The Duomo Di Milano And Duomo Museum

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Languages:
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese

Overview

Milans most visited building

Highlights

  • Tread upon marble that has lain for over 600 years and behold a building so monumental it took almost the same amount of time to finish
  • Visit the _baptistry_ in the basement and see the 4th century ruins of an earlier church
  • Enjoy the sunlight as it refracts through centuriesold stained glass windows. Or if you prefer, examine the windows and make out the amazing figures and stories they depict

Know More about this tour

You’ll be thoroughly impressed as you approach Italy’s largest church. It’s 108 meters high and drips with gothic gravitas. However, it truly hits you when you’re inside. It’s vast. 160 meters long, 92 meters wide and it holds 40,000 people.

The art and adornments that you’ll admire are similarly epic too. There are sarcophagi of luminaries from centuries gone by – exotic sounding names and titles of Milanese dignitaries – and countless Renaissance statues. It even has Italy’s largest organ, which has 15,350 pipes.

Though the building sits on the site of a much more ancient church, work began on it in its present form in 1386. Rulers and rich men over the centuries tried to finish it. Napoleon arrived in 1805 and even the Little Emperor failed to get it over the line (he also failed to pay for any of the work he ordered. Classic Napoleon).

There are also treasures to be seen in the nearby Duomo Museum (the ticket gets you in here too). There’s art, statues and tapestries galore – all related to the Duomo’s rich history. But there’s one curiosity in particular that you might want to check out: the *modellone*. This is an architectural model of the Duomo itself, one twentieth its size. And that alone took 300 years to complete!

Inclusions

<ul><li>Access to the Archaeological area</li><li>Access to Gottardo in Gorte church</li><li>Access to Duomo di Milano</li><li>Access to Duomo Museum</li><li>Access to the Baptistery</li></ul>

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Getting There

  • Metro: Any line to Duomo
  • Tram: 2 or 14 to Torino; 15 to Piazza Fontana; 16, 24 or 27 to Mazzini

Opening Hours

Duomo di Milano

08:00 - 19:00, last admission at 18:10

Crypt of St. Charles

Mon - Fri, 11:00 – 17:30; Sat, 11:00 – 17:00; Sun, 13:30 – 15:30

Archeological Area

08:00 - 19:00, last admission at 18:10

Museum and Church of S. Gottardo in Corte

  • Thu - Tue, 10:00 – 18:00, last admission at 17:10
  • Wed: Closed

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