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Milan Churches & cathedrals

Our most recommended Milan Churches & cathedrals

Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

1. Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

See the masterpiece that is the Last Supper up close on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history from your licensed guide. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Refectory with the Last Supper has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980. They were part of a large monastic complex belonging to the Dominican monks. See the Last Supper with this tour who will tell you all about the most fantastic wall paintings of the Renaissance. A licensed local guide will show you this masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, revealing surprising facts about the perspective, the composition and the technique used by the artist, as well as the history of the site.

Milan: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

2. 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

3. 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 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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. Church schedules permitting, be accompanied by your guide to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

5. 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.

Milan: Last Supper and S. Maria delle Grazie Ticket and Tour

6. Milan: Last Supper and S. Maria delle Grazie Ticket and Tour

If you're visiting Milan, the Last Supper (L'Ultima Cena) by Leonardo da Vinci is a must-see. The sublime work of the Italian genius, is now preserved in the monumental Unesco heritage complex at Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is one of the most studied and imitated masterpieces in the world, but it is also one of the most mysterious and discussed paintings from the Italian Renaissance. Join us on this guided tour to discover history and secrets that lie behind the Last Supper painting and the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. You'll have the opportunity to catch all the Da Vinci "souls' motions" hidden in his canvas, from his brushstrokes to the represented characters. A perfect painting,  a strong emotional storytelling... 

Milan: San Sepolcro Crypt Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

7. Milan: San Sepolcro Crypt Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Crypt of San Sepolcro in Milan and explore a medieval underground church founded in 1030 A.D. Discover recently restored frescoes and vaults while immersing yourself in a profoundly sacred atmosphere. Get a skip-the-ticket line ticket and step into the awe-inspiring San Sepolcro Crypt, a church built entirely underground on the place where the Roman forum of the ancient Roman city of Mediolanum once stood.  Walk through this church and discover the ancient history of Milan from a unique perspective. Admire the paving of large slabs of white Verona stone, which come from the pavement of the old Roman forum that fascinated Leonardo da Vinci dating from the 4th century.  Enjoy a day out visiting this stunning church and admire frescoes and decorations that will make you feel like you have been transported back in time. Marvel at this ancient space for Roman civilians, where all the principal civil and religious activities occurred, and enjoy a day you won't forget.

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

8. 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: The Last Supper and Leonardo's Vineyard Walking Tour

9. Milan: The Last Supper and Leonardo's Vineyard Walking Tour

Learn about part of Leonardo's stay in Milan while he was painting The Last Supper. Begin the tour with a visit to the Casa degli Atellani, a place where Leonardo was hosted upon his arrival in Milan, and the vineyard that Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, gave Leonardo as gratitude for his work. Next, visit the Renaissance church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, known for its iconic octagonal tribune designed by Bramante. Conclude your tour by admiring Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, one of the world's most famous paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the painting technique, history, mysteries and legends surrounding the masterpiece located in the refectory of the adjacent church, Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Milan

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The guide was amazing and knowledgeable and spent every last second explaining and sharing his knowledge. Thank you so much!

Thank you! The guide was knowledgeable and kind. She took care of us well and it was easy to find and follow along.

Guide was very good and informative . It was very wet but he didn’t let that spoil our experience.

Worth every penny. Excellent guide. Gives you plenty of time to enjoy this masterpiece.

Amazing view from the rooftop,very beautiful inside