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Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

1. Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

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Milan: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

2. Milan: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Explore Milan's most beautiful landmarks from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, and admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square, all the while protected from the rain and sun in your personal rickshaw.

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Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

3. Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

Travel in style as you explore Milan's most beautiful locations from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Szfora Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica and discover the financial district, where you can spot the provocative L.O.V.E statue. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square and La Scala Opera House Square and visit the elegant Brera District as well as many other attractions on this sightseeing tour.

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2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

4. 2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

Spend 2 enjoyable hours with a professional tour guide who will show you the main monuments in the city known around the world. The tour starts from Piazza della Scala, where you will admire one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world. Walk along Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery with its shops and Cafés until Duomo Square where you can view its Cathedral, the undisputed symbol of Milan. The tour guide will carry you through Piazza dei Mercanti and Cordusio area until the Sforza Castle, the extraordinary fortress of Milan with several magnificent inner courtyards. The guided tour will be prolonged through Sempione Park, the largest green area in the city situated behind the Sforza Castle. The itinerary has been rigorously selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the great masterpieces everyone knows. You are guaranteed a professional and, of course, an enjoyable experience. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey of discovering the city center of Milan by night.

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Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

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Milan: History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

6. Milan: History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

Meet your friendly guide in the bustling Piazza del Duomo then set off on your tour to discover the very best that Milan has to offer. Follow your guide through the city’s charming streets, admiring the intricate and impressive architecture that surrounds you. Along the way, learn about the various architectural influences in the city as well as some of Milan’s most prominent architects. Highlights of the tour include the Duomo, the Gallery of Victor Emanuel, La Scala Theater, and more. You’ll also uncover hidden gems that only the locals know about, including Corso Garibaldi, Corso Como, and Isola. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Milan’s impressive history and architecture, as well as plenty of tips and recommendations to enhance your visit.

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Milan: City Treasure Hunt

7. Milan: City Treasure Hunt

Start your treasure hunt in the breathtaking Piazza Duomo, a sight you'll remember forever. From here, meet your local guide and receive the 'tools' of the game — a guide booklet containing interesting information and questions and activities, and of course a map. Divide into teams or play against other participating teams before setting off on your exploration of this ancient city. Bounce from one point to the next, as quickly or slowly as you like, answering the questions and perhaps enjoying a coffee or gelato along the way. Together with your team members, uncover what makes Milan, Milan — its culture, the beautiful buildings, lovely people, hidden gardens and unexpected charming streets. Check in with your guide along the way who will then meet you at the end of the tour to check your answers and reward the winning team.

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Milan Duomo Cathedral Tour

8. Milan Duomo Cathedral Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo and start visiting the impressive gothic Cathedral! Inspect the endless details of its façade and admire the statues, the spires, the bizarre gargoyles and many other oddities. Skip the lines and enjoy priority access to the largest Italian cathedral and marvel at this imposing monument. Your tourist guide is ready to focus on the countless statues, the decorations, the colourful stained-glass windows that tireless craftsmen designed along the centuries and be amazed while hearing about the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross or the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs. Stroll along the aisles, reach the main altar and pay homage to the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of Milan Holy Patrons, host inside the crypt below.

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Milan: Cathedral Rooftop Tour

9. Milan: Cathedral Rooftop Tour

See Milan from above on a 1-hour tour that takes you to the rooftop terraces of the Duomo. Meet your guide in Piazza del Duomo and admire the cathedral’s façade, its statues, spires, and gargoyles. Skip the lines at the ticket office and make your way to the elevator entrance with your guide. Ride the elevator to the top and walk along the roof of the magnificent cathedral. Take in spectacular views of Milan. On a clear day you can see as far as the Italian Alps – the mountains separating Italy from Switzerland. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level and see the golden statute of the Virgin Mary, shining bright atop the main spire.

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From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

10. From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

Discover Milan on this day trip from Rome by train. Find out what the Italian capital of Fashion has to offer, including history and art, shopping streets and gorgeous architecture. During this exciting day, you visit the majestic Cathedral and its famous square, the Cathedral Museum and the Church of San Gottardo in Corte. While you tour the city learn about the rich history of the city, its architecture and famous art.  After exploring the art and history of Milan you will go to a covered shopping mall, the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele that connects Duomo Square with the Piazza della Scala, the square in front of the famous La Scala Opera House. After that, you will discover Milan's most fashionable shopping street Via Montenapoleone before ending the tour in  Castello Sforzesco Square.

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What people are saying about Duomo Square

The Duomo is amazing inside. It was well worth climbing the 250 steps to go on the rooftop also with views over the city and to admire the amazing architecture so closely.

Very practical, this app you can easily book in advance by skipping the line Duomo nice to see especially the terraces a little less the underground

You have to climb the stairs a bit, but the view compensates for the effort. Just beautiful, great cathedral roof decorations and an amazing view.

Easy, convenient and efficient way to see one of the best attractions on Milan!

Beautiful. Take the elevator not the stairs up to the rooftop.