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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

1. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

2. Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

3. Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

Enjoy a seamless entrance to the Milan Cathedral, the international symbol of Milan, and one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Italy and in Europe. Visit this treasure of art and faith and discover its peculiarities, amongst which the spellbinding stained-glass windows and vertiginous columns. Discover the history of beautiful statues, such as the most famous statue of all the Cathedral: the Saint Bartholomew Flayed. See Sarcophagi, magnificent altars, and stunning organs.

Milan: The Last Supper & Sforza Castle Guided Tour

4. Milan: The Last Supper & Sforza Castle Guided Tour

Admire Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, one of the world's most famous paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the painting technique, history, mysteries, and legends surrounding the masterpiece located in the refectory of the adjacent church, Santa Maria delle Grazie. Begin the tour at the Castello Sforzesco, where your guide will introduce you to the history and curiosities of this place. Afterward, walk through some of the oldest and most fascinating streets of Milan until you reach the magnificent Renaissance church. Built between 1492 and 1493 at the behest of the Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro, the church was originally a mausoleum for his family. With its iconic octagonal tribune designed by Bramante, Santa Maria delle Grazie defines one of the highest achievements of the Renaissance in northern Italy. Let yourself be amazed by the Last Supper, Leonardo's masterpiece that has continued to inspire throughout the centuries and will leave you with an indelible memory of Milan.

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

5. Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a day out in Milan with a live guide. Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo, see the iconic Da Vinci's Last Supper, marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, and visit the vibrant Brera district. Meet your guide and fellow art lovers at the Duomo or the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, depending on what option you book. Learn as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of Milan. Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo and see one of the largest churches in Europe. Walk around and see another side of Milan with your guide, and don't forget to take photos of the 15th-century Sforza Castle. Feel in awe as you also enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you will see the famous, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco. Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan's social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. 

Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

6. Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo and make your way to the elevator entrance, where you will take the lift to enjoy the unforgettable experience of walking on the rooftop of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral.  The overall size of this Gothic architecture is impressive and its flying buttresses and the white marble make it one-of-a-kind. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level on the roof and be ready to admire stunning views of the Milanese skyline, including the brand new upcoming skyscrapers. On the roof of Italy’s largest cathedral, and one of the biggest in the world, enjoy exciting views of Milan.  On a clear day, see as far as the Italian Alps, the mountains separating Italy from Switzerland. Over 3.400 statues and 135 spires await to be unveiled and it is definitely best seen from above! End your visit admiring the golden statue of the Virgin Mary, shining bright on top of the Major spire. Then, have the incredible privilege of skipping the lines outside the Cathedral and to enter without any further wait, directly from a special entrance from the rooftop (the descent might be done by the stairs).  Listen as your guide explains the countless statues, decorations and colorful stained-glass windows that tireless craftsmen designed along the centuries. Be amazed while hearing about the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross or the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs.

Milan: Segway Tour

7. Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on this guided tour. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary which adds context to the stunning places, churches, and monuments that you pass.  Begins with an orientation session that is designed to help you ride confidently. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, journey into Milan's historic center. Have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to the Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel which is now a luxury shopping center with brands like Prada and Armani. Set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, in the center of medieval Milan.

From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

8. From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

Discover two countries in one day on this unforgettable tour. See Lake Como and enjoy the scenic views. Explore Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como, and visit the town of Lugano. Start your trip from Milan, jump aboard a bus and drive to Lake Como. Stroll along the medieval alleys on this guided walking tour and see the old villas. Discover the art, history, and local traditions before seeing the impressive Gothic Cathedral. Next, go back on the bus and head to Switzerland. First, admire the views of The Alps as you drive by. Enjoy free time in Lugano to walk around and explore. Visit Lake Lugano and relax with a picnic by the lake. Afterward, drive to the small village of Cadenabbia. Then board a ferry to Bellagio. Once in Bellagio, you can walk around or go shopping, if you like. Continue to Mount Ghisallo and see the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Return to Milan by bus.

Skip-the-Line Milan Duomo Tour and Optional Rooftop Tour

9. Skip-the-Line Milan Duomo Tour and Optional Rooftop Tour

Milan’s Duomo, one of the city’s most iconic buildings, was built over 600 years ago, and is one of the 4 largest cathedrals in Europe. On a 1-hour guided tour you’ll learn about the artistic and architectural features of the cathedral, and its connection with the history of the city. Admire the Gothic elements of its design and its numerous paintings and statues. From your guide you’ll hear the legends associated with the Duomo and also see its pagan elements, such as zodiac symbols. Head downstairs to the basement, where you’ll visit the crypt under the altar, the site of the centuries-old tomb of the Archbishop Carlo Borromeo. Choose the extended tour option (2.5 hours) and enjoy a guided visit to the Rooftop, where you’ll have a chance to take in panoramic views of Milan.

Milan: Fast-Track Duomo and Terraces Guided Tour

10. Milan: Fast-Track Duomo and Terraces Guided Tour

Meet your personal guide to skip the long queue at the highlight of any visit to Milan. Discover the perfect balance of naves, columns, and stained-glass windows in this unbelievably intricate construction. Learn about the elaborate and stunning interior decoration that took more than 10 centuries to complete. After discovering the interiors of the Duomo, ascend to the rooftop terraces where you can explore the square and the city from dizzying heights. Look at La Madonnina, a 4.16-meter statue of the Virgin Mary protecting and overlooking Milan. It's these moments that make Milan such a spectacle.

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4.5 / 5

based on 3,648 reviews

There was a celebration taking place at our pre-booked time so only we visited the rooftop, but returned a couple of days later to see inside and the experience was just as rewarding!

Perfect for a 1 day see it all tour, well at least the highlights of Milan You get to wander thru the inner city streets and see things you may have missed if doing your own thing

Well informed and thorough guide--We enjoyed this experience. The rooftop was amazing with fantastic views and art. Beautiful cathedral to see up close! Many steps to walk down!

I was able to get the tickets on my phone and get them scanned at the entrance. Everything worked out very smooth.

Guide was very informative and interesting for her group