Duomo di Milano Tickets & Tours

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Duomo Milan: Magnificent gothic cathedral of Milan

The impressive Duomo Milan is a Gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy dating back to the 14th century. It boasts 135 spires and 3400 statues, setting out a trend for high Gothic architecture in mainland Italy. The church embodies bits of different schools of architecture from French Gothic to Renaissance. The expansive interior is capable of 40,000 visitors. Explore this historic marvel and the cathedral with our curated ticket options, including visitor tips, a planning guide, highlights, timings, and more.

Why visit Duomo Milan?

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Things to know before buying Duomo Milan tickets

  • Consider booking tickets online in advance. This not only saves time but also ensures availability, especially during peak tourist seasons when lines can be unbearably long.
  • In case of limited ticket availability, explore guided tour alternatives that might offer access to specific areas you wish to see.
  • Check the weather forecast before planning your visit, especially if you plan to access the terraces so as to enjoy the best views of the cathedral and skyline.
  • Plan your visit during November for the 'Quadroni,' two series of paintings illuminating the cathedral's nave, showcasing the life and miracles of Saint Charles Borromeo. Don't miss this limited-time artistic spectacle, adding a unique dimension to your visit.
  • If you're in Milan for an extended period, consider combining your Duomo visit with nearby attractions like Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Opera House, or Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Combo tickets can be easy on pocket and streamline your Milan expedition.
  • Children up to 6 years, individuals with disabilities and helper, uniformed military personnel, and tour guides in duty. Reduced tickets offer for children between 6-12 years, religious groups and schools.
  • Within the Christian Prayer Area, there are specific times allocated for personal prayer for the Cathedral and Crypt of St. Charles. Worshippers are granted access to designated areas and have the option to acquire a pass for particular sections.
  • If you seek a cultural and historical experience at Duomo Milan consider getting a Duomo Pass. It grants one admission within 72 hours with access to Cathedral, Duomo Museum, San Gottardo Church, and Archaeological Area.

Your Duomo Milan ticket options explained

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If you're short on time

Go for: Full access tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guided access: No

  • Ideal for time-sensitive visitors, offering access to the cathedral, museum, and rooftops, including all the iconic highlights in one ticket.
  • Enjoy priority access and flexible exploration, wandering through the cathedral's interiors, museum's exhibits, and rooftops at your own pace.

Recommended tickets:
Duomo Milan Cathedral, Museum and Rooftop Access Tickets
Fast Track Tickets to Duomo Cathedral and Access to Rooftop & Terraces

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If you're on a budget

Go for: Standard entry ticket
Duration: Flexible
Guided access: No

  • Perfect for economy travelers wanting rooftop access with spectacular views, enjoy the most beloved part of the attraction.
  • A budget-friendly choice allowing access to the cathedral's main area without additional expenses.

Recommended tickets:
Milan Duomo: Rooftop Access Ticket
Tickets to Milan Duomo Cathedral
For exploring beyond:
Milan Duomo: Culture Pass Tickets

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If you're looking to explore in-depth

Go for: Guided tour
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours.
Guided access: Yes

  • Suited for those seeking a detailed experience with skip-the-line access, a guided tour of the cathedral and rooftops.
  • Bonus- Multilingual guides and a self-guided exploration of the museum and Church of St. Gottardo.

Recommended tours:
Milan Duomo Pass (Cathedral and Rooftop) with Audio Guide
Fast-Track Duomo Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Duomo Milan Highlights

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The Organ Of The Duomo

The organ of the Duomo has a whopping 15,800 pipes with the highest over 9 meters and the smallest, just a few centimeters. The organ was built by Mascioni of Cuvio  and Tamburini of Crema in 1938 and restored and relocated in 1986. The organ is the largest in Italy and the second largest in Europe.

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The Doors of Milan Duomo

According to the records, the construction of the doors of Duomo began in 1582. The tympanum of the central door has relief depicting the creation of eve. The entire sculpture is made from Carrara marble. The side doors are in honor of the heroines from the Bible. The main door itself was finished in 1906, made with neo-Gothic measurements.

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The Central Nave of Milan Duomo

The sheer size of the nave with gigantic vertical pillars can amuse you. The central nave is 149 feet high and 63 feet wide. The pillars here are 8 feet in diameter and are up to 78 feet high. The pillars are decorated with intricately carved capitals and statues. The floor of the nave is entirely marble.

Plan your visit to Duomo Milan

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  • You cannot bring metal or glass objects, luggage, large bags or helmets inside the premises. 
  • You are not allowed to bring any signs or symbols related to political or ideological movements. 
  • There’s a mandatory security check at the entrance.
  • Since it is a religious institution, dress code needs to be followed. Bare-backed or low-cut clothing is prohibited. Shorts, mini-skirts and hats are banned. 
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The following facilities are available at Duomo Milan:

