooftop

  • Location: Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Italy
  • Height: 32 meters (105 ft)
  • Access: Exclusive tours or ticketed entry
  • Features: Closed to the public, opened only for special tours
  • Highlights: Breathtaking panoramic views of Florence
  • Architect: Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Notable elements: Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescoes, Bandinelli’s marble choir
  • Construction: Completed in the 15th century, 140 years to complete, initiated in 1296

Why visit the Duomo rooftop?

visit the Florence Duomo rooftop

  • Incredible views : If you think Florence is beautiful, wait till you catch the incredible views of Florence's skyline and its legendary landmarks from the top.
  • Exclusive access : Sneak into the usually off-limits terraces for a secret rendezvous with the city– you won't know the fun until you try it!
  • Groundbreaking architecture : Get the chance to closely observe the genius of Brunelleschi's self-standing Dome, a game-changer in the history of engineering and architecture.
  • A private skywalk : Float amid ancient rooftops, towers, with the impressive Dome towering just meters above – a unique and unforgettable experience!

Duomo rooftop highlights

FLorence Duomo Dome exterior - Brunelleschi's Dome

The Dome is the main character of the Cathedral rooftop. This pioneering engineering feat, the first octagonal dome without a wooden frame, features an innovative double-shell design. With an inner shell for support and an outer shell for aesthetics and weather protection, a visit to the rooftop offers an intimate encounter with this iconic dome, turning the ascent into a visual journey through Brunelleschi's groundbreaking achievement.

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Enjoy panoramic views

As you ascend, the sweeping views of Florence's beautiful cityscape come to life. Admire the Cathedral's dome, terracotta rooftops, and rolling hills. The rooftop's unique vantage point allows you to freeze Florence's charm in vivid detail—every silhouette, play of sunlight, and vibrant hue. It's a front-row seat to Florence's fascinating story, etching its beauty in your memory and your photobook, forever!


Exclusive circular room

Conclude your guided tour in an exclusive circular room, accessible only with a private tour. Located within the Duomo, this intimate space boasts a unique collection of ancient statues that once decorated Cathedral's facade. Witness skilled restorers at work, with tools bearing stucco traces and learn about the meticulous restoration process. It's an intimate encounter with art, history, and craftsmanship, offering a close view of the Duomo's cultural legacy.

Northern terrace skywalk

Northern terrace skywalk

The thrilling Northern Terrace Skywalk is an adventure that takes you through narrow, open-air corridors that have been off-limits to the public for centuries. Emerging onto the Northern Terrace, the city unfolds below, revealing panoramic views of Piazza del Duomo and Florence's iconic skyline. It's not just a walk; it's a journey through time, offering a perspective reserved for a fortunate few.

Accessibility at Duomo Rooftop

Accessing the Terraces is contingent on guided tours, not independently. No lift is available, and the climb is not recommended for those with heart conditions, dizziness, or claustrophobia. Bulky bags are not allowed. Gratuity for companions is subject to considerations, and online purchases are encouraged for paying visitors.

Frequently asked questions about Florence's Duomo rooftop

Fortunately or unfortunately, the Duomo rooftop is accessible only through exclusive guided tours. Independent access is not available, ensuring a structured and informative experience for visitors.

The Duomo rooftop in Florence is like stepping into a postcard! Navigate the hidden Northern terrace through an intriguing skywalk, unveiling narrow, open-air corridors with centuries of history . You've got this sweeping views of historic landmarks, terracotta rooftops, and the rolling hills. It's not just a rooftop; it's like Florence showing off its best angles.

No, there are no elevators available for accessing the Duomo rooftop. Visitors must climb approximately 463 steps to reach the top.

Individuals with heart conditions or claustrophobia should consult their healthcare provider before climbing to the Duomo Rooftop in Florence. The ascent involves narrow and open-air corridors, numerous steps, and no elevator. Visitors with such conditions should be cautious and consider alternative experiences.

Visitors are not allowed to carry bulky backpacks or bags to the Duomo Rooftop. As an alternative, it is recommended to travel light with smaller bags or purses. Additionally, there are facilities available where visitors can store larger backpacks or belongings securely before proceeding to the rooftop tour. This ensures a comfortable and unrestricted experience during the visi

Yes, it is possible to purchase Duomo Rooftop tours and tickets online. Booking tickets online offers several benefits, including the ability to choose your preferred date and time, skip the line at the ticket counter, and sometimes access discounted prices. Online reservations also provide the convenience of securing your spot in advance, ensuring a smoother and more efficient entry to the Duomo Rooftop experience.

The roof of the Duomo in Florence, officially known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore , was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi, an Italian architect and engineer, completed the construction of the massive dome in 1436, employing innovative architectural techniques that contributed to its structural stability and iconic design.

The Northern Terrace Skywalk is a unique feature of the VIP tour , offering an exclusive and captivating experience. As part of the tour, you not only get access to the iconic dome and explore the interior of the Florence Cathedral , but you also have the opportunity to visit the Secret Terrace. This 140-meter long balcony provides unparalleled views of the city, allowing you to gaze down into the Cathedral. The tour encompasses a comprehensive exploration of the Cathedral, from Bandinelli's marble choir to Uccello's clock, providing an exclusive treatment that goes beyond the standard offerings.

While there is no specific dress code for the Duomo rooftop itself, visitors are mandated to dress modestly when exploring the Cathedral and its surroundings. It's recommended to cover shoulders and knees, particularly when entering religious sites like the Florence Cathedral. Additionally, comfortable walking shoes are advisable, as the tour involves navigating through narrow and open-air corridors. While there may not be a specific dress code for the rooftop, respecting general modesty guidelines is recommended.

Access to the Duomo Rooftop is typically organized through guided tours or specific time slots to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors. Visitors cannot enter independently at any time. The terraces are usually accessed with a companion or guide, and the visit follows scheduled time slots.

There are no specific age restrictions for accessing the Duomo Rooftop. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the experience. However, it's important to consider the physical demands of climbing stairs, as there is no lift available. Bonus tip: One should assess their own fitness level and comfort with stairs before deciding to join the rooftop tour.

The cancellation policy for Duomo Rooftop tickets allows you to cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins, and in such cases, you are eligible for a full refund.

The guided tour of the Duomo Rooftop typically lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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