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Milan: Duomo Rooftops and Cathedral Guided Tour with Tickets
54 USD
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Unlock over 7 centuries of history inside the Duomo and take the lift to its rooftop for one of the best views in Milan on this guided walking tour with skip-the-line entry tickets included.
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Our guided tour to the roof terraces and the Duomo is the perfect opportunity to discover Milan’s most significant monument from every point of view! The Duomo boasts over seven centuries of history. Commenced in 1386 and completed only in the 20th century, it is an unmissable stop in your Milanese staying: its imposing presence and sheer beauty are impossible to ignore. Meet in front of the Cathedral and take the lift to reach a breath-taking roof terrace of about 8,000 square meters. There, you’ll be able to admire 135 spires, pinnacles, flying buttresses and many statues. It is almost impossible to believe it, but the Duomo features about 3,400 statues! Designed and carved throughout the centuries, they portray a vast range of biblical and historical figures, gargoyles, animals, little monsters, dragons, faces, and puzzling silhouettes. And if you think that the Duomo is now complete, you’re wrong! New statues have been carved and installed in recent times to represent the city’s contemporary history. In the second part of the tour you’ll also enter into the cathedral, which is an absolute masterpiece, a stunning architecture that took centuries to complete. In 1386, the first duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, commissioned the construction of this cathedral upon the ruins of two previous churches, Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla. Since its inception, the cathedral was dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente and designed as gothic architecture. You’ll explore a place filled with history, art and faith, admiring fantastic stained glass, outstanding artworks, worshiped relics and unparalleled architectural solutions. Today the Duomo is the biggest church in Italy and the sixth biggest church globally. This tour is like no other. It will make you experience the Duomo deeply, taking you up to the very top and inside the cathedral.