Skip-the-Line Milan Duomo Underground and Terrace Small-Group Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • Skip the line
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Skip the Line at one of Milan's most visited sites with this exclusive guided tour of the city's beautiful Duomo. Your expert tour guide will meet you across the street to tell you about the incredible facade along with plenty of interesting anecdotes about this gothic cathedral. With Skip-the-Line access, you won't have to waste time standing in line and get to go straight inside the cathedral. Inside, we'll tour the stunning interior which includes an archeological underground area which dates back to the 14th century along with stunning stained glass, white marble statues, as well as one of the most important relics in Christianity, the Holy Nail. Next, we'll ride an elevator to the top of the Duomo where you’ll get up close and personal to the intricate details and sculptures nestled among the cathedral spires, you’ll see the modern Milan skyline and the famous Alps mountain range off in the distance.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Meet your guide in mid-afternoon outside the Piazza del Duomo. After entering the huge church, your licensed English-speaking tour guide will lead you downstairs to visit the hidden unexpected archaeological evidence of a building which was there before the Duomo was built, i.e. parts of an older church, an octagonal baptistery and tombs. Then, after coming up in the Cathedral, your guide will teach you something special about Milan's most renowned curiosities from the sundial trail to the ritual of the Holy Nail, to the story of the Apostle who was skinned alive and much more. After being inside the Duomo, you will reach the Terraces of the Cathedral by elevator. Please note that there is no skip-the-line available for the elevator rides. After just fifty steps you will arrive to a breathtaking panoramic view over the city and you will feel like you literally have Milan at your feet. During this tour you will have time to take memorable pictures of the spires, to the new shining skyscrapers, to the iconic medieval towers and have a closer look at the incredible sculptures populating the Duomo and representing mysterious animals, monsters and other peculiar subjects. You'll take the elevator downstairs, and the tour will continue outside, by flanking the Duomo, then by visiting the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a magnificent and luxury 19th century shopping mall. Here, enjoy the sweet end of your fun and informative small-group tour of Milan in the form of a fragrant coffee and a lucky surprise ritual.

Stop At: Duomo di Milano

Visit the interior, rooftop (with elevator access), and underground archaeological areas of the cathedral

Duration: 3 hour
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