  • Information Desks
  • Restrooms
  • Duomo Shop
  • Audio guides
  • Accessibility services
  • Wi-Fi
  • Security measures
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  • If visitors need to to use a wheelchair, there are ramps with handrails available at the entrance.
  • For visitors needing help visiting the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, there is a lift available at request at the ticket office.
  • Wheelchairs are allowed on the first terrace. This can be accessed through the Southern elevator.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge to visitors who produce an identity card.
  • Free audio guides and radio guides are available to help visitors explore.
  • Disabled-friendly washrooms are present on site.
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  • If climbing to the rooftop, opt for early morning or late afternoon for the best lighting and fewer people. If you're up to it, take the 200-step stairs for a more immersive experience.
  • Capture the beauty of the Duomo but be mindful of flash photography restrictions inside the cathedral.
  • Explore nooks within the cathedral to savor its beauty away from the crowds. Then, wander through Piazza del Duomo for lively street performances and nearby attractions.
  • Exploring the entire Duomo, including the cathedral, museum, and rooftop, might take several hours. Allocate enough time to fully appreciate each section.
  • Maintain a respectful attitude and low voice inside the cathedral, respecting it as a place of worship and reflection for many.
  • Obicà Mozzarella Bar: Savor delightful cuisine at Obicà Mozzarella Bar near Duomo di Milano, 300 m away. Opt for the rooftop for a stunning view of the cathedral.
  • Maio Restaurant: Indulge in modern Italian cuisine at Maio Restaurant, 300 m away, featuring a glass-enclosed room, a champagne bar, and a terrace with stunning Duomo views.
  • Be Steak: Indulge in the trendy vibe at Be Steak, 290 m away, a stylish steakhouse with counter seating. Enjoy premium burgers, flavorful beef plates, and a selection of beer and wine. Perfect for those seeking a modern and delightful dining experience.
  • Giacomo Arengario: Dig into fresh meat and Milanese dishes in an art deco-style space with a terrace offering charming piazza views. Giacomo Arengario, 91 m away, is the perfect spot for those who appreciate bistro-style cuisine in a stylish setting.

Beyond Duomo Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Adjacent to the Duomo, this historic shopping arcade boasts luxury boutiques and cafes under a stunning glass dome.

Sforza Castle
La Scala Opera House

Frequently asked questions about Duomo Milan tickets

How much is a ticket to Duomo Milan?

The cost of Duomo Milan tickets depends on particular type of ticket. It could be a standard admission ticket to the cathedral or a comprehensive skip-the-line ticket including rooftop, museum, and cathedral access, or even better, a guided tour. Prices typically start from €11.

Where can I buy Duomo Milan tickets?

You can buy Duomo Milan tickets at the site or online. Book your entry in advance to bypass queues and ensure a seamless visit to this iconic attraction. Online booking grants you quick access and the flexibility to plan your visit efficiently.

Why should I book Duomo Milan tickets online?

Booking Duomo Milan tickets online presents several advantages for a hassle-free experience. Enjoy guaranteed entry and the convenience of avoiding long queues by securing your spot in advance. Online bookings offer flexibility, enabling you to choose from various ticket options. Additionally, this method often provides reliable customer service for any inquiries or assistance needed during your visit.

Can I get a discount on Duomo Milan tickets?

The availability of discounts for Duomo Milan tickets can vary based on certain criteria such as age, affiliations, or specific promotions. It's advisable to check the authorized ticketing platforms for any available discounts, as they might offer reduced rates for specific groups like children, students, seniors, or certain memberships.

What is Duomo Milan?

Duomo Milan is a Cathedral in central Milan. Its construction began in the 14th century and was completed in the middle of the 20th century.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Duomo Milan?

Certainly! Skip-the-line tickets for Duomo Milan enable faster access, bypassing regular entrance queues. They can be purchased through the official website or authorized ticketing platforms for a smoother and more efficient visit.

How do I access the Milan cathedral, rooftop, and museum?

To access the Milan Cathedral, rooftop, and museum, you can purchase tickets either online or at the entrance. Upon arrival, present your ticket for entry. For the rooftop, choose between stairway or lift access. The museum and cathedral are easily accessible from the main entrance.

What are some of the highlights of Duomo Milan?

Duomo Milan has accessible terraces allowing you to take a look at the exterior of the monument from up close. The cathedral also has high ceilings and long vertical pillars.

How to reach Duomo Milan?

You can reach Duomo Milan via metro (routes M1 or M3) and bus (numbers 57, 58, 60, 73, or 79).

What are the timings of Duomo Milan?

The opening hours for Duomo Milan are from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. Please note that the last ticket is typically sold at 6:00 PM, with the final admission allowed at 6:10 PM.

What facilities are available in Duomo Milan?

Locker facilities are available for free. At the Duomo shop, you can take home souvenirs. However, the cathedral does not have restrooms in the premises.

Is Duomo Milan wheelchair accessible?

There are 2 ramps with handrails at the entrance. The first terrace can be accessed by an elevator. There is also an elevator that can take you to the Baptistry of San Giovanni alle Fonti. Wheelchairs are available free of charge. Audio and radio guides are also available.

Is photography allowed in Duomo Milan?

Yes, photography allowed inside Duomo Milan.

Is it worth visiting Duomo Milan?

Yes, Duomo Milan is worth visiting for its architecture. It has a blend of everything from French Gothic to Italian Renaissance architecture. It has large vertical columns, spires, and statues.

How long does it take to complete a Duomo Milan tour?

The duration of a tour at Duomo Milan can vary based on individual preferences. A typical visit to explore the cathedral, rooftop, and museum may take approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, the time spent can be adjusted according to your pace, interests, and the areas you wish to explore in detail.