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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Milan Duomo, the city’s cathedral, with this guided tour. Choose either a weekend or weekday for this 1-hour tour, during which you’ll learn about the art, history, and legends about the enormous cathedral. Go underground to explore the crypt to see the tomb of a 16th-century saint, and admire the spacious interior of the largest cathedral in Italy.

Highlights

  • 1-hour Milan Duomo tour, led by an expert guide
  • Skip past the lines with priority access during a weekend or weekday tour
  • Marvel at the flamboyant Gothic design, with its abundance of spires and statues
  • Explore the vast interior and the crypt
  • Learn about the history of Milan and its majestic cathedral from a professional, licensed guide
  • Uncover hidden symbols of the cathedral and hear the legends associated with the much-loved landmark

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Milan Duomo Tour

Admire Milan Duomo and avoid the long entrance queues

Meet your guide in front of the Milan Duomo, and - if there are more than six people on the tour - don headphones so you won’t miss anything your guide says. Admire the exterior of the cathedral before going inside, contemplating the nearly 600 years it took to finish construction and the seemingly endless array of statues and spires that decorate the Duomo.

Follow your guide right past the lines with this skip-the-line tour, entering the dimly-lit cathedral. Learn about some of the lesser-known architectural and design features - including some symbols that are usually associated with paganism - as well as some of the cathedral’s prominent elements.

See paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows decorating the vast interior space - the largest cathedral in Italy - and hear how Milan’s Duomo fits into the city’s history. Go beneath the Duomo floor into the crypt below the altar to see the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, a 16th-century archbishop of Milan.

The tour lasts roughly an hour, and finishes back outside the cathedral in Piazza Duomo.

Note that you’ll need to choose either a weekend or weekday departure, and this tour does not include a visit to the Duomo rooftop.

Customer Reviews

miss l a f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

tour guide was excellent , inside the Duomo was amazing ,well worth a visit

Claire L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was great and the guide also, however when I booked the tour I requested the tour with the elevator. When I got there the guide told me that it was only the inside tour - no elevator needed. I was able to purchase a ticket from him and do the other part of the tour which was fantastic - on the rooftop of the Duomo - I'm so glad I was lucky enough to get this. I was also lucky that the tour was on Sunday - I got to hear the organ which sounded wonderful all during the tour if you don't like music playing which can make it a bit hard to hear the guide, don't go on a Sunday. Our guide was good about making himself heard and picking quieter places to explain things. Walking the rooftop isn't for the faint at heart and does include up and down steps but well worth it. Not only is the view terrific, but seeing the statues and flying buttresses up close and walking through them is great. A word of caution - don't take a backpack if at all possible for the rooftop tour - the guards make you empty it for security. Even a handbag gets a thorough look through. The security isn't quite a tough for the inside tour. Unfortunately with the state of the world this is something we need to get used to, but everyone was very polite and helpful. This is something not to be missed.

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour, very informative!

Susan J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This group tour was informative and our guide was very knowledgeable.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A must see in Milan for the historic value and understanding of the Catholic religion and the architecture used to build the magnificent edifice.

Cristina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

areid813

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely experience. The duomo is such a magnificent sight inside and out. Our tour guide Fabio was great. He had a lively personality and took just enough time to explain everything. Absolutely a must!

Liz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was fabulous, she really new her subject well. The meeting place could be much better. We had great trouble finding it due to the crowds and congestion around the square. We followed up with the Rooftop walk. Both combined was absolutely awesome.

neil t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent Trip! couldn't have been better. tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Doumo, was able to answer all our questions and took time to explain everything. She also told us about a few nice places to eat which was very helpful. First time we have used Viator, but will be using them when we go to Naples in a few month time.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Nice!

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