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Duomo di Milano, Milan

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The fifth-largest cathedral in the world, Duomo di Milano is a marvel of Gothic architecture. Climb up to the roof and enjoy arguably the most spectacular views of the city, visible between the cathedral's Gothic spires. Constructed between 1386 and 1965, this massive church is known for its white marble, hundreds of spires, thousands of statues on its exterior, and a buttressed facade. You can take photos inside the cathedral if you buy a special wristband at the entrance. You can reach the roof, which is open during daylight hours, via elevator or 250 stairs. Make advance reservations if you'd like a guided sunset tour of the spires. Put Duomo di Milano and other Milan attractions into our Milan online trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. We loved all the details of Duomo and enjoyed its beauty. 
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. We loved all the details of Duomo and enjoyed its beauty.  more »
  • A lovely place to walk. There is no public Wi-Fi - this is disappointing. Food; not good quality as it is aimed for a high turnover of tourists. The Duomo is a must see. It’s Italy’s largest church.....  more
    A lovely place to walk. There is no public Wi-Fi - this is disappointing. Food; not good quality as it is aimed for a high turnover of tourists. The Duomo is a must see. It’s Italy’s largest church.....  more »
  • Incredible building - had a lovely sunny day for the terraces. Beautiful inside and saw a service which was lovely. Architectural area in the basement was amazing - our families favourite bit. Highly....  more
    Incredible building - had a lovely sunny day for the terraces. Beautiful inside and saw a service which was lovely. Architectural area in the basement was amazing - our families favourite bit. Highly....  more »
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  • Enjoyed a quick visit to this iconic attraction. Really loved the ability to venture in the rooftop which was surprising and awesome (despite the ongoing restoration work). Views from the top are fantastic. The inside is grand too. Staff were helpful and polite. Although it could benefit from better signage. Access inside to some areas restricted 😏
  • What must amazed me was being walking on the top of the roof, which is not common. The Duomo is big, the architecture of the outside is very impressive and beautiful. The church inside, based on the other churches I have seen before, this one didn’t impressive. As any other European church, of course is beautiful and it’s big, I have seen better ones. But, I think you should go because every perspective is always different and it’s worth it. I took the lift (elevator) to go to the top. This entrance is on the right side of the back of the church. Opposite side where you can buy the tickets. IMPORTANT: for women you tummy needs to be cover and your shoulders. I had a tide dress and it wasn’t a problem. My husband had shorts and a t-shirt and he was fine go inside. The elevator doesn’t go down, it’s only to go up. We took the stairs to come down.
  • This was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I came on a rainy day in December. Tickets were online and cost 16 regular 8 reduced. While this is a little steep, you can really spend 1-2 hours here. It is a lot of stairs but can be done in only a few minutes, and if you’re able-bodied it shouldn’t be an issue. Once at the viewing platform, the views are CRAZY! Super beautiful on every side and it is so cool to be walking along the outside of the roof of the church. Surreal. Another set of stairs takes you to the actual roof where the views are even better. Incredibly beautiful and historical architecture. Coming down the stairs you enter the Cathedral itself which is adorned with sculptures, painting, and more beautiful architecture. We came on a Sunday so we were able to observe a mass as well. This was an absolutely wonderful experience. It’s famous for a reason, don’t miss it!
  • Definitely a must see. Get the rooftop ticket access and book the earlier ones. I bought the full access and it was well worth it for me. I read that going to the rooftop by foot might be faster than waiting in line for the lift access. As of Sept 2023, part of the roof was closed off due to cleaning/restoration. But the views and experience was nonetheless amazing.
  • Fabulous experience to visit the Duomo in Milan. We took the Skip the like tickets for the full tour (Rooftops, Cathedral and Museum), although that was a mistake. While we were able to go to the rooftops, the cathedral closed in the afternoon and opened at 5PM in the evening. This was a major inconvenience as we had not planned for the same and we ended up missing the cathedral visit completely. Considering we paid 55 Euros for 2 persons as part of the Rooftop and Cathedral visit, this proved to be a relatively expensive mistake. Nevertheless the rooftop visit was awesome. Some advice - the rooftop visit is pretty long and more so on a weekend. You have to wait in the line while it moves along the rooftop. Also the lift only takes you to a particular floor, after which you still have to climb a few more flights of stairs and I didn't see accessibility ramps for those stairs. And the trip back to the ground floor is by the stairs for most people. The views are magnificent from the top and the architecture is just stunning. Must visit for sure and I intend to go back to see the Cathedral again.

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