Beat the crowds at Milan’s Cathedral, or Duomo, with skip-the-line access during this 1-hour guided tour. Select from a weekend or weekday departure, then marvel at this glorious Gothic spectacle, one of the world’s largest churches. Accompanied by an expert guide, walk through the candlelit interior viewing the statues, spires and stained glass. Hear fascinating anecdotes and legends associated with the captivating cathedral. Descend into the crypt beneath the altar and see the tomb where the 16th-century archbishop Saint Charles Borromeo is buried.
Select from a weekend or weekday departure, then meet your guide at Piazza Duomo. If your tour group has more than six participants, you’ll be provided with headphones to ensure you can hear the enlightening commentary.Before venturing inside Milan’s most famous monument, take some time to admire the exterior. This vast cathedral took almost six centuries to complete and offers spectacular views from every angle, with an extravagant assortment of panels, beautiful statuary, grotesque gargoyles and spires.Breeze past the queues with your skip-the-line ticket, then follow your guide into the dark and atmospheric nave. Examine the artistic and architectural features of the church, which include stunning marble altars, countless paintings and sculptures, as well as more than 50 colorful stained glass windows. Hear tales about Milan’s history and listen to interesting anecdotes about the Duomo.Let your professional guide point out some of the cathedral's less prominent design details, including zodiac engravings — typically pagan symbols. Descend a marble staircase into the crypt and view the tomb that holds the remains of venerated Saint Charles Borromeo, the 16th-century archbishop of Milan.After around an hour, your tour finishes back in Piazza Duomo.