Lombardy Churches & cathedrals

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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

1. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour

2. Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour

Join a guided tour and discover a masterpiece of the Milanese Renaissance at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan Make the most of your time in Milan with this skip-the-line guided tour to see the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with a guide to get up close to this masterpiece. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on the beauty of the fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and discover more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan while working on this project. Listen closely as your guide shares fascinating stories and details about da Vinci and his work. Learn more about the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and hear why he decided to work in Milan from 1482 until 1499. Journey through the history of the Italian Renaissance as you explore the life of Da Vinci as artist, sculptor, engineer, scientist, and inventor. 

Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

3. Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

4. Milan: Milan Cathedral Direct Entrance - Terrace Excluded

Enjoy a seamless entrance to the Milan Cathedral, the international symbol of Milan, and one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Italy and in Europe. Visit this treasure of art and faith and discover its peculiarities, amongst which the spellbinding stained-glass windows and vertiginous columns. Discover the history of beautiful statues, such as the most famous statue of all the Cathedral: the Saint Bartholomew Flayed. See Sarcophagi, magnificent altars, and stunning organs.

Milan: Last Supper & Santa Maria delle Grazie Guided Tour

5. Milan: Last Supper & Santa Maria delle Grazie Guided Tour

Admire Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, one of the world's most famous paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the painting technique, history, mysteries, and legends surrounding the masterpiece located in the refectory of the adjacent church, Santa Maria delle Grazie. Begin your tour in Santa Maria delle Grazie Square in front of the Renaissance church. Built between 1492 and 1493 at the behest of the Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro, the church was originally a mausoleum for his family. With its iconic octagonal tribune designed by Bramante, Santa Maria delle Grazie defines one of the highest achievements of the Renaissance in northern Italy. Let yourself be amazed by the Last Supper, Leonardo's masterpiece that has continued to inspire throughout the centuries and will leave you with an indelible memory of Milan.

Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour with City Walking Tour

6. Da Vinci's Last Supper: Tour with City Walking Tour

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire the exterior architecture of some of Milan's top highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Step inside the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on this beautiful fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and hear more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan. Marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, an imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today it houses museums and important art collections. Stroll through Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. Enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. View the beautiful exteriors of the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

7. Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

Discover the history and treasures of one of the most well-known cathedrals in the world, with skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Duomo, its archeological area and dedicated museum. Learn about the 600-year-old institution, Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, and its ongoing conservation and development of this extraordinary patrimony of art, culture, and history that is the symbol of Milan. Follow an itinerary through the Duomo di Milano. See the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti at the Archaeological Area. Learn about the history of the 4th-century Basilica of Saint Thecla. Enter the cathedral and find a wealth of art and faith intertwined. Trace every step of the Cathedral’s construction from the Duomo Museum to the Church of San Gottardo in Corte through sculptures, stained glass windows, wooden models, and tapestries. Remember when planning your visit that the Museum and the Church of San Gottardo are closed on Wednesdays.

Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

8. Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo and make your way to the elevator entrance, where you will take the lift to enjoy the unforgettable experience of walking on the rooftop of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral.  The overall size of this Gothic architecture is impressive and its flying buttresses and the white marble make it one-of-a-kind. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level on the roof and be ready to admire stunning views of the Milanese skyline, including the brand new upcoming skyscrapers. On the roof of Italy’s largest cathedral, and one of the biggest in the world, enjoy exciting views of Milan.  On a clear day, see as far as the Italian Alps, the mountains separating Italy from Switzerland. Over 3.400 statues and 135 spires await to be unveiled and it is definitely best seen from above! End your visit admiring the golden statue of the Virgin Mary, shining bright on top of the Major spire. Then, have the incredible privilege of skipping the lines outside the Cathedral and to enter without any further wait, directly from a special entrance from the rooftop (the descent might be done by the stairs).  Listen as your guide explains the countless statues, decorations and colorful stained-glass windows that tireless craftsmen designed along the centuries. Be amazed while hearing about the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross or the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs.

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

9. Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a day out in Milan with a live guide. Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo, see the iconic Da Vinci's Last Supper, marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, and visit the vibrant Brera district. Meet your guide and fellow art lovers at the Duomo or the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, depending on what option you book. Learn as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of Milan. Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo and see one of the largest churches in Europe. Walk around and see another side of Milan with your guide, and don't forget to take photos of the 15th-century Sforza Castle. Feel in awe as you also enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you will see the famous, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco. Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan's social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. 

Milan: Fast-Track Duomo and Terraces Guided Tour

10. Milan: Fast-Track Duomo and Terraces Guided Tour

Meet your personal guide to skip the long queue at the highlight of any visit to Milan. Discover the perfect balance of naves, columns, and stained-glass windows in this unbelievably intricate construction. Learn about the elaborate and stunning interior decoration that took more than 10 centuries to complete. After discovering the interiors of the Duomo, ascend to the rooftop terraces where you can explore the square and the city from dizzying heights. Look at La Madonnina, a 4.16-meter statue of the Virgin Mary protecting and overlooking Milan. It's these moments that make Milan such a spectacle.

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Massimo was an excellent guide. We were able to experience the history and beauty of Milan in a condensed and entertaining way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Milano for a short trip. The guide has lots of great history and humor to share

Our guide, Mareka was excellent. We had a great experience because she made sure our small group felt a part of her historical story and explanations. Not only was our guide excellent but being in a small group is much better then a huge number of people.

Although taking the last entry time (5pm) it is advisable to get your audio tour before 4pm and see the cathedral first. Then go up to the terraces and roof for pre sunset hour. You must return your audio equipment before 6pm.

Victor was great. He was waiting for us on time and it wasn’t hard at all to find him. He gave a lot of very interesting details about the Cathedral. We enjoyed our visit a lot. It was worth it.

Would definitely recommend to go see this beautiful place.Such an incredible artistic and full of history place.