Duomo Pass: Milan Cathedral Terraces

One easy ticket to the three sites forming the Milan Cathedral complex!

€ 19,52

Overview

The Cathedral (Duomo) of Milan, symbol of the city, is dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente. It is perhaps the most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy and one of the most famous and complex in the world. The Cathedral is open to all those wishing to discover a charming place full of art, faith and history, memory and testimony of our culture.

Tickets allow the access to the Terraces by lift, admission to the Baptistery and to the Museum with the Treasure: an Open-date voucher (with no day or time limits) to be redeemed by December 31, 2017.

Opening Hours:

Cathedral:

  • Monday - Friday: 8am to 10pm. Last access 9pm.
  • Saturday - day opening: 8am to 4pm.
  • Saturday - evening opening: 5pm to 10pm. Last access 9pm.
  • Sunday - day opening: 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • Sunday - evening opening: 5pm to 10pm. Last access 9pm.

Terraces:

  • Daily from 9am to 6:30pm. Last access 6pm.
  • From May to September, every Friday and Saturday all-day opening from 9am to 9:30pm. Last access at 9pm.
  • Closed on Christmas Day and May 1.

* Admission times for climbing to the Terraces could be subject to change, following instructions given by the Public Safety Authorities to guarantee public order during special liturgical celebrations or the organizational needs of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, as well as for weather reasons.

Museum and Treasure:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Last access at 4:50pm.
  • Extraordinary openings: December 26, January 6, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, April 25, June 2.
  • Closed: January 1, May 1, August 15 and December 25. On December 24 and 31, museum closes early (2pm, last access 12:50pm).

Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Last access at 4:50pm.
  • Extraordinary openings: December 26, January 6, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, April 25, June 2.
  • Closed: January 1, May 1, August 15 and December 25. On December 24 and 31, museum closes early (2pm, last access 12:50pm).

Groups: Groups are required to book either the Headset or Audio-Guide System.

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.

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PLEASE NOTE:
Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

 

Cancellation Policy: Purchased tickets remained unused cannot be refunded. If not obliterated, they are valid until December 31, 2017.

 

Access for Visitors with Mobility Disabilities:

  • The Cathedral: the Cathedral can be accessed from the church square; the nave and aisles are accessible.
  • The Treasure: The treasure Room and the Crypt of San Carlo Borromeo can only be reached from stairs with handrails.
  • The Baptistery: the early-Christian Baptistery, due to its underground location, can be reached only by stairs and features a circular path with uneven pavement, many steps and passageways measuring a minimum of 63 cm. The early-Christian Baptistery can be reached by visitors with mobility disabilities through the mezzanine of the MM1.
  • The Terraces: access by lift (cabin opening 65 cm; inside 113×83 cm). The architectural barriers present make it possible to reach only the level of the walkways but not to continue along the entire path. The walkways are small and allow passage of only one person at a time.

Rules for the visit:

  • All visitors are kindly asked to be respectful of the location and remain silent.
  • Access to the Duomo shall be permitted only to people who are presentably dressed.
  • Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the Duomo.
  • The Cathedral does not have a bag checkroom.
  • While in the Cathedral, please comply with the following:
  • No food or drinks of any kind
  • Do not touch the works of art
  • Do not use mobile phones
  • Do not use LASER pointers
  • No animals allowed.
  • Strollers and baby carriages are permitted inside the Cathedral. On the Terraces, along the path there are steep stairs and very narrow passages. Therefore strollers and baby carriages must be kept closed.
  • All terrace walkways have handrails and protection systems. However, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and held by the hand throughout the entire visit.
  • Booking and rental of the headset systems are required for all groups counting a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 50 people, excluding the tour leader and guide.

Photographs and Video:

  • Individual visitors entering the Duomo and wishing to take photos strictly for personal use, and not for profit or study purposes, must purchase an ID wrist band (€ 2.00) as proof of authorization. The word "photos" indicates any form of picture/image taken using any type of equipment, including film or digital cameras, mobile phones, tablets and smartphones.
  • The wristband can be purchased directly at the distribution point located inside the Duomo, at the north nave entrance. The wristband must be worn at all times and presented upon request of security personnel.
  • The photo wristband can also be purchased on line and collected, upon presentation of the payment voucher, at the Group Welcome Point located under the archway of the Church of Santa Maria Annunciata in Camposanto in Piazza Duomo 18, before entering the Duomo
  • Groups that have been regularly booked and supplied with microphone and headset systems by the Veranda Fabbrica del Duomo are not required to pay for the photo wristband.

