The terraces of the Duomo

will be open an extra hour  in the evening (up to 20 instead of until 7 pm) to allow tourists to admire sunsets and evening atmospheres with more calm spiers.

The terraces (what are ?)

The Milan Cathedral’s terraces, covering an area of ​​8000 square meters, are the largest walkable roof in the world of a Gothic cathedral.
They are located at a height of 65-70 meters.
The steps to reach (on foot) the first level are 251.
4.16 m – the height of the Madonnina; 108.50 m – the height of the Madonnina from the ground

Summer time

The new timetable is valid for the weekend but also April 25th (which is the day when the new timetable starts), April 30th and May 1st. The experimentation, explains a note, will end on May 31, but if things go as hoped it could be confirmed also for the summer months. Even the Box 1 in Piazza del Duomo 14 / a, remains open until 19.

From Friday to Sunday, therefore, visitors will be able to enjoy the opportunity to climb, with elevator or stairs, up to 20. The last climb is scheduled at 19.10. The visiting timetable currently in force from Monday to Thursday remains unchanged (from 9am to 7pm, last ascent at 6.10pm) and the cost of tickets (from 7 to 13 euros for the lift, from 4.50 to 9 euros for the ascent on foot).

Cathedral Terraces [/ wc_image]

Private excursions

Discover the characteristic Guglie del Duomo of Milan and enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view of the city, from the most historic views of the city center, to the skyline of the most recent contemporary Milan.

You can experience all this in exclusive, visiting the splendid Cathedral Terraces outside the ordinary time of opening to the public.

The Duomo Terraces are available in extraordinary hours exclusively for guided tours.

The guests, divided into small groups and accompanied by expert guides from the Veneranda Fabbrica, will be able to access the Terraces by elevator and start from there their exclusive tour.

You can develop thematic routes on request, allowing visitors to customize their itinerary based on the interests and needs of guests.

The service provides for the exclusive opening of the Terraces, subject to availability, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (excluding religious holidays or other particular dates).

Access to the service is granted to natural and / or legal persons after verification:

– the availability and usability of the Terrazze on the basis of possible activities (liturgical, cultural or restoration) within the competence of the Veneranda Fabbrica;
– of the applicant’s status;
– the nature of the request.

The request for the extraordinary opening of the Duomo is to be presented through the appropriate form, to be requested by writing to