Milan Duomo, Archaeological Area & Rooftops Private Fast-Track Guided Tour

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From $70.93

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Milan’s Duomo Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece steeped in centuries of history. This full-access, priority admission pass gives you access to the interior of the cathedral, the archaeological area down below, and the rooftop terrace with a private tour guide. Learn about the church’s ancient history, see the golden Madonnina, and take in the panoramic views of Milan during this private tour.
  • Get priority admission to the Duomo Cathedral in Milan
  • Explore the interior and archaeological areas with a guide
  • Take in the views of Milan from the rooftop terrace
  • A private guide ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Private guided tour with an official guide from the Duomo of Milan
  • Skip-the-line at the Ticket Office
  • Fast-track entrance to the Rooftop Terraces
  • Duomo Pass ticket: Cathedral, Archaeological Area, Rooftops, Museum and San Gottardo Church
  • Microphone system
  • Food and Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • del Duomo, 14 del Duomo, 14, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

    Your guide will be waiting for you 10 minutes before the tour in front of the main Duomo Ticket Office in Piazza Duomo 14/A on the left-hand side of the Cathedral's side doors. Your guide will bring you your entrance tickets and microphone system before starting the guided tour.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note thet in the unlikely event of closures of the Rooftops, the guided tour will include the Duomo Museum (closed on Wednesdays))
  • 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Comfortable shoes are recommended on the Rooftops.
  • Get to the The meeting point (opposite the ticket office in Piazza Duomo 14/A, on the opposite side of the street),10 minutes before the start of the guided tour. The guide will hand out the tickets.
  • Pushchairs can be used inside the Cathedral and the Archaeological Area but MUST be closed and carried by hand on the Rooftops
  • Visitors are subject to security checks by law enforcement before visiting the Cathedral and the Rooftops. Please be ready to go through an airport-style security system.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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62 reviews
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Beautiful Views with Great Guide
Elizabeth_T, Mar 2023
Federico was a fantastic guide, she was extremely personable and knowledgeable. The information she shared with us definitely enhanced our visit. We loved our tour!
Amazing Duomo!
April_M, Mar 2023
SO COOL! The entire tour was great but WOW the rooftop was amazing! Great tour - my 21 yr old loved every minute!
Excellent tour
AnaCristina_F, Mar 2023
Luca is an excellent guide! He gave us a class of history and culture. Perfect tour to know more about the history of Duomo di Milano. We didn't have to wait to entry The Church and any space of the tour, like the roof. We highly recomend this tour
Beautiful experience at the Duomo
Luz_A, Mar 2023
Discovering Duomo! Loved all the history behind this magnificent church. It was a very good decision to get this tour with Viator.
Ruth_D, Mar 2023
We found our tour guide very informative and pleasant. We would have hesitation in recommending to family and fr
Family experience
Lisa_H, Mar 2023
Wonderful tour with Elisa. She was easy to walk with, gave wonderful information and even had pictures to share. We had 3 kids and they were engaged the whole time. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough! A must do ❤️
Amazing views
cheryl_a, Feb 2023
Our guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable. I have a fear of enclosed spaces and heights. There is a lift to take you to the top and she arranged for it to be just us do the lift wasnt crowded. Once at the top the view is incredible. But there are open steps to go to the roof and down from the roof. You cant fall but you can see all the way down and i was so scared. She completely understood and held my hand and kept asking if i was ok. She also organised a lift down instead of taking a narrow staircase. The views at the top and being so close to the architecture is stunning
A fantastic tour!
Randy_S, Feb 2023
This tour was amazing. It included the best tour guide who knew every detail about the history of the Duomo and answered every question we asked!! The rooftop was spectacular!
Great tour!
Elizabeth_B, Feb 2023
Our guide was wonderful! Very informative and answered all of our specific and in-depth questions. I would definitely recommend!
Excellent experience
Anna_O, Jan 2023
We went in January 2023, during the off season. It was excellent! Our small group ended up being just us. Our guide was attentive, very knowledgeable and kind. He was a local to Milan and you there wasn’t a question he couldn’t answer. I very highly recommend touring the Duomo, underground and rooftop. I highly recommend Vincent and the tour group.
Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide - five stars!
Sophie_C, Jan 2023
This was a wonderful tour. We were so impressed with our guide Victor, who was so knowledgeable about the Duomo and surrounds and really brought it to life for us. An absolute highlight of our trip and I can’t recommend it strongly enough.
Make sure they can do your tour at the hour you booked it for…
Zaira_P, Dec 2022
I didn’t do the tour…I’ll tell you why 1. I get a call about 5 hrs before my trip to inform me that the Duomo is closing at 5 so my 4-5:30 tour was either going to be reduced to an hour or had the option of getting there at 3:15 to star my tour at 3:30pm. I told the person that I couldn’t do that time because I was traveling from London to which the person who called me proceeded to assure me that if I was there at 4pm they would just cut the tour 30 mins. 2. I arrived at the tour location at 3:43pm just in time for my initial scheduled tour. There was no one there to meet me or greet me. When I go the ticket entrance, I couldn’t even get in, was told by the two people at the door that the Duomo was closed and I would have to contact my tour company. 3. I call back 5 times using the number that called me initially, no answer. I want a full refund and an apology. I’m sure the tour company knew the Duomo was closing at a specific time in advance.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Zaira, due to security reasons related to an unscheduled event, the Cathedral had to close early. The Duomo infopoint contacted you as soon as the early closure was finalised. We confirm that the guide was waiting for you at the meeting point indicated at the side doors of the Duomo, which are located on the right side of the cathedral opposite the Ticket Office in Piazza Duomo 14/A. Before trying to enter the Duomo, had you passed by the infopoint to collect your tickets? Thank you for any details you may wish to share that will help us better understand what happened. Best regards
Excellent tour. A highlight of our trip.
clairesullivan557, Dec 2022
Excellent tour. I have been to the Duomo twice before and our guide showed us things that I never knew I even missed. The history, the stories, and the little details he shared made this a highlight of our Milan trip. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your feed-back we are pleased that your visit was a pleasant experience. We look forward to seeing you if you return to Milan!
Get up to that rooftop!
Odette_T, Dec 2022
There was so much history and architecture at the Duomo, and the big epic finale was when we were taken up to the rooftop. We had tried to time the tour to hopefully end near sunset time, and though we missed it (not a big deal), it was also great to see the start of the night lift below. Jose was a great guide, he invited and answered questions, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your feed-back, the terraces provide an impressive view of the city at all hours of the day. Definitely mysterious when the city lights start to come on and evening falls. We look forward to seeing you if you return to Milan!
Worth it
Adeline_C, Dec 2022
The tour was well organised and informative. Guide was helpful to provide other information about other tourist sites.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are glad the visit was a pleasant experience! Thank you for sharing your experience.
Great tour!
LauraL_L, Nov 2022
Great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and personable. The Duomo is amazing and the arqueological sites are very interesting. Loved the rooftops and the city views. I think this tour is a must.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you if you return to Milan. Happy New Year!
Fast-Track Guided Tour is a great tour
Martha_B, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our guides explanations of the amazing art and architecture of the Duomo. She was really good at answering our questions. We loved sitting on the roof of the Duomo and were pleasantly surprised by the archaeological area.
Duomo top to bottom with Sarah
rjsnouffer, Oct 2022
Sarah provided one of the best tours I have ever taken. She was so knowledgeable about the history, architecture, and artifacts. In addition she was friendly and receptive to questions. Highly recommend this tour and Sarah.
Gorgeous Domo
Kristel_M, Oct 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The Domo is gorgeous- so much to see in such a small amount of time. I highly recommend it!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you if you return to Milan. Happy New Year!
Lots of information, love it
Ran_J, Sep 2022
The private tour only had me and my friend, and our tour Maria (sorry if I got your name wrong) was very patient to explain every detail of Duomo. The amount of knowledge we learn was amazing. We went up the roof and had the best view of Milan. Definitely recommend it for anyone interested in history and culture
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you if you return to Milan. Happy New Year!