Milan's Duomo: Cathedral, Baptistery and Terraces Tour

See the best views of Milan from the top of the city's great basilica

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Looking for the best way to explore Milan's mammoth cathedral? Want to get the ultimate views across the city while you're there? Then join this small group Duomo tour and experience the majesty of Italy's largest cathedral with an expert local guide who'll bring the place to life with stories from its 600-year history. See the famous Duomo statue collection, head underground to see the ancient Baptistry, then climb to the rooftop terraces for a Milanese view you'll never forget!

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  • Guided tour of Milan's Duomo with terrace views
  • The Duomo Cathedral
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Climb to the Terraces
  • Hidden Treasures of the Duomo
  • Take the Best Pictures of Milan Skyline

After meeting your expert local guide in Duomo Square, you’ll take the short stroll to the cathedral entrance where you’ll head straight in to start exploring. Your guide knows the Milan Duomo like a second home, and as you begin to walk around you’ll hear the stories behind its construction, the major events that occurred here, and the famous people who shaped the cathedral’s history.

After admiring the Duomo’s incredible mosaics, paintings, and impressive statue collection, you’ll visit the museum and crypts before seeing the beautiful Baptistery. To top things off, your guide will lead you up to the rooftop terraces where you’ll get an unbeatable view of the Milanese skyline!

Milan Duomo Tour Description

Your 2-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line Duomo Complex tickets

  • See the famous artwork, architecture, and crypts of the Doumo

  • Visit the Baptistery and archaeological area

  • Enjoy views of Milan from the rooftop terraces

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Small group Duomo tour

We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise security might refuse entry to religious sites and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Milan can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

Milan’s Duomo Cathedral

The world-famous Duomo in Milan is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and the largest in Italy. There's a lot to see here, so you can skip the line and spend your time looking around instead of waiting around. Milan’s cathedral is filled with historic artworks, incredible architectural features, and ancient crypts to explore. Follow along with your guide who'll keep you enthralled with the 600-year history of its construction, troubles, and the historic figures who once walked the cathedral's corridors.

The Duomo Baptistery

One of the first baptisteries to be established in the city, the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti is believed to date back to 387 A.D. and was only rediscovered at the end of the 17th century. Your guide will lead you into the fascinating archaeological site that sits within the Duomo Complex and they'll tell the stories and former uses of this ancient holy building and its distinctive octagonal pool.

The Duomo Terraces

Towards the end of your tour, your guide will lead you up through the cathedral and out onto the rooftop terraces. This is your chance to see the external architecture up close, and you'll also be treated to the ultimate view across the beautiful skyline of Milan!

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line Duomo Complex tickets
See the famous artwork, architecture, and crypts of the Doumo
Visit the Baptistery and archaeological area
Enjoy views of Milan from the rooftop terraces
Expert English-speaking guide
Small group Duomo tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

This is a walking tour so please wear some comfortable shoes, and you'll need to be able to cover your knees and shoulders while inside. Helmets, large bags, and glass objects are prohibited at the Duomo.

What to bring?

This is a walking tour so please wear some comfortable shoes, and you'll need to be able to cover your knees and shoulders while inside. Helmets, large bags, and glass objects are prohibited at the Duomo.

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise security might refuse entry to religious sites and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Milan can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. Please avoid wearing sports-club t-shirts.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, but it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

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