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Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

1. 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.

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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

2. 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.

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Milan Cathedral: Skip Line Entrance - Terrace Excluded

3. Milan Cathedral: Skip Line 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.

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Best of Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line to Duomo & Last Supper

4. Best of Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line to Duomo & Last Supper

Led by your local, English-speaking guide, you’ll visit some iconic sights and some off the beaten track. Skip the line at Milan Duomo and experience this world-famous cathedral without waiting. Then, admire the medieval Sforza Castle from the outside. 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. Also, get some up-to-date recommendations of places to revisit later for a drink or a meal. Finally, admire "The Last Supper", Leonardo Da Vinci’s phenomenal mural. Tickets for this masterpiece can be a challenge to acquire, but yours are included with special skip-the-line access. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco.

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Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

5. Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

Discover the history and treasures of one of the most well-known cathedrals in the world, with skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Duomo, its archeological area and dedicated museum. Learn about the 600-year-old institution, Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, and its ongoing conservation and development of this extraordinary patrimony of art, culture, and history that is the symbol of Milan. Follow an itinerary through the Duomo di Milano. See the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti at the Archaeological Area. Learn about the history of the 4th-century Basilica of Saint Thecla. Enter the cathedral and find a wealth of art and faith intertwined. Trace every step of the Cathedral’s construction from the Duomo Museum to the Church of San Gottardo in Corte through sculptures, stained glass windows, wooden models, and tapestries. Remember when planning your visit that the Museum and the Church of San Gottardo are closed on Wednesdays.

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Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

6. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. You'll also make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Your entrance ticket provides admission to the theater and museum, which you may like to revisit after the tour for a longer period. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

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Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

7. 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 you may even 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). Your guide is ready to amaze you, focusing on 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.

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Milan 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

8. Milan 48-Hour City Pass: Discover Milan With One Card

See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with a handy 2-day Milan Pass, offering free entrance to museums, and discounts at affiliated businesses worth more than EUR 300. Your Milan Pass is valid for 48 hours from the moment you pick it up, and is available with 2 exclusive transport options to get the best out of your stay. Choose a Milan Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket and tour the city on board the open-top double-decker bus. Available 7 days a week, the bus runs over 3 lines with more than 40 stops. Learn more from the on board audio commentary, available in 8 languages (including 3 exclusive commentaries for kids). A Milan Pass with ATM Public Transport Ticket gets you access to 5 metro lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. Enjoy free, unlimited 48-hour travel on the city’s public transport system using one simple ticket. You can even purchase the full package and get a Milan Pass with both the hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket, and access to the ATM public transport system. Enjoy free entrance to city museums such as: Access to the Duomo Cathedral Rooftop terraces (by lift) La Scala Museum and Theatre Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Highline Galleria Museum of Science and Technology Triennale Design Museum San Siro Stadium Inter&Milan Museum Casa Milan – Mondo Milan Museum Leonardo 3 – “The World of Leonardo” interactive museum Vigna di Leonardo – Leonardo’s Vineyard Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Museo d’Arte e Scienza – Art and Science Museum

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Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Start your 3-hour tour at the Milan Cathedral. Your entrance ticket, provided by your guide, enables you to skip the lines to visit the church. Inside, admire its baptistery and enjoy rooftop views. Follow your guide to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Discover the history of the most famous lyric theatre in the world, La Scala Theatre, where the great composer Giuseppe Verdi played his main operas. Before visiting La Scala Museum and its gallery of paintings and instruments, explore the theatre hall. Admire the monument dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, and explore the beautiful fashion district, which is just a few steps away.

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Milan: Private Last Supper & Duomo Tour & Veditalia App

10. Milan: Private Last Supper & Duomo Tour & Veditalia App

Enjoy a private guide and fill your day with art and rich history as you visit Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and the Duomo Cathedral in Milan with a skip-the-line ticket. The biblical The Last Supper painting has become one of the world's most famous pieces of art. Skip past the long lines of people waiting to see it and head straight inside for an up-close look at the masterpiece itself. Join a licensed tour guide who will lead you to discover the Duomo, one of the most iconic buildings of Milan and the fourth largest Cathedral in Europe. Fall in love with its gold-plated statue of the Madonnina and see the true symbol of the city. Download Veditalia Milano App that includes: audio content of Milan, useful bookable services for your stay in Milan, promotions and bookable guided tours, geolocalization for the city attractions, events and useful information, downloadable the audio contents offline, and the possibility to purchase contents for additional Italian cities.

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What people are saying about Milan Cathedral

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4.5 / 5

based on 15,556 reviews

A father and 3 young daughters required a slightly more unorthodox approach to a day out in Milan. From ice skating in the park, beautiful villa gardens, best pizza and gelato in town and completed with a return to the hotel on one of the city’s iconic trams - a wonderful day all round. Big thanks to Marco for hosting us and sharing his knowledge of this wonderful city.

Very practical, this app you can easily book in advance by skipping the line Duomo nice to see especially the terraces a little less the underground

You have to climb the stairs a bit, but the view compensates for the effort. Just beautiful, great cathedral roof decorations and an amazing view.

Easy, convenient and efficient way to see one of the best attractions on Milan!

Beautiful. Take the elevator not the stairs up to the rooftop.