Milan’s Cathedral, or Duomo, is a much-loved symbol of the city. The most exuberant example of Northern Gothic in Italy, its spiky spires and towers dominate Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s beating heart.
The Duomo’s exterior is an upwardly thrusting collection of pinnacles, elongated statues and buttresses. The central spire is topped by a gilt statue of the Madonna, called the Madonnina.
Inside one of the world’s largest churches, it takes a few moments for your eyes to adjust to the candle-lit ambiance as you take in the cathedral’s nave, altars, aisles and stained-glass windows.
One of the highlights of a visit to the cathedral is the view from the roof – on a clear day you can see the Italian Alps. Take the steps if you’re fit (or the lift if you’re not) to peer over the city of Milan, surrounded by statues and spiky towers.
The Duomo is on pedestrianized Piazza del Duomo. The Duomo metro station is right in front of the cathedral.
Tours & Tickets
Guarantee your visit to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'. Reservations to see this legendary ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover Milan using three different tour routes! See all the main sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus and with up to 16 stops to choose from you can ... Read more
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours from the time of first use
Ride around Milan aboard an eye-catching vintage tram while enjoying a hop-on hop-off tour of the city! As you explore the city center by Milan’s vintage means ... Read more
Duration: 1 day (approx.)
Milan and Lake Como — the gems of northern Italy. Start with a sightseeing tour of Milan to see highlights like the Duomo, the La Scala opera house, the ... Read more