You can't say you've completely visited the Lombard capital without having spent a few hours in Milan's Cathedral, admiring its white marble façade, its spires and the statue of the Madonnina. In this section you can get all the useful information about what to visit and how to buy tickets to the Duomo, taking advantage of the incredible benefits, such as tickets straight into your e-mail and fast-track entry avoiding long queues.
What to visit in the Duomo
Planning a visit to Milan's Cathedral not only means admiring the magnificent facade of the Cathedral, but also exploring the inside, which includes countless treasures.
The construction of the Duomo took more than 500 years, and while its exterior is captivating thanks to the marble facade, its interior is even more so thanks to the very high pillars that support the cathedral and the luminous windows.
Inside the church it is possible to access the Crypt of San Carlo, a chapel lavishly decorated with gold and silver leaf depicting scenes from the life of San Carlo.
You can also descend from a narrow staircase about four metres below the level of the square to admire the archaeological excavations dating from 300 AD.
Finally, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Museo del Duomo, which contains masterpieces from Milan's history.
Learn more about this with lots of information and interesting facts in our article Duomo of Milan.
- Instant ticket delivery
- Tickets available directly on your smartphone.
- Available every day
- Possibility to choose the time of your visit.
- Fast-track entrance.
- Access within three days of ticket validation.
- Free entrance for children under 6 years old, reduced entrance from 6 to 11 years old.
We recommend that you arrive punctually at the time on your ticket, so that you do not miss any precious moments during your visit. The entrance can be accessed within three days after the ticket has been validated, but the entrance to the terraces is only allowed within two hours after the start of the ticket. Also bear in mind that the terraces open one hour later than the Duomo, so plan your visit carefully.
It is possible to enter the Duomo through scanning the ticket on your smartphone at the entrance, which allows you to enter most areas of the Duomo, but it does not include the audio guide service or guided tour.
As this is a visit to a religious place, we recommend you wear appropriate clothing, such as covered shoulders and knees, no shorts, sandals, miniskirts and sleeveless T-shirts. Inappropriate clothing is likely to cause undesirable complications at the turnstiles.
Also remember that it is mandatory for all visitors to have a security check at the entrance, where you will be asked to see your backpacks or personal belongings. Helmets, sharp objects, glass objects, bulky bags and suitcases are not allowed in the Duomo. The building does not have a locker.
How to buy tickets
- Select the date of your visit in the calendar
- Select your prefered time slot
- Check availability
- Select the number of tickets and the type
- Fill in the booking details by logging in via Google or Facebook.
- Confirm the booking and proceed to make the payment - all major payment methods are accepted with secure and reliable transactions
- You will receive the tickets straight to your email
- Show the ticket at the visitor's entrance.
The ticket allows entry to the following zones:
- Duomo Museum
- San Gottardo Church in Corte
- Archaeological Area
- Crypt of San Carlo Borromeo
- Duomo Terraces by elevator
Using this improved option to buy tickets, you have the possibility to skip queues as well as the right to enter directly by showing the tickets easily from your smartphone. It is worth remembering that once you decide to leave, it is no longer possible to re-enter.
The opening hours may be subject to changes or limitations in favour of religious celebrations, for organisational needs or in case of bad weather, therefore we advise you to take precautions and to make sure of the correct timetables before you visit.
Also note that the last entrance to the attraction is approximately one hour from closing time.
Below are the schedules for the visiting areas:
- Cathedral: from 8:00 to 19:00
- Archaeological area: from 9:00 to 19:00
- Terraces: from 9:00 to 19:00
- Crypt of San Carlo: from 11:00 to 17:30
- Duomo Museum: from 10:00 to 18:00 (Wednesdays excluded)