Duomo Cathedral and its Rooftops

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€ 60.00 - 2 hrs



Tour Details

Live a memorable experience walking through the naves of the DUOMO CATHEDRAL, one of the largest churches in the world and the true symbol of the city of Milan, together with the chance to climb up to ITS ROOFTOPS and enjoy a fantastic panoramic view over Milan, and beyond, to the distant “ring” of Alps surrounding the city. Enjoy an amazing and unique (there are no other churches in the world offering this opportunity) experience walking on the rooftops of the majestic Duomo Cathedral, after having visited its inside: it’s definitely worth the Tour!

Statues (more than any other Cathedral in the world), spires and gargoyles
Colourful stained glass windows, monumental altars and tombs
Holy relics and enthralling rituals
The possibility to “touch and enter inside” the Gothic style of the Duomo
An exciting breath taking skyline of Milan
A unique experience: walk on the roof of the church
A stunning atmosphere.

What you can expect

The Tour will start in front of the main central door of the Cathedral, where you will meet our licensed English speaking Tour Guide who will give you an entertaining introduction to the monument. Then, you will enter inside the Duomo and, while walking through the main nave, you will be introduced not just to the history of the church, but also to the history of the city and of Europe, to the artistic and architectural features of the building, to its countless paintings, statues and stained glass windows, but also to its many secrets and legends, its pagan elements, and to the many hidden secrets that the place still hides! The second part of the Tour will take you at the elevator’s entrance, so you could head up the steepest part of the Cathedral’s stairs to reach the first terrace, saving you from 200 strenuous steps! The roof consists of a system of sloping and accessible terraces, with connecting walkways and stairs. This lets you reach and almost touch all the flying buttresses, crockets, spires and statues. Walking through them you will see the breath taking skyline of Milan, and your Guide will explain you all the building that you could admire from the top (the dome of the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the San Siro Stadium, the Martini’s Terrace, the new modern district of Milan,…), witnessing the life of the city in constant movement and evolution.


Legally licensed English speaking Tour Guide
Smaller groups: interact with your own Guide
No queues: skip-the-line and access guaranteed to the terraces
Confortable and fast elevator for the most steep stretch to the top
Audio headsets provided (if you are more than 5 people)
What to do in Milan: tips and suggestions for your stay in the city
No bad surprises: the price is “all inclusive”.

Dress code: Shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the Cathedral; during the hot days wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun on the roof; the staircase to reach the highest terrace is particularly narrow and with smooth marble: use confortable shoes, preferably with rubber sole.
Walking tour.
The rooftops are not accessible to people with disabilities.
Prams & strollers are not allowed on the rooftops.
On the terraces there are neither toilet facilities, nor coffee bars: bring water with you.
Food & Drinks are not included.
NB. In the rare case of excessive bad weather, the terrace may be closed for safety reasons: in this case the ticket will be refunded.

 Will you enjoy?
  • "“Super Führung, sehr engagierte, sehr fachkundige Führerin,” Tolle Reiseführerin, die ihre Begeisterung prima auf die Zuhörer übertragen konnte"

    Franziska – Remshalden, Germany - 2017-06-12

  • "Excellent tour of the interior and rooftop of this great cathedral. Our guide had a good sense of humour as she shared her knowledge of the church and history including intriguing back stories."

    Lesley O - 2017-05-23

  • "Very informative and well organised tour. The girl who led us was excellent and the Duomo itself was a building of magnificence. Found it impossible to imagine the millions of man-hours that must have gone into its construction. Give it a go!"

    Nick M - 2017-05-20

  • "“A enjoyable experience with a vivid detailed explanation.” It was an impressive experience to be at the rooftop of the cathedral! Thanks for the very kind guide lady, who gave us a vivid detailed explanation, I learned a lot of the spirit, culture stories behind the magnificent cathedral. Recommend to have a try if you don't want to queue. "

    GetYourGuide Customer - United Kingdom - 2017-04-06

  • "Loved the Duomo and the tour."

    Geraldine G B - 2017-03-18

  • "“Muy bien” Tido muy bien "

    Rafael – Spain - 2017-03-04

  • "This tour was perfect for our schedule which flew us into Milan at noon, giving us enough time to take the train into city center, check into our hotel, then make our way to the meeting place at 4pm. The cathedral dominates the square and is beautiful inside and out. Very special to be able to ascend to the rooftop for a view of the city at dusk."

