A 'combo' two-hour tour that offers a guided tour of both the interior of Milan's immensely impressive gothic cathedral, as well as its open rooftop, rich in both features and views. The individual tours are availably singly, but here is a 360 degree package that offers a significant saving over the individual prices. This is a skip-the-line tour that is led by an expert, english-speaking guide.
The Duomo - cathedral - of Milan is the largest in Italy, a truly majestic fantasy of gothic design, with a facade alone that merits a detailed explanation, let alone the spires, the gargoyles and the incredible statuary. This tour will give insights to all of this, but also unearth ancient rituals and tales, with a trip down to the crypt and anecdotal curiousities along the way. The rooftop visit offers a unique view of its gargoyles, intricate spires and sheer monumental size. Your personal guide will keep you fascinated with anecdotes, facts and commentaries as you explore this exciting space high above the city.
You'll meet in the surrounding square and promptly skip any long lines on the day, with priority access to the breathtaking interior, with ornate stained glass, monumental statues and impossibly intricate decoration everywhere, as well as the 'Holy Nail' from the True Cross and the sundial/zodiac trail.
You'll take the lift to the roof, where a further 50 steps will take you to the highest level where you will be met with unforgettable views of the city of Milan and beyond. On a clear day you can see as far as the Italian Alps separating Italy from Switzerland. You will be be bowled over by the scale of the architecture, the superb flying buttresses and the majesty of the intricately carved white marble. With over 3,400 statues and 135 spires to admire this is a stunning experience ending with a viewing of the golden statue of the Madonnina atop the main spire.
At the end of the tour, if you're still not sated, your ticket also includes a 3 day pass to visit the Museum of the Cathedral. As is common with religous building tours, if there are mroe than 5 in the tour then you'll be listening in on provided headsets. Please note that this is a working Cathedral and you must be dressed appropriately (shoulders and knees covered, both men and women). The Rooftop Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
This tour is ordinarily available as follows:
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