Terrazze del Duomo
Terrazze del Duomo
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A stroll among the Cathedral spires is a unique experience to be enjoyed at least once in your life. Tourists come to Milan from all over the world to enjoy one of the most spectacular parts of the Cathedral, that offers an amazing view over the city, strong emotions and an open dialogue with history. From the heights of the Cathedral Terraces you will be able to look out over the whole city and take some unforgettable pictures!
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The area

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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Duomo • 4 min walk
  • Cordusio • 6 min walk
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  • nasty K
    Europe307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An indescribable feeling 😍
    Your visit to the Duomo di Milano is not complete without going up to the roof of the cathedral. You can go up on foot or by elevator. Be sure to go! Firstly, the view of the city is simply magical. And secondly, the roof of the cathedral is a whole city with its passages, squares, secret corners. The roof of the Duomo di Milano is a separate story and an indescribable feeling.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Waddler
    York, United Kingdom11,944 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique
    This is quite a unique experience with interesting views and perspectives. There is quite a bit of restoration work going on, but there is still plenty to see. I was very short on time so booked the express lift. There was only around 1 minute of waiting. By contrast the walk down the stairs was slow, crowded and hot. If that's what walking up is like too then it wouldn't be fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 20, 2023
  • neuromon
    Boston, Massachusetts49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top spot in Milan
    A great way to see the central square below, and immensely rewarding in its own right- endless carvings and intricate stonework to scrutinize for hidden details. You get a much more comprehensive understanding of this grand cathedral- don’t miss! But buy tickets well in advance, as the lines are long and they will sell out.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 26, 2023
  • vigirl808
    New York City, New York7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We went to Milan and had a wonderful time. Before you go you must do your research. This is not the United States. Traveling around by train and buses is the way to go. Cabs are very expensive and you don’t need to have Euros before you leave. I would suggest to just use your credit card and keep track of your budget. All in all do your research before you leave and try to buy as many train tickets and excision before you leave.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Lisa D
    Australia150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Duomo di Milano rooftops
    Stunning experience. We purchased directly from the Duomo Di Milan website rather than guided tours. All very simple to navigate. We went for the 9am time slot as there are less crowds earlier in the day. Our ticket covered the lift access up to the rooftops, entrance to the cathedral, and access to the museum. Watch out for scammers (people approaching and offering to take your photo) and pickpockets. The rooftop of the cathedral was wonderful. Amazing views, architecture, and history. Even with the lift up there are still many stairs so not great for people with impaired mobility (maybe they have other options though). The cathedral was very beautiful and impressive. The museum had many sculptures and more information regarding the cathedral. All up it took us around 2 hours.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • places2seeplaces2go
    England, United Kingdom6,149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Is A Must When In Milan
    We’d left booking our tickets until the last minute, so ended up having to book via “Viatour”. Fabulous visit & we were lucky to have a bright sunny day. Took the lift up to the top & then slowly walked across the roof before taking the stairs down. Fabulous views & an amazing experience. Definitely a must do when in Milan.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Bev0199
    Leeds, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing stonework and wonderful city views
    Really well organised, so much to see and the ease of a lift to take you up. You get a scheduled time so it isn't outrageously busy (or at least it wasn't in late September). The views of the city are amazing, but the best bit is getting up close to the actual building and the amazing ornately carved stone. You have to walk back down and it is is a lot of steps. We got behind an elderly couple who were finding the stairs quite hard. I expect in the middle of summer when it is busy, the journey to get down the stairs might take quite a while. The duomo itself it absolutely beautiful and if you're afraid of heights or can't do the stairs going down, then it is worth just visiting the duomo itself without the rooftops.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 10, 2024
  • ErioKBareljano3
    Rijeka, Croatia48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time seeing Duomo rooftop and would highly recommend it to everyone being in Milano
    Amazing experience. I ve been to Milano previously and visited cathedral on the inside but never got the chance and time to visit its’ rooftoop. Wow, it’s definitely worth every effort, it left me speechless. Such an amazing sight worth every minute of time spent there. Price per person with elevator taking you up is 22e and without elevator (stairway) is 18e.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Marina
    Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking!
    If you go to Milan and visit the Duomo, you MUST stop and visit the rooftops too! The view of the city is beautiful, but the best part is the chance to see the architecture of the cathedral up close. Again, just like when visiting the Duomo, it is not so organised, so you should buy your tickets online to avoid lines but, even when buying in advance, you’ll probably face very big lines.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Rekha K
    Leicester, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrace and roof tops of Duomo
    Definitely a must see, architure workmanship gone into making this amazing Cathedral is breathtaking. Views from the roof tops are magnificent. Have your camera ready for some beautiful photo opportunity. A must see if visiting Duomo.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 4, 2024
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Yatton4
Yatton, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited the rooftops with our children (10 and 7). Beautiful clear day so the view across the city was amazing. For someone that is afraid of heights, it felt safe and enclosed and I had no worries about the children being near the edges. We bought the ‘rooftop by stairs’ ticket and the climb to the top was easily achievable and although there weren’t any queues on our visit, we were advised that this option is always quicker than using the lift. Purchased our tickets on the day at the official office on the corner of Via Palazzo Reale (south side of Duomo). Take a ticket on entrance for your place in the queue, which is then displayed on an electronic board in the shop area. Tried to use the self service kiosk but this didn’t give the option to purchase the reduced tickets for children (€5 instead of €10).
Written February 19, 2020
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Very interesting to come up here and quite a unique experience. It is actually quite small and you don't get a good view of the plaza in front. However, it is still nice to come up here and in my opinion it is more interesting than the inside of the Duomo. Best thing in my opinion is to buy a combination ticket that lets you visit both the Duomo from the inside then go up to the roof. You can take the stairs or the elevator, which cost 4 extra Euros. It is best to buy it online during busy tourist seasons beforehand and get a fast track inside the Duomo.
Written October 3, 2020
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Stephanie & Anthony
Newark-on-Trent, UK812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited the duomo in the morning having booked online to avoid queues (no need as it was empty). It took us a while to find thr stairs entrance (outside opposide side to the lift).

