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“Go here first” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Milan Cathedral (Duomo)

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 72022656
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Skip the Line: Milan Duomo Tour
Ranked #1 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors to the grand cathedral in Milan can admire the many treasures stored there including ivories, sacred vases in gold and silver, vestments and tapestries, most of which have been denoted by noblemen and princes over the centuries.
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“Go here first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is the place to go when you arrive in Milan to get the feel for just hanging out like a local. People love to stroll around the Duomo area and the inside is amazing to see. Read up on what to look for inside so you don't miss anything. Someone in my group decided to do a confession on the spur of the moment and was welcomed into a confession area where English was spoken. She said it was a good experience so if you are into that it's probably worth considering. Another thing about starting your trip at the Duomo is that it can keep you from getting lost. As long as you know how to get to your hotel from the Duomo (which is probably easy given how many streets converge there) you can always ask a local how to get to the Duomo by saying "Doumo?" anywhere in the city. Just about every trip I did in Milan went through the Duomo.

Visited December 2012
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“Its Big”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Yes if there was ever a Cathedral over the top, well here it is. You do need to pay 2 euros to take photos inside of the quite magnificent interior. The stained glass is such that you have never seen before and the whole interior looks like it was built to last a million years.
There was a very official looking gent making more noise telling people to shush than the noise they generated.

Visited March 2013
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“Don't miss the roof top....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

3rd largest Cathedral of Europe, this is a must visit while in Milan. Don't miss the roof top visit as it provides you 1) a great view of Milan and 2) the spires are breathtaking. Hint: take the elevator....

Visited March 2013
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The stained glass windows are a must. Didn't manage to get to the roof, will definitely try the next time.When we returned and saw it at night when it is illuminated, it was out of this world.

Visited January 2013
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

So love this cathedral - this was our second cisit to it and it is really and truly amazing - you have to go! There is access to the roofs so that you can see over the whole of Milan and the surrounding areas. Very hot up there but worth the effort.

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