Join the only skip-the line tour of the Milan Duomo and discover the Cathedral and Terraces with Veneranda Fabbrica, the organization that for over 600 years has been responsible for preservation and restoration of the church. Learn about the history of the Cathedral, marvel at the beauty of its decorations, and uncover its hidden symbols. Climb up onto the rooftops and enjoy a beautiful walk among the spires.
The tour starts from the archaeological area underneath the Cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of St. Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, and St. Augustine to discover the Baptistery of St. John and the Church of Santa Tecla. Built during the 4th century and demolished in the Medieval Age to make space for the Cathedral, the ruins on this archaeological site were discovered in 1961. You will see a magnificent example of an octagonal early Christian Baptistery and learn about daily life in Milan during the Roman Age, when the city was capital of the Empire.A short walk from the archaeological area and you will reach the inside of the Cathedral. It is the most iconic monument of the city of Milan and one of the biggest churches in the world. With its 3,400 statues, 55 stained glass windows, beautiful altars and paintings, the Duomo is the most important example of Gothic style in Northern Italy. Learn about the history of the construction and look at Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern artworks.The elevator takes you up to the roof, where you will see spires and sculptures close-up. Climb 50 steps to reach the highest Terraces and walk near the main spire, which hosts the golden statue of the Virgin. Enjoy a magnificent view of the city, discover monuments and landmarks with your guide and, on bright days, you will even see the Alps.