ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATION FOR VISITING THE ROOFTOPS OF MILAN CATHEDRAL, ITALY

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Milan Cathedral, tickets for rooftop terrace

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An Amazing View - Walking on the Duomo Rooftops (1 hour)
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Ticket booking for the tours of the cathedral and rooftops, Milan, Italy

Before Dan Brown it was Milan's gloriously Gothic cathedral (Duomo) that topped the must-see list, not Da Vinci's Last Supper, but it's perhaps not widely known just how fascinating the rooftops of the cathedral are, and what an unequalled view of Milan can be had from up on high.

The Duomo di Milano is the 5th largest church in the world and took over 6 hundred years to complete after construction began in 1386, replacing the older church and baptistry (you can still see the archaeological remains under the Cathedral.)


An Amazing View - Walking on the Duomo Rooftops (1 hour)

This one hour tour is led in English by an expert, English-speaking guide, with the assistance of an audioguide head set. As well as the breathtaking skyline, you'll get a unique insight into the spires and sculptures of the Duomo, as well as the history and legends of Milan's main landmarks.

By booking in advance you will bypass any queues and will get onto the roof via a special (reserved for pre-bookers) lift at the south side of the cathedral. This elevator holds a maximum of 7 people at one time and takes you to the first terrace, saving you 250 steps! We'll then climb the last 82 steps to the highest terrace.

The rooftop visit is not available for disabled visitors, and you may not take animals with you. The staircase is narrow and of smooth marble, so you are advised to wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes, and to wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Please note that there are no toilet facilities or bars, so you are advised to bring water!

Milan Cathedral rooftops with interior (2 hours)

This two hour tour is led in English by an expert, English-speaking guide, with the assistance of an audioguide head set. As well as the breathtaking skyline, you'll get a unique insight into the spires and sculptures of the Duomo, as well as the history and legends of Milan's main landmarks. This tour also includes the interior of the cathedral.

By booking in advance you will bypass any queues and will get onto the roof via a special (reserved for pre-bookers) lift at the south side of the cathedral. This elevator holds a maximum of 7 people at one time and takes you to the first terrace, saving you 250 steps! We'll then climb the last 82 steps to the highest terrace.

The rooftop visit is not available for disabled visitors, and you may not take animals with you. The staircase is narrow and of smooth marble, so you are advised to wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes, and to wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Please note that there are no toilet facilities or bars, so you are advised to bring water!

From Monday to Friday the tour starts at 4PM, spending an hour in the Duomo before moving to the Rooftops at 5:15PM. On Saturdays and Sundays the tour starts at 2:15PM with an hour in the Duomo. There is then a break in the tour before recommencing at the Rooftops at 5:15PM. In both cases the tour spends about an hour in the Duomo and an hour and a half at the Rooftops.

Milan cathedral

A skip-the-line tour of one of Europe's most magnificent Gothic Cathedrals. Lasting an hour, the tour offers a fascinating insight into the history, artworks and hidden secrets of the Duomo and its Crypt.

Your guide with explain the history of the city and the Cathedral, the artistic and architectural splendour of the Nave and the many statues and paintings it holds. You'll see the pagan elements and zodiacal symbols, and finish in the basement area with a visit to the tomb of Archbishop Carlo Borromeo.

Please note that this is a working Cathedral and you must be dressed appropriately (shoulders and legs covered.)

The crypt is not accessible to people with disabilities.

Milan cathedral and rooftops with ice cream tasting

A skip-the-line, small-group tour of Milan's Duomo which lasts about 2 and a half hours, discovering the treasures and secret histories of the interior, its underground, archaeological excavations and breathtaking views from the rooftop terraces. You'll then finish with a visit to the splendid Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and an ice cream or a fragrant coffee.

Your knowledgable guide will lead you to the underground digs with their evidence of an older church, octagonal baptistry and tombs. You'll then explore the Duomo proper, with interesting explanations of the Cathedrals hidden curiosities and anecdotes. Then it's up to the rooftop terraces (an elevator ride* followed by 50 steps) for a splendid view of the Milan skyline - a blend of spires, mediaeval towers and shiny, modern skyscrapers. You'll also get a chance to see the fantastical scuptures and carvings of animals, monsters and myths that decorate the rooftops.

The tour then leaves the Duomo and proceeds to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - a luxurious 19th Century shopping arcade - where you'll finish with an ice cream or a fragrant coffee ... and a surprise ritual!

Please note that this tour is NOT SUITABLE for pregnant women or visitors in wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities. We advise you to wear comfortable shoes, and since this is a working Cathedral, you must adhere to the strict but simple dress code: shoulders, midriffs and knees must be covered, jeans are ok but it is not permitted to wear hats or bring large bags within the cathedral. The staff reserve the right to refuse entrance due to the dress code above, with no obligation to refund tickets.

In the event of heavy rain or snow, the terrace levels may be closed to the public. In that event we'll hope for clearing weather but cannot offer refunds if the tour doesn't include the terrace level.

* You may have to queue depending on the number of visitors present at the time of your tour - there is no skip-the-queue service for the elevator.

HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:

To reserve your tickets for the Milan Cathedral rooftops, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

[Additional Milan Cathedral links:] Visitor information, Milan map page

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