How to get there:

By car
The Duomo is located in the historic city center. It is therefore cannot be reached directly by car. You can, however, reach the area of Piazza Fontana and then continue on foot for about 400 meters toward Piazza Duomo. We remind you that the Duomo area is subject to strict restrictions for Zone A, i.e. the Limited Traffic Zone of Cerchia dei Bastioni, from Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 7:30pm.

By train

  • From Stazione Centrale (the central station), take the yellow subway line (M3), get off at “Duomo”
  • From Cadorna station, take the red subway line (M1), get off at “Duomo”
  • From Garibaldi station, take the green subway line (M2), change at “Cadorna” and get on the red line (M1), get off at “Duomo”

By plane

  • From Milan Malpensa airport (MXP): You can reach Stazione Centrale (the central station) by shuttle bus service or taxi. The Malpensa Express train connects the airport to the Milano Centrale and G. Garibaldi stations. Shuttle buses depart approximately every 30 minutes from 3:45 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • From Linate airport (LIN): You can reach Stazione Centrale (the central station) with bus 73 from 6:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.

By subway
The “Duomo” stop is served by the red line (M1) and the yellow line (M3).

By tram

  • Piazza Fontana stop, tram 15
  • Via Torino stop, trams 2 and 14
  • Via Mazzini stop, trams 16, 24 and 27

 

Intro

Visit the Cathedral (Duomo) of Milan, symbol of the city, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), perhaps most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy and one of the most famous and complex church buildings in the world. Your Combo Ticket allows access to the Cathedral Terraces by elevator, admission to the Archaeological Area of the Baptistery, and to the Cathedral Museum and Treasure. The Combo Ticket is an open voucher without day nor time limits valid until December 31, 2017.

Practical Information - Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Restrictions and rules of conduct

Appropriate clothing is required – no bare arms/shoulders or bare legs Please respect the silence Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the cathedral. The Cathedral does not have a bag checkroom. No food or drinks of any kind Do not touch the works of art Do not use mobile phones Do not use LASER pointers No animals allowed Strollers and baby carriages are permitted inside the Cathedral. On the Terraces, strollers and baby carriages must be kept closed, as steep stairs and very narrow passages would make it impossible to use them. All terrace walkways have handrails and protection systems. However, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and held by the hand throughout the entire visit. Booking and rental of the headset systems are required for all groups from 5 to a maximum of 50 people, excluding the tour leader and guide.

The Terraces of the Cathedral of Milan

The Cathedral (Duomo) of Milan, symbol of the city, is dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), the perhaps most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy and one of the most famous and complex church buildings in the world. Discover this magnificent place full of art, faith, and you will experience an edifice reflecting the cultural history of Europe and western civilization.

Your Combo Ticket allows access to the Cathedral Terraces by elevator, admission to the Archaeological Area of the Baptistery and to the Cathedral Treasure. The Combo Ticket is an open voucher without day nor time limits valid until December 31, 2015.

The Terraces

The Terraces of the cathedral are one of the most fascinating places in Milan. From about 70m height, it is possible to take in the extraordinary panorama of the city surrounded by myriads of statues, spires, flying buttresses, and "falconature". Covered with marble slabs from Candoglia, the terraces are spread over an area of 8,000 square meters and accommodate about 1,800 statues from different periods and schools. The Terraces are a unique feature of the cathedral of Milan, and they are often the starting point for those wishing to explore the city and its history.

The Treasure

The Treasure of the cathedral is preserved in the basements. It is a collection of the most valuable objects and furnishings created for and offered to the cathedral for the worship and liturgical service over the centuries. Visitors can see in them not only their artistic value, but also how the works reflect Milan's theological, biblical, and devotional history.

 

The Archaeological Area and the Baptisterium of San Giovanni alle Fonti

The archaeological area under the sacristy of the cathedral, including the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti and the apse of Santa Tecla, is one of the key places regarding the history and identity of Milan. Religious center of the city since the age of Ambrose – who baptized Saint Augustine here – the site is a key element of the extraordinary cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. The first baptistery in Christianity to have an immersion font and an octagonal construction. The octagon commemorates, together with the seven days of creation, the eighth day, that of eternity, but also the eight evangelical beatitudes. St. Ambrose, who is said to have started work on it in 387, may have been inspired by the octagonal imperial mausoleum of Maximian: catechumens, entering the baptistery, thus were supposed to have the sensation of entering a tomb so that the men that they had formerly been would die and, as St. Paul says, would rise again with a new life in the holy water. Inside, the baptistery had eight niches, alternately rectangular and semicircular, overlooking the sides of the large central font, which had three steps leading down into it. A series of porphyry columns supporting a marble entablature stood in front of the counterforts between these niches, on which a large dome with elaborate mosaic decorations was placed.

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