Wonderful and Must Do. The rooftop is better than inside church.
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.
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!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was informative, engaging and very knowledgable.
Excellent tour led by knowledgeable and friendly guide. We would thoroughly recommend it.
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.
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.
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.
MP United Kingdom
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 :-
Amazing,highly recommended our tour guide was bright, engaging and well informed and great sense of humour !,,
We had a great guide and it was fun to listen to his explanation of what you saw from the exterior of the Duomo.
Myra M United States of ...
Excellent time and beautiful views on the rooftop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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