    Linda F - 2017-02-23

  • "Absolutely amazing the lady guide she was just full of knowledge and was so accommodating. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone the roof top was the best bit. The tour was 3 hours long the skip part was even better. I learnt so much about the history in 3 hours I was very pleased."

    Zebunisa Din - 2017-02-22

  • "“A fantastic experience” In a rainy Milan, this guidance was an oasis. A very good guide ( he knew Greek well) helped us to discover the hidden triths of the Duomo. Fantastic view from the roof. We suggest this experience to everyone who will go to Milan."

    NIKOLAOS – Greece - 2016-11-21

  • "“Sehr informativ, kompetente Leitung” Donatella war eine liebenswürdige Führung, mit viel Herz und Begeisterung dabei, sehr bemüht, auf Kundenwünsche einzugehen, mehr Informationen könnte man in der Zeit nicht unterbringen, sehr empfehlenswert, es gab auch Informationen, die nicht 08/15 und man merkt den Unterschied, wenn eine Akademikerin führt, es war sehr kurzweilig "

    Iris – Berlin, Germany - 2016-11-15

  • "Worth every penny, a superb tour with an excellent tour guide, Chiara who was extremely knowledgeable and highly entertaining. We enjoyed every moment of this wonderful experience and thank Chiara so much for her quirky, professional and relaxed expertise. Breathtaking views on the rooftop visit although not for the fearful but so worth every effort. If you do only one tour this must be it"

    Julie C - 2016-10-25

  • "Our guide was knowledgeable and very personable. Her presentation was very entertaining. One of the best we have ever had. An amazing tour on the roof of the cathedral, but not for those with a fear of heights."

    Dick - 2016-10-25

  • "Excellent, our guide Chiara was great. Like a young italian Kelly Ripa. Great views from the rooftop."

    Timothy B - 2016-10-22

  • "This was a fantastic tour, after 4 weeks in Italy, and a few tours this was best by far, due our guides informative, fun and engaging manner. Great trip up the roof of the catherdral, spectacular views."

    Colin - 2016-10-19

  • "Excellent tour! Once in a lifetime experience to walk on the roof of the Duomo. Views were stunning! Wish we spent a bit more time inside the church, it was fascinating. Highly recommend."

    Amrit A - 2016-10-06

  • "My First Milan and this is a place YOU MUST VISIT for sure. If not? please don't visit Milan. Awesome place with WOW building structures, Art, Histories... etc... Don not miss this"

    RedBen - 2016-10-03

  • "Great tour. Perfect amount of information without overloading with a very knowledgable guide responding to all additional questions. Right way to sight- see Duomo allowing to understand how important Duomo is for Milan and allowing to see it to the fullest. Highly recommended!!"

    Agnieszka D - 2016-09-04

  • "Le guide a très bien fait son travail. Avec le coupe file on est rentré rapidement mais tout en anglais !!!"

    éric S - 2016-07-15

  • "Laura gave an outstanding tour! She was friendly, professional and knowledgeable! It was so great to have an expert sharing details about them Duomo to help us truly understand the significance and history of the artifacts, rather than just look around. The rooftop was spectacular and I highly recommend it!"

    Terri G - 2016-07-04

  • "Took the combined tour and enjoyed it immensely. Here's why: 1. The tours allow you to skip the line getting into the Cathedral/Duomo. Late in the day the line was quite long so this was a blessing. 2. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guides were great. I love being able to see everything on my own but the experience is enhanced when someone in the know points out things that I would miss or have to read in a tourbook. 3. The guides themselves were great but especially the tour for the" Read all

    Mbafsuno1 - 2016-06-03

  • "The tour was fabulous! It was the day before the UEFA Champions League final so you can imagine the lines. To have a group to be able to skip the line was worth the price of admission! Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of facts we never would have learned otherwise. The highlight was the rooftop though...I have been on lots of roofs but this was the most amazing I have ever experienced. The Duomo rooftop skip the line should never be missed even if you travel to Milan for 1/2 day!"

    Lauren M - 2016-05-27

  • "great tour guide. super informative and provided good insight of the Duomo. the view from the roof top was amazing."

    Dolores A - 2016-05-19