The stairs were wet from the rain likewise the roof (obviously) however due to the marble texture they were perfectly stable and offered plenty of grip even on a decline.

Shame about the construction work going on but still a trip worth taking
Written October 4, 2020
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The B
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
My better half looked at the museum 'back story' of Michelangelo down in the square while I chose the church roof as it was a lovely but hazy day. Upon arrival at the roof from the elevator ... I thought this is pretty cool as we all headed one way but had ample opportunity to 'photogrofise' from all sorts of viewpoints.
The tour trail takes one around two sides of the roof & then out onto the roof proper. This was a little creepy as the void in the church below is massive with just the walls and a few columns preventing the whole 'shebang' from sucombing to gravity.
The views were slightly surreal with all the saints & martyrs standing perfectly upright on their amazingly tall columns with the 21st century skyline juxtaposed as a backdrop.
I would do it again I think in winter with the Italian Alps clear on the northern skyline. That would make it even more peculiar.
Written January 7, 2020
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Caroline F
Stuttgart, Germany18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
My experience, wasn’t worth to pay 10 euros and go up so many stairs, the view from up there was very disappointing. Perhaps if u are really into architecture you would like to check the details of the walls and the construction. But if u go just for the view as I did, dont waste your time. I did regret.
Written September 26, 2020
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Angela H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Seeing the details of the Duomo from the perspective of the roof was perhaps more spectacular than seeing this impressive building from the ground. Such an impressive structure! And the views of Milan from the roof were beautiful. However, it got VERY windy up there, and I expect in peak season it would be very busy with long lines for the small elevator and narrow staircases. While I wouldn't expect this to be wheelchair accessible, somehow there was a visitor on the roof in a wheelchair. I'm not sure how it was accomplished, but it is possible, which was encouraging to see.
Written February 13, 2020
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Shelley77777
Memphis, TN17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you miss the rooftop tour of the Duomo, you have missed the Duomo. You cannot imagine how complex the rooftop is from the ground. You can't even see most of the rooftop and it's complicated levels. You go up and down steps, through hallways and you see the most amazing views of Milan that cannot be imagined. Also if you love architecture, you must experience the complicated rooflines--you just can't believe that this was able to be built in the time period that it was built.
Written May 26, 2020
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Damian F
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A spectacular view of Milan, and a great way to admire and appreciate the architecture of the Duomo. We took the stairs to the roof; the website says there are 158 steps to the roof - we didn't count them, but it felt like about 5 flights of stairs in an office.

We stopped for a short rest on the roof to admire the view where it was cooler than the 32C below, thanks to a light breeze. Old churches don't normally interest me much, but this building is genuinely impressive. My eldest teenager wanted to stay longer which says a lot.

If you don't like heights or suffer from vertigo - this is not for you.
Written August 23, 2020
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Sweetestfusion
Sparks, NV451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Duomo Rooftops

Milan

Worth every minute

Buy tix at the Duomo Milano official web site
You can select the package tickets: Duomo, Rooftop lift, archeological, & Museum which is Next door. Our tix for all was €20 pax. You can save €5 if you buy the same but use stairs instead of lift. We spent total of 3.5hours seeing and taking photos of everything. Our visit was on June 8, 2021 right as Italy is reopening to US tourists. No lines for us and the most number of people we saw at any given time was about 20.

Tips: eat bfast (tiramisu) at a cafe behind cathedral. Bring sunscreen and ask if h2o is allowed (it gets hot on the rooftop). Wear
good traction shoes (I luckily found a pair of comfy wedges that has great traction.
Written June 9, 2021
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I bought a fast track ticket and took the lift up, which I recommend. I do not have a good head for heights, but at no time did i feel nervous when on the Duomo Rooftops. The view of the square and streets below and over the city of Milan alone make it worthwhile. It also gives an opportunity to see some of the stone statues which cannot be clearly seen from the streets below. To descend, there is a narrow stone staircase, which is one way traffic only and is easy to do. Highly recommended.
Written January 26, 2020
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