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  4. Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

Product ID: 157473
Marvel at panoramic vistas of Milan from its most famous landmark. Amble the rooftop of a cathedral that took nearly 600 years to complete. Gaze at the exquisite craftsmanship of Italy's largest church.
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  • Take in the city from the top of its most sacred structure
  • Learn the 600-year-long history of one of Europe's largest cathedrals
  • Continue to the cathedral's museum (entry ticket not included) to complete your visit
Full description
Avoid the hassle of buying an entrance ticket to the Milan Duomo on the day by picking one up in advance. By far the most unique feature of the cathedral is its vast rooftop, granting a panoramic viewpoint over Milan and a birds-eye perspective on the church itself. With options to challenge yourself by mounting the 250 stairs up to the rooftop, or to take a ride on the convenient elevator, the rooftop is accessible to all with a desire to see this iconic sight.

Once you’re on the rooftop, peer out over the city from over 150 feet above street level while taking in the characteristic rows of white marble spires. An enduring symbol of Milan, the cathedral broke ground in 1386, only to be finished in 1965. Built of stunning marble quarried from the Candoglia region, there are few better examples of Italian Gothic architecture in existence.
  • Entry ticket for the terraces of the Milan Duomo
  • Milan Duomo gift
  • 10% discount at the Duomo Shop (products of the “Adopt a Spire" line and books already on sale are excluded from the promotion)
  • Become a donor to preserve the Cathedral’s eternal beauty and get a free gadget. Select donation add-on when booking.
What’s Not Included
  • Entry ticket to the Milan Duomo
  • Fast track entry
  • Museum entry ticket (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Entry ticket for the Church of St. Gottardo in Corte (closed on Mondays)
  • Entry ticket for the archaeological area
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

For terrace access via stairs: go on the right side of the Duomo, where you will see stairs access sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The terraces are open daily from 09:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Last timing for tickets is 6:00 PM and the last admission is at 6:10 PM.
• Last entrance to the cathedral is at 7:00 PM.
• Be prepared to go through an airport-style security check.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 648 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Since it was off season, I made a reservation just to take the elevator without prioritizing, but there was no waiting time, so I was fine with the result. The roof was half-restored, but the roof is filled with fine sculptures that haven't missed any details. I was able to see the statue of Mary overlooking the city up close and it was fun to overlook the city of Milan. The stairs may be enjoyable for young people, but we recommend that you use the sightseeing time with the elevator meaningfully because the elderly and the hot season are tough.

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December 20, 2019

Perfect in every way! The wait time for our 10a was about 30 minutes for the elevators. Had we gotten there 5 minutes later we would have had to wait over an hour as the line was LONG. The views from above are fantastic, you can take as long as you want to walk around. There are a few stairs to climb to get up to one level but very manageable. A must see if in Milan

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November 11, 2019

I'd recommend booking online so you don't have to wait in the queue to buy a ticket. It was quick and easy to enter with a pre-paid ticket. We went up to the terrace of the cathedral via stairs. The stairs are fairly narrow, but definitely manageable. The views from the terrace are priceless!

August 19, 2019

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