Skip the Line: Milan Duomo Tour (1 Hour): After meeting your knowledgeable guide in front of the Duomo, Milan's immense and extravagant Gothic cathedral, learn about the history of the church, taking some time to study the facade of the sacred structure, including the statues and wicked gargoyles.
Head toward the entrance to the cathedral, going right past that long line and entering the building, thanks to the skip-the-line ticket. Stroll through the interior with your guide, learning about the overlooked nooks and corners of the building and hearing about some of the incredible artwork that's inside. Admire the 50 incredible stained glass windows, as well as, the sculptures and paintings.
Let your guide lead you down the marble stairway to the underground crypt. Here, finds the graves of St. Charles Borromeo, the archbishop of Milan in the 16th century.
After, come up to ground level again and exit the church. If you've chosen this tour on the weekend, take two hours of free time to see more of Milan on your own or tuck into a nice meal at a local restaurant. Or, if you've taken this on a weekday, commence the rooftop tour immediately.
Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo (1.5 Hours):
Go back inside the cathedral with your skip-the-line ticket and then ride in the lift up to the Duomo's terrace, thus skipping the exhausting walk up the stairs to the roof.
Once on the rooftop, take in the amazing views of the city, getting close-up sights of the statues, spires and gargoyles. Take a moment to listen to your guide regale you with more history of the cathedral.
After spending some time up on the roof and admiring the views, head back down to ground level, as your tour is finished.