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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.

Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

2. 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: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

3. Milan: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

The symbol of Milan is located in its very city center. The Cathedral, known as Duomo di Milano, is the best place to start your journey. Enjoy this 2-hour guided experience of Duomo with a monolingual speaking guide. Tickets of the Cathedral, Terraces, and Baptistery are included in your visit. Let your guide lead you throughout the enchanting history behind the complex. Mosaics, colorful windows, statues, and pieces of art are going to take a life during your experience. Unveil some of the most well-hidden secrets of the Cathedral, such as how many steeples are at the top of Duomo. Your journey starts in Duomo Square, first visit the Cathedral. The second place to admire is the Baptistery and, finally, enjoy the best view of the city from the Terraces.

3-Hour Milano Segway PT Authorized Tour

4. 3-Hour Milano Segway PT Authorized Tour

Looking for a different way to see Milan? Why not take in the sights of this beautiful city by Segway. This comprehensive tour kicks off at the Sforza Castle, in front of Filarete Tower. Then, it’s across the strikingly huge Army Courtyard to Ducal Court, a residential area built during the time of Ludovic il Moro. Next you’ll see the ancient Barchio, the 15th-century hunting ground of the Milanese Ducal family, before skirting the Mermaids Bridge and heading towards the Triennale Museum and the Branca Tower, offering you a unique insight into the history of Milan. You’ll get to experience Milan’s breathtaking skyline with a ride of Branca Tower’s lift, presenting a unique perspective of the city’s modern façade, including the cathedral, stadium and the Pirelli skyscraper. The highlights don’t stop there. There is still the Merchant’s Square, the gold-plated Madonnina statue, the statue of 19th century poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, and the rear façade of Milan’s City Hall to see. The tour winds down with a trip towards Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find the famous Opera House, before concluding back at Filarete Tower.

From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

5. From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

Your guide will meet you at the Central Station in Milan and in just 1-hour, you will reach Desenzano Del Garda. Desenzano is a attractive village and a popular bathing resort. Its historical, artistic and archaeological culture makes it is one of the most appreciated cities on the lake. After a tour of the city, your guide will escort you to the harbor to take a boat to Sirmione, a splendid peninsula in the midst of the lake, a little heaven to spend your time seeking natural and gastronomical treats. Here, you will have your free lunch and free time and after that spoil yourself with an ice cream tasting (typical gelato Italiano). Return by boat to Desenzano for some shopping and free time. When you will be ready, your guide will escort you to the station in order to get the train to Milan.

From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

6. From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

Travel to the hills of Verona on the Adige river with this day trip from Milan. Explore the highlights of this ancient city with a local guide. Admire sights like 14th century Scaligero castle and a first century Roman theater. Enjoy the convenience of being picked at your accommodation in Milan. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the Italian countryside to Verona. Make your way to the historic center. Stroll by the imposing Scaligero castle, a Roman amphitheater from 30 AD, and Juliet's house which is said to have inspired Shakespeare's balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet.' Learn the history of the city which became Roman colony in 89 BC and was engaged with conflicts with the Ostrogoths, the Lombards, and the Franks. Find out about the city's rulers and about the master artist Paolo Caliari. Hear about the city's occupation by Napoleon in 1797. Uncover how the city was rebuilt after WWII. Spend some free time exploring to city where you will have time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your accommodation in Milan at th end of your tour.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 786 reviews

We took a private tour, and our guide was Fiamma. The tour was excellent, covering history, architecture, and fun trivia of the cathedral. Fiamma was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to learn more about the history of Milan and the Duomo, as well as see the magnificence of this great monument as presented by an expert.

A truly fascinating experience. Although I was from Milan, I had never taken a guided tour of the Duomo and I discovered a lot of things I didn't know. My daughter (8 years old) also enjoyed it so much.

I wish there were 6 stars. Third time there, have had guided in different languages, but this time I got Roberto (Spanish crew). Far more details, interesting anecdotes, honestly, amazing

It’s nice to go up with elavator , however coming down was with stairs or we missed it . I am not sure , but def , it was worth to not stand in the line

Everything great. Top top, great guide. Thank you very much.