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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.

Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

2. Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

See the masterpiece that is the Last Supper up close on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history from your licensed guide. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Refectory with the Last Supper has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980. They were part of a large monastic complex belonging to the Dominican monks. See the Last Supper with this tour who will tell you all about the most fantastic wall paintings of the Renaissance. A licensed local guide will show you this masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, revealing surprising facts about the perspective, the composition and the technique used by the artist, as well as the history of the site.

Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

3. 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: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Make the most of your time in Milan with this skip-the-line guided tour to see the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with a guide to get up close to this masterpiece. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on the beauty of the fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and discover more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan while working on this project. Listen closely as your guide shares fascinating stories and details about da Vinci and his work. Church schedules permitting, be accompanied by your guide to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Milan: The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

5. Milan: The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

Visit Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting which covers the end wall of the refectory at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. Discover how the painting was commissioned by Sforza to be the centerpiece of the church and see the lunettes above the main painting, formed by the triple arched ceiling of the refectory, which have been painted with the Sforza coats-of-arms. Listen as your expert tour guide explains the painting's history, which was started in 1495 and completed in 1498. See the Crucifixion fresco by Giovanni Donato da Montorfano, on the opposite wall of the refectory to which Leonardo added figures of the Sforza family in tempera.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

6. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Lake Como is the third-largest lake in Italy and is known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery, as well as being a favorite locale among Hollywood stars. This day tour from Milan will show you the beauty and majesty of this Italian resort. Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens.

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.

Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

8. 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 Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

9. Milan: The Last Supper Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Embark on a hassle-free guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie and witness Da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Experience one of the most important chapters of Renaissance history with insightful commentary from your guide. After meeting your guide at the ticket office, receive a headset so that you can hear your guide clearly before beginning your tour of the museum. Next, enter the museum and admire a plethora of Renaissance treasures. Arrive at "The Last Supper" and learn all about the painting's history and background. Hear interesting facts about how Leonardo Da Vinci created the painting and uncover the secrets hidden in its composition.

Milan: Private Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

10. Milan: Private Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

See one of the most important artworks in history, The Last Supper. Learn about the Italian High Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci and his mind with the insight only a guide can provide. Enjoy a visit to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The Last Supper is not only one of the most legendary Da Vinci paintings, but also an art history-altering event. Due to the delicate nature of the painting, only a limited number of people can see this iconic artwork every day. Enter the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (opening hours permitting). Then, get a chance to visit the refectory of the convent for 15 minutes to see the masterpiece. Uncover all the secrets behind the painting on this unique experience.

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What people are saying about Milan

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,648 reviews

Easy access. Go the right side of the main Cathedral. There is a sign of fast track at the back. Open exactly at 9am. After entering the main Cathedral, then you have to go out and Q at another side from the right side exit door. Mind that there is a Q for stair and for lift.

Educational, light hearted. Show up early to find the tour guide. Expect a lot of stairs.

He did a great job! Very patient and knowledgeable. Thank you!

A really interesting tour, learnt so much. Woild recommend!

Fabulous experience, am already organising next trip