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.
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
Use of headphones (used if there are more than 6 pax on tour)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Piazza Duomo, central Milan
9:15am or 2:15pm
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the churches.
It is FORBIDDEN to introduce inside Duomo food, liquids, knifes, ceramic mugs and everything that can be used as blunt weapon.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This is well worth doing. Our guide was wonderful and very informative. We saw things that we would not have seen had we gone on our own. I know this because I went back a few days later on my own and it was a limited experience.
Our guide was great, she’s very experienced and gave us a lot of information about the Duomo. Her English is also very good. However, I was surprised that the tour did not includ the rooftop. This needs to be clearly stated at the stage of purchase under exclusions
We rarely take guided tours when travelling and this time we did so to skip the long line to enter the duomo. It was worth the try not only for the line but for the excellent viator insight guide of this amazing cathedral. Not to be missed when visiting Milan especially with a guided tour .
The guide was great and mentioned some interesting facts but after we lost some time going through security, there was little time for her to show us the beautiful church. I don't think it was worth the cost.