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Skip the Line: Milan Duomo Guided Tour

Milano, Italy
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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Milan Duomo, the city’s cathedral, on this guided tour. Choose either a weekend or weekday for this tour, during which you’ll learn about the art, history, and legends about the enormous cathedral. Go underground to explore the crypt to see the tomb of a 16th-century saint, and admire the spacious interior of the largest cathedral in Italy.
  • Milan Duomo tour led by an expert guide
  • Skip past the lines with priority access during a weekend or weekday tour
  • Marvel at the flamboyant Gothic design, with its abundance of spires and statues
  • Explore the vast interior and the crypt
  • Learn about the history of Milan and its majestic cathedral from a professional, licensed guide
  • Uncover hidden symbols of the cathedral and hear the legends associated with the much-loved landmark
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Professional guide
Use of headphones (used if there are more than 6 pax on tour)
Spanish, French, German and Italian speaking Guide is available only in Private Group option
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities del Duomo, 4 , del Duomo, 4, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

Duomo Square n.4 (under the arches next to 12 OZ Coffee Joint). Meet the Guide 15 minutes before the starting time.

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in front of the Milan Duomo, and—if there are more than six people on the tour—don headphones so you won’t miss anything your guide says. Admire the exterior of the cathedral before going inside, contemplating the nearly 600 years it took to finish construction and the seemingly endless array of statues and spires that decorate the Duomo.

Follow your guide right past the lines on this skip-the-line tour, entering the dimly-lit cathedral. Learn about some of the lesser-known architectural and design features—including some symbols that are usually associated with paganism—as well as some of the cathedral’s prominent elements.

See paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows decorating the vast interior space—the largest cathedral in Italy—and hear how Milan’s Duomo fits into the city’s history. Go beneath the Duomo floor into the crypt below the altar to see the tomb of Saint Charles Borromeo, a 16th-century archbishop of Milan.

The tour finishes back outside the cathedral in Piazza Duomo.

Note that you’ll need to choose either a weekend or weekday departure. This tour does not include a visit to the Duomo rooftop.
Stop At:  
Duomo di Milano
Duomo Cathedral
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the churches.
  • It is FORBIDDEN to introduce inside Duomo food, liquids, knifes, ceramic mugs and everything that can be used as blunt weapon.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Veditalia
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Milan Duomo Guided Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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  • "A must during the visit, even though there was no line when we were there." See review

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We had an excellent time...
, May 2022
We had an excellent time inside the duomo with our private guide. She had a lot of information and pointed out a lot of small things that we would had otherwise missed completely! We would definately book a tour with het again!
Great tour of Duomo!
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. She knew extensive information about the history of Milan and the Duomo. We were very pleased with the tour.
Top Notch Guide
, Jul 2021
Wonderful guide with excellent knowledge of cathedral. Very personable. Responsive to questions. Highly recommend
Must visit
, Feb 2020
Enjoyed the visit at the Duomo immensely. In a small group with a very knowledgable guide with good sense of humour.
Divine Duomo!
, Oct 2019
Great, knowledgeable guide who had been doing tours 10 years. She had a sense of humour and made it interesting for us. Small group which was nice. Our time had been changed from morning to afternoon. Found this out after calling the office to be told the change due to numbers. Shame as we were hanging around waiting until I rang the office. Overall very good value and insight.
Very good! A must!
, Oct 2019
A very good tour. A must during the visit, even though there was no line when we were there. A lot of interesting info. The brochure inside the cathedral does not cover even 10%. We didn't take the similar tour in Florence, and it was a mistake.
Doumo tour
Caroline M
, Jun 2019
Howcome my tour had to start at 15.15 and at 14.15 received a phone where am i as the tour is going to start. I had to run to join the tour. Disappointed as i had to be advised before that there was a change in the timings
Hightly recommend
, Oct 2018
This is well worth doing. Our guide was wonderful and very informative. We saw things that we would not have seen had we gone on our own. I know this because I went back a few days later on my own and it was a limited experience.
Excellent guide but not too much info during purchase
Dina A
, Aug 2018
Our guide was great, she’s very experienced and gave us a lot of information about the Duomo. Her English is also very good. However, I was surprised that the tour did not includ the rooftop. This needs to be clearly stated at the stage of purchase under exclusions
We rarely take guided tours when...
walid t
, Jan 2018
We rarely take guided tours when travelling and this time we did so to skip the long line to enter the duomo. It was worth the try not only for the line but for the excellent viator insight guide of this amazing cathedral. Not to be missed when visiting Milan especially with a guided tour .
What an amazing building, and...
, Sep 2017
What an amazing building, and skipping the line was definitely the right thing to do. It truly opened up the rest of the day for learning more about this great city.
This tour was amazing! We were taken...
Andrew C
, Sep 2017
This tour was amazing! We were taken on top of The Duomo as well as all around the Church. Our guide Deborah was very informative and very easy to understand. Would highly recommend this tour!
The guide was great and mentioned...
, Aug 2017
The guide was great and mentioned some interesting facts but after we lost some time going through security, there was little time for her to show us the beautiful church. I don't think it was worth the cost.
Cara was our guide she was so...
Deborah M
, Aug 2017
Cara was our guide she was so informative and had a great sense of humour. The Duomo was spectacular we added the roof top well worth the extra.
It was a wonderful tour. The tour guide...
Frederic F
, Dec 2016
It was a wonderful tour. The tour guide was very good in doing her job.
tour guide was excellent , inside the...
, Nov 2016
tour guide was excellent , inside the Duomo was amazing ,well worth a visit
The tour was great and the guide...
, Oct 2016
The tour was great and the guide also, however when I booked the tour I requested the tour with the elevator. When I got there the guide told me that it was only the inside tour - no elevator needed. I was able to purchase a ticket from him and do the other part of the tour which was fantastic - on the rooftop of the Duomo - I'm so glad I was lucky enough to get this. I was also lucky that the tour was on Sunday - I got to hear the organ which sounded wonderful all during the tour if you don't like music playing which can make it a bit hard to hear the guide, don't go on a Sunday. Our guide was good about making himself heard and picking quieter places to explain things. Walking the rooftop isn't for the faint at heart and does include up and down steps but well worth it. Not only is the view terrific, but seeing the statues and flying buttresses up close and walking through them is great. A word of caution - don't take a backpack if at all possible for the rooftop tour - the guards make you empty it for security. Even a handbag gets a thorough look through. The security isn't quite a tough for the inside tour. Unfortunately with the state of the world this is something we need to get used to, but everyone was very polite and helpful. This is something not to be missed.
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This group tour was informative and our...
, Sep 2016
This group tour was informative and our guide was very knowledgeable.
A must see in Milan for the historic...
, Jul 2016
A must see in Milan for the historic value and understanding of the Catholic religion and the architecture used to build the magnificent edifice.
Not a bad tour of the Duomo, wish...
, Jul 2016
Not a bad tour of the Duomo, wish our tour guide was able to give some more historical information about the construction of design of the cathedral itself.

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