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

Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo

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.


  • 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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well worth it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Oh my the cathedral is amazing and beautiful! So many intricate details and it was so interesting to listen to our guise. She gave us a lot of insights and advice on where to go and what to do as well. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good guide.
Funny, informative and allaround pleasant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was informative, engaging and very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour led by knowledgeable and friendly guide. We would thoroughly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

enjoyed this tour. although they do sell rooftop tours onsite, having a guide take you and give out information about the duomo is priceless. there's no way we would have seen or noticed everything that the tourguide pointed out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

seeing the Duomo from the top is a different experience altogether . it is especially surreal when done during the sunset hours. the spires reflecting the setting sun leaves you breathless. added to that the expert commentary by the viator staff it makes for a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

donatella was a terrific guide and we loved the tour.

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