Tickets for The Duomo di Milano & Duomo Museum
Milan’s most visited building
- Tread upon marble that has lain for over 600 years and behold a building so monumental it took almost the same amount of time to finish
- Visit the baptistry in the basement and see the 4th century ruins of an earlier church
- Enjoy the sunlight as it refracts through centuries‐old stained glass windows. Or if you prefer, examine the windows and make out the amazing figures and stories they depict
Though the Duomo (as they say in Italian) was built to give glory to God, it stands as a staggering example of human endeavor. It’s grand, magnificent and imposing, took more than five centuries to complete and drained the purses of many a ruler along the way. You too will find it a bit of a handful and with millions visiting each year it’s very much a Milanese must-do.
You’ll be thoroughly impressed as you approach Italy’s largest church. It’s 108 meters high and drips with gothic gravitas. However, it truly hits you when you’re inside. It’s vast. 160 meters long, 92 meters wide and it holds 40,000 people.
The art and adornments that you’ll admire are similarly epic too. There are sarcophagi of luminaries from centuries gone by – exotic sounding names and titles of Milanese dignitaries – and countless Renaissance statues. It even has Italy’s largest organ, which has 15,350 pipes.
Though the building sits on the site of a much more ancient church, work began on it in its present form in 1386. Rulers and rich men over the centuries tried to finish it. Napoleon arrived in 1805 and even the Little Emperor failed to get it over the line (he also failed to pay for any of the work he ordered. Classic Napoleon).
There are also treasures to be seen in the nearby Duomo Museum (the ticket gets you in here too). There’s art, statues and tapestries galore – all related to the Duomo’s rich history. But there’s one curiosity in particular that you might want to check out: the modellone. This is an architectural model of the Duomo itself, one twentieth its size. And that alone took 300 years to complete!
- Access to the Archaeological area
- Access to Gottardo in Gorte church
- Access to Duomo di Milano
- Access to Duomo Museum
- Access to the Baptistery
- Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office around the corner of the Duomo, on your right side (facing the Duomo)
- Show this paper ticket to the staff at the entrance
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Metro: Any line to Duomo
- Tram: 2 or 14 to Torino; 15 to Piazza Fontana; 16, 24 or 27 to Mazzini
Duomo di Milano 08:00 - 19:00, last admission at 18:10
Crypt of St. Charles Mon - Fri, 11:00 – 17:30; Sat, 11:00 – 17:00; Sun, 13:30 – 15:30
Archeological Area 08:00 - 19:00, last admission at 18:10
Museum and Church of S. Gottardo in Corte Thu - Tue, 10:00 – 18:00, last admission at 17:10 Wed: Closed
You should either not have charged me for a visit which could not take place or you should offer a refund.