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Milan Duomo Tour and City Centre with Private Guide

Private Milan Walking Tour with Duomo Rooftop Terraces
Duration
Duration 3 hours
Type
Walking Tours
Calendar
Daily

Private guided tour to explore the best of Milan with your private expert guide. Visit the Duomo, the iconic symbol of Milan with fast-track tickets and enjoy of a great view of the city from the rooftop terraces, explore the area around the Duomo with La Scala Square and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

The Duomo represent the largest Gothic cathedral in Italy started by Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo and his cousin Gian Galeazzo Visconti Duke of Milan. In the form of a Latin cross the Duomo cover about 12.000 square meters.

Climbing down the Duomo, admire the Archaeological Area with the remains of the Baptistry of St John where according to tradition in 387 A.D. Ambrose baptized Sant’Agostino and Basilica of Santa Tecla.

The inside of Cathedral, impressive area that can house till 40.000 people. Five naves, one central and two for each side, three altars. Stained glass windows representing scenes from the Bible, monuments, artworks and large paintings on the wall.

The wonderful rooftop terraces of Duomo by elevator in a forest of spires, statues, carvings, and gargoyles from where admire one of the best views of Milan.

On the highest point of the Dome at 108.5 meters, the large golden statue of the Madonnina the most beloved symbols by Milanese people.

Duomo square, the most beautiful square of Milan at the foot of the Cathedral and the entrance to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II so named after the Italian king Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Galleria, built in 1865, one of the oldest shop mall considered also the Milan Lounge, connect the Duomo Square with Piazza La Scala where the Theatre alla Scala opera house overlooks

 


HIGHLIGHTS:
- Fast Track Milan Duomo and Rooftop Terraces
- Private local expert guide
- Vist Milan Cathedral example of Gothic architecture
- Duomo Archaeological Area, Cathedral, Rooftop terraces
- La Scala Square, Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
3 hours

Start Time Private Guided Walking Tour:
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour
- this is a private tour and you can require whatever start time you like.

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Milan center or to decide at confirmation

Inclusion:
Personal expert and licensed guide
Fast track entrance ticket Duomo and Rooftop terraces access with elevator

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional),
Admission fees to further churches and museums

Notes:
More of 6 persons rates on request.

 

F.A.Q.


  • What makes the Milan Cathedral unique?


The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Milan and is renowned for its unique characteristics:

1. Gothic Architecture: The Milan Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, characterized by its elaborate ornamentation, pointed arches, and towering spires. Construction of the cathedral began in the late 14th century and continued for several centuries, resulting in a blend of architectural styles, including late Gothic and Renaissance elements.

2. Sheer Size: The Milan Cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world, covering an area of approximately 12,000 square meters (about 129,000 square feet). Its impressive dimensions include a length of 157 meters (515 feet), a width of 92 meters (302 feet) at the transept, and a height of 108 meters (354 feet) at the main spire.

3. White Marble Facade: One of the most striking features of the Milan Cathedral is its elaborate white marble facade. The facade is adorned with a multitude of statues, sculptures, and decorative elements, including spires, pinnacles, and reliefs depicting biblical scenes and saints. The intricate detail and craftsmanship of the facade make it a breathtaking sight to behold.

4. Gothic Interior: Inside the Milan Cathedral, visitors are greeted by a vast and cavernous space adorned with beautiful stained glass windows, intricate stone carvings, and ornate altars. The cathedral's interior features a combination of Gothic and Renaissance elements, with highlights such as the presbytery, the choir stalls, and the stunning marble floor.

5. Golden Madonnina: At the apex of the main spire of the Milan Cathedral sits the famous "Madonnina," a gilded bronze statue of the Virgin Mary. The Madonnina is a symbol of Milan and is visible from various vantage points throughout the city. It serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the people of Milan.

6. Cultural Symbol: The Milan Cathedral holds great cultural and religious significance for the city of Milan and the wider region of Lombardy. It is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of Milanese identity and pride, serving as a focal point for religious ceremonies, cultural events, and civic celebrations.

Overall, the Milan Cathedral's combination of architectural grandeur, artistic beauty, and historical significance make it a truly unique and awe-inspiring monument that attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year.


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