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

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 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 July 2015

Beautiful tour and the guide was wonderful! As it was summertime, it was bright out the entire time and very sunny and hot, however, this did not make the tour any less enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an experience! You've seen the cathedrals from the inside, now experience the largest Duomo from the rooftop. You can take the stairs or the lift. There are still steps involved at the top to truly experience the architecture and view. Indescribable! Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The elevator ride is definitely worth the price of the tour - realize there are 50 steps to go to get to the top and it is an arduous climb but the view is great - can see all over Milan! You get closeup to the statues and carvings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was great providing much information as well as having a great sense of humor. He brought a great deal of positive energy and made this beautiful place even better

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a very informative and fun tour . When it says roof top that is exactly what you get! Valero told us many interesting facts and even showed us remains of the Facist Era. My only regret is the weather did not cooperate to see the Alps, but it did not rain on our parade over the top of Milan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great views and our guide Donatella was very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Donatello was an excellent tour quiide , she was on time , organized , very well informed , she made sure all of the participants were taken care of , she was great with my mother and aunt who are 88- and 78 . She answered all of our questions . The group was small which made it even better. It was a wonderful tour and my first with viator would recommend to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great views !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I expected this to be an interesting tour, but was wonderfully surprised by how incredibly cool it was! The rooftop of Milan's Duomo is a unique masterpiece, much like the inside. And to have this somewhat private tour to see it and learn about it was fantastic. We were part of a small group that went up with our tour guide. We had been provided audio devices so we didn't have to stay glued to our guide - but could wander away a little to look at things at our own pace. It was a magical evening. While our views may have been somewhat obscured by an incoming storm, it made the roof all the more eerie and our pictures were fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and fabulous tour guide,, very professional...

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