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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo

Bypass the queue with your prebooked ticket to the top of Milan's Duomo — Milan Cathedral — the city's most notable attraction and one of the world’s largest churches. Take the elevator up the steepest portion of the church, followed by just 50 steps to the rooftop, where you'll enjoy sweeping views of Milan and admire the cathedral's statues, spires and buttresses up close. Learn about the history and significance of this Gothic masterpiece from your guide along the way.


  • 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 entrance of Milan Cathedral, also known as the Duomo. The most exuberant example of Gothic architecture in Italy and the much-loved symbol of the city, Milan Cathedral’s spires, towers, buttresses and statues dominate Piazza del Duomo.

Reduce any waiting time with your prebooked ticket and enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of this Gothic masterpiece. Put on your audio earphones for easy and comfortable access to your live guide’s commentary about the history of the ancient city of Milan and its stunning Duomo, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete, and is the fifth-largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.

After an entertaining introduction, use the elevator to head up the steepest part of the cathedral to reach the first terrace, saving you 200 steps. Climb the last 50 steps to the highest terrace, and walk along the rooftop to admire the breathtaking skyline. Depending on the season, watch the sunset or see the lights come on in the city below. On a clear evening, you can even see the Italian Alps!

Admire the church’s marble sculptures, spires and flying buttresses, and learn about the secrets behind the many statues. After soaking up the views, walk back down the steps and take the elevator to the ground floor. Your tour concludes just outside the cathedral.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

donatella was a terrific guide and we loved the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The rooftop tour was an excellent experience. The knowledgeable guide made the tour very pleasant. The view from the roof was remarkable. We were fortunate to have a super clear afternoon when we could see the mountains clearly in the distance.

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour started at 5.15pm so not exactly a tour that allows you too see the sun setting not even sure the rooftop is open that late. Plus it must be noted that this tour is for the rooftop only and not for inside the Cathedral although once the tour is finished, if you still have the ticket, you can get entry inside for free time permitting.

You do have to queue for the rooftop even if you buy the tour which can be quite a wait. However the tour itself is highly recommended. Our tour guide, Donatella, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and certainly knew her stuff as well as offering information on most aspects of other places that could be viewed from the rooftop.

Once tour was over, we could stay for as long as we wanted.

You could simply queue and buy the ticket and take the tour yourself however there is so much information that you'd miss regarding various statues and other interesting parts of the building. Our tour guide certainly gave us more perspective when viewing this amazing building.

Thank you Donatella :-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing,highly recommended our tour guide was bright, engaging and well informed and great sense of humour !,,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great guide and it was fun to listen to his explanation of what you saw from the exterior of the Duomo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great guide good knowledge and sense of humour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

we missed the tour : but I am sure its amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best guide ever!!! Very funny with many interesting facts.

Myra M
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent time and beautiful views on the rooftop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We went on this tour and wow, a lot of details on this roof. The next day, we went inside the Duomo...we both liked the roof better than the inside.

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