Rooftop Guided Tour of Milan's Duomo and Hop on Hop off optional

Milano, Italy

From USD 45.65

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy skip-the-line access to the top of the Milan Duomo on this guided evening tour. Ride an elevator most of the way to the rooftop of the cathedral, and then there are only 50 steps to climb to arrive at the very top. Learn about the Duomo’s history and architecture as you take in views across Milan and, on a clear day, well beyond the city. Optional Hop on Hop off 2 days ticket to visit the city on panoramic buses.
  • Gain priority access to the Duomo, Milan’s most notable monument
  • Learn about the cathedral’s fascinating history and architecture from your guide
  • Enjoy wraparound views of Milan from the rooftop
  • Hear stories behind the church’s statues, spires, and buttresses as you admire them up close
  • Optional Hop on Hop off 2 days ticket

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Earphones (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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • del Duomo, 4 del Duomo, 4, 20123 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at the dramatic front of the Milan Duomo, the city’s most iconic landmark. Enjoy views of the spires and expanses of white marble as you contemplate the size of the enormous cathedral.

After receiving your headphones, listen to stories about the Duomo—including how it took almost 600 years to complete—and how it fits into the history of Milan. This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is Italy’s largest cathedral, and one of the biggest in the world.

Make your way to the elevator entrance with your guide, avoiding waiting in the line thanks to your pre-booked ticket, and take the lift up to the first terrace of the cathedral roof. From there, walk around to the front of the Duomo—admiring spires up close—and ascend the last steps to reach the highest part of the rooftop. The golden Madonnina statue atop the highest spire is clearly visible from here, and on a clear day you may even see as far as the Italian Alps.

Descend the steps and elevator to return to the pavement below, and your tour ends where it began outside the Duomo.

Upgrade: Hop on Hop off 2 days ticket:

Discover the most iconic and fascinating places in Milan, with the tours on double-decker buses. Be enchanted by the modernity and the efficiency of the city, comfortably seated on our panoramic buses, listening to the stories and anecdotes of our audio guides.

Get off and take your time to visit Cenacolo, Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Science and Technology Museum, Navigli and more, and get on again on the bus whenever you want. The ticket allow you to start the tour from all bus stops and don’t forget that you can get on and off whenever you want.

