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 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
Earphones (used if there are more than 6 pax on tour)
Entry/Admission - Duomo di Milano
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Piazza Duomo, central Milan
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Meet your guide at the dramatic front of the Milan Duomo, the city’s most iconic landmark. Enjoy views of the spires and expanses of white marble as you contemplate the size of the enormous cathedral. After receiving your headphones, 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. Descend the steps and elevator to return to the pavement below, and your tour ends where it began outside the Duomo.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please wear comfortable shoes, preferably with a rubber sole
During hot days it is recommended to wear a sun hat
The elevator has a maximum capacity of 7 people, so you may encounter a wait to get to the roof
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our guide Flavia met us as planned and expertly conducted our tour. The tour exceeded our expectations and made our first tour amazing! We loved the views and learning about the history of the Duomo Cathedral.
Serena was charming and very knowledgeable. She pointed out details that were easily overlooked and were her personal favorites, which made it even more interesting. Although the day was very hot, it was definitely worth the hour climbing
Quick tour of the outside and roof of the Duomo. Our guide was very good. She provided lots of details and information about the building and the people who were responsible for building it. Note that the tour does not include a ticket to go inside the cathedral itself.
Amazing tour - there's so many intricate details on the duomo which you wouldn't notice without a guide. The guide spoke really good English and made the experience really enjoyable. It was great to be able to use the skip the line queue to get up to the top in a lift as supposed to using the stairs.