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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the top of the Milan Duomo with this guided evening tour. Ride an elevator most of the way to the rooftop of the cathedral, and then there are only 50 steps to climb to arrive at the very top. Learn about the Duomo’s history and architecture as you take in views across Milan and, on a clear day, well beyond the city.

Highlights

  • 1-hour evening tour of Milan Cathedral’s rooftop
  • Gain priority access to the Duomo, Milan’s most notable monument
  • Learn about the cathedral’s fascinating history and architecture from your guide
  • Enjoy wraparound views of Milan from the rooftop
  • Hear stories behind the church’s statues, spires and buttresses as you admire them up close

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What You Can Expect

Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo

Admire the spires of Milan's Cathedral up close

Meet your guide at the dramatic front of the Milan Duomo, the city’s most iconic landmark. Enjoy the views from below, with all those spires and expanses of white marble, as you contemplate the size of the enormous cathedral.

After receiving headphones so you won’t miss anything your guide says, listen to stories about the Duomo - including how it took almost 600 years to complete - and how it fits into the history of Milan. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is Italy’s largest cathedral, and one of the biggest in the world.

Make your way to the elevator entrance with your guide, avoiding waiting in the line thanks to your pre-booked ticket, and take the lift up to the first terrace of the cathedral roof. From there, walk around to the front of the Duomo - admiring spires up close - and ascend the last steps to reach the highest part of the rooftop. The golden Madonnina statue atop the highest spire is clearly visible from here, and - on a clear day - you may even see as far as the Italian Alps.

Depending on the season, your time on the Duomo’s roof terrace may include watching the sunset, or watching the lights of the city sparkle to life. Either way, it’s an unforgettable way to see this monument up close while seeing a romantic side of Milan.

Descend the steps and elevator to return to the pavement below, and your tour ends where it began outside the Duomo.

Customer Reviews

Mohamed A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice tour with a lot to see on top of the duomo .. highly recommended

Lionel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

serena was a exellent guide

Luc V Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Guide was on time and on the right place to start the tour in time. Perfect. The tour itself was very interesting since she pointed out some interesting details one can only see being on the rooftop. Unfortunately I forgot her name but I like to thank her via this rating. We were also lucky since we had a nice, sunny day for our visit of the rooftop. Thank you Viator..

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide was outstanding! She had a lot of knowledge about the Church. The weather was very nice. Great views of the city.

ZhenMing T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Valeriaour guide is Friendly , experienced and knowledgable . very passionate about her job . never fails to entertain and answer to our queries ! very lucky to have her to guide and tour us around . 100/100 ratings for us ! we were lucky to be tour by her TWICE ! D

John A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide was relaxed, knowledgable and enthusiastic ensuring our time was well spent going right up to the top with fantastic views over Milan. Well worth it

Holly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Lovely, unique way to see the Duomo, learn more about its history and see Milan from a different view. Highly recommend to go on a clear night so you get the best views. Fabio was a great guide!

Keenan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour, totally worth going on.

Pranav G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful and Must Do. The rooftop is better than inside church.

Dalton B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a very good tour. Please know that it is only of the rooftop and not the inside of the church. Understanding that, you will not be disappointed. Being winter time it was nearly dark when we started our tour at 5:00pm. Our guide met with us right in front of the church in front of the large center doors. She did have a 8.5x11 paper sign, but if you didn't know what you were looking for it would be easy to miss in the large space here.

We started around the cathedral and our guide gave us lots of information just while we were walking to where you go up in the elevator. She pointed out several things around the outside of the church and made it a very personal experience. Once we were on the rooftop it was the same. She pointed out the little things you might miss otherwise, but also explained with lots of detail different aspects of the building.

Our tour guide was one of the highlights of this trip. Her name was Chiera sp? - pronounced Kiera. She was very energetic and gave us lots of facts and information as we went. We also had her as our guide for the Last Supper/San Maurizio Church tour. If the other guides are as good as she is, then this is a certain win booking.

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