Duomo di Milano

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, preferably with a rubber sole
  • During hot days it is recommended to wear a sun hat
  • The elevator has a maximum capacity of 7 people, so you may encounter a wait to get to the roof
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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273 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Subpar experience with tour guide.
Navgeet_G, June 2023
I did the 330pm tour on a day it was raining in the morning. I tried to call the number provided and there was no answer. VIATOR reached out to the guide by email and there was no response as to if the tour was cancelled or not. I showed up and we were given our radios by 12oz coffee shop and then taken infront of the duomo to meet our guide. The guide was last as she was finishing up the previous tour. Once we started, the radio sound was muffled and the sound quality poor and hard to hear and the guide didnt even do a proper intro she took us to the duomo and just said the elevator is having problems and to be patient. She could have filled this time with some history or intros but we just stood there until we went up in the elevator. From there she rushed us through the tour telling us the lines were really bad etc. She was going well ahead of the tour group and the voice would cut out because she was far ahead. At one point one of the tour group memebers radios stopped working and the guide made half an effort to try to help and then said "sorry theres nothing i can do". They should have multiple extrs radios on hand in my opinion because radios stop working often in my experience with tours like these. The rest of the group tried to help more than the tour guide did. Overall the duomo is beautiful and a must see but the experience with the tour guide was subpar.
Stunning views.
Kathy_W, June 2023
I've been to Milan and it's seen the duomo a few times but never experienced the top of the Duomo. It was absolutely stunning to see the gargoyles and the view from the top. The elevator ride to the top was much appreciated and the walk down wasn't as bad as I thought it ould be. We had a great tour guide thank you for this great experience.
Milan rooftop funtastico!!!
Madeline_T, June 2023
Kiara was hysterical but very knowledgeable!! The views were fantastic! You see much more than the duomo but the surrounding buildings and landscapes!!
Very knowledgeable tour guide
Leanne_L, May 2023
Excellent !!! Guide was knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and very responsive to questions .. we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him,
Terrible don't waste your money
Rocco_S, May 2023
Not worth it at all..... sorry but no Nice friendly people but an English tour and she kept speaking Italian The ear buds were terrible and kept coming out.... had to wait 15 minutes to get in and then at the end there was a 20 minute line to get out but our tour guide cut the line and left on her own..... while the 8 of us were left on the roof in the rain to wait behind everyone else getting out.... overall not worth it at all
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Rocco, tour was regularly done in English as everybody were English speaking, you are the only one that is reporting this, we really don't know why.. If the ear buds were not fitting well you could ask at the beginning of the tour to change it, but you didn't. At the end of the tour you have the possibility to stay on the rooftops how long as you want, this is clearly written in the description. Unfortunately the guide can't do the same as she has to give back all the headsets to the person in charge that is waiting downstairs, but you probably didn't get this point. Anyway thanks for your feedback. Best Regards Davide
Tour guide was a no show
MichaelPhilippe_G, May 2023
I made a special stop over to Milano to do this tour . It said to meet at the 12 oz coffee shop in the square under the arches 15 min prior to the tour at 315 I arrived at 305p and waited til 350p no one sjowed up from the tour company 4 other people where waiting as well No notice from tour company or guide stay away from this site they are not trustworthy of your time and money.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Michael Giovanni, the tour guide was at the meeting point waiting for you from 3:20pm till 3:35pm and you didn't showed up. We tried to call you several times but you were not reachable, furthermore you didn't call us in order to receive assistance, we are easily reachable by phone, whatsapp, email and Viator message system. The other 4 people that you mentioned had a private tour that regularly started at 4:00pm, you were the only one missing from the group tour. We thank you for let us demonstrate the legitimacy of our work. Best Regards Davide
Best tour we were ever on because of the guide
Thomas_B, May 2023
We toured the top of the Milan Duomo today with our guide, our expert guide Chara. Out of all the trips, and all the tours we have ever taken, we had the most fun with her, and it was the best tour ever. From her friends, Florida.
A Whole New Perspective
Bruce_M, Apr 2023
What a fantastic way to see the Duomo. Seeing the architecture up close puts a whole new perspective on experiencing the Duomo. The views of Milan are wonderful and having the input from the guide really adds to the experience. An excellent tour!
Quick access to the rooftop.
Hugh_H, Apr 2023
What you're paying for is to skip the massive line to get in as well as access to the rooftop. The actual tour guide is a joke which you can just tune out as you don't have to wear the headset they give you.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Hugh, we are sorry to read this from you as our tour guides are all passionate and professionals, as you can read from the 98% of the reviews that we receive everyday. Thanks for sharing your personal thinking. Best Regards Davide
Nice views
Bree_S, Mar 2023
Nice views of Milan. The tour size is rather large and the space is crowded, it can be hard to hear a bit (the guides mic picks up a lot of background noise). Provides a nice orientation of the city, but does not include access to the Cathedral itself.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Bree, you bought the Rooftops tour that obviously doens't include the Cathedral access, but you could buy the Combo Supersaver tour with both visit of the Cathedral and Rooftops. Group maximum size is 25 people, as written in the tour description.. Best Regards Davide
Rooftop Guided Tour of Milan's Duomo
Crizaldy_J, Mar 2023
This was the highlight of our trip to Milan, besides the shopping and dining experience. Milan is very Metropolitan and more diverse than other Italian cities.
Tour guide not worth the price
Joanna_D, Mar 2023
Rooftops are worth going but without a guide tour. Didn’t find out much additional information from the guide to what was already provided on the inside tour.
Good short tour.
Laura_G, Jan 2023
Tour was well organized and guide seemed knowledgeable. Not many things to say because It was a short tour bit we enjoyed it.
Absolute Must in Milan!
Tim_R, Dec 2022
Wonderful tour guide and breathtaking views! Perfect amount of time and exposure to one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Beautiful architecture and unique views of Milan’s downtown business skyrises.
Duomo Rooftop fast access and excelent Guide
JuanJose_d, Dec 2022
This tour was part of the Milan-Super-Saver tour and as soon as I reached the meeting point I was seamlessly integrated with the group led by Susanna, who not only knew a lot of the Duomo, its history and context, but also shared interesting and curious tips and sights from the cathedral and sorrounding buildings and sights. She also was all the time aware of the group, the pace and the weather (a cold day of December) and was a perfect balanced of cultural and fun experience. Definitely worthed and probably will book the rest of the Duomo tour with them
Lovely detailed and comprehensive!
Alishba_A, Dec 2022
This was an excellent tour for anyone and family friendly! If you cannot climb many stairs, are afraid of heights, this is not for you. The meeting point is usually under the arches in front of 12oz coffee in the Duomo square, my only criticism is that the operating company can have a larger sign/flag, it was not intuitive to find out tour guide. You will be given headphones and an audio device which work very well to hear the tour guide. You will then be directed to the side entrance to access the Duomo rooftop. From there the tour is beautiful and seamless very knowledge packed and you receive access to pretty much the entire roof over the course of your tour. There are some slippery marble steps and some lovely but steep views for anyone who may need some Dramamine for heights or motion sickness. Sunset is a beautiful time to go and try to book on a non rainy day to get the full effect. Would definitely book again!
Can’t go wrong with this tour!
Debbie_P, Nov 2022
Despite the rainy weather the view from the rooftops were amazing! Simon was a very informative guide!
Something different to...
Jennifer_C, Nov 2022
Something different to the usual tourist treks. Loved it. To see this amazing artistry of stonemasons from times past was mind boggling. The sheer bravery and talent of those people cannot be appreciated enough.
Milan Duomo
Eira_W, Sept 2022
Found it difficult to find our guide, but he found us. I had not read the email properly. Our roof top guide was very good.
Perfect tour and timed correctly! 👍
Carolyn_C, Aug 2022
We thought the tour was all good! We recommend to do this tour separately so we could enjoy the rest of the day in Milan. We toured the Duomo/Last Supper/theatre separately. It’s the way to go! Tour guide was great also!

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