fourteen things to keep in mind when Visiting  Milan cathedral

Duration required

Exploring all the six attractions at Cathedral Milan will take at least half a day. However, some visitors complete the tour in 2 hours.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Duomo di Milano is when they open at 8 am. The ideal times of year to visit are from September to October and April to May when the weather is beautiful and not that busy.

Dress Code

To enter the church, you must be dressed modestly. Avoid wearing hats, miniskirts, crop tops, bare-backed shirts, low-cut apparel, shorts, or t-shirts showing shoulders.

Cathedral’s rooftop

The rooftop of Milan Cathedral offers stunning city views and a close-up view of the Cathedral's famous spires and sculptures. You can either climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top.

Check for events

Milan Cathedral hosts various concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. Check online to see if any events are happening during your visit.

Bring water

The Milan Cathedral is massive and can be exhausting, and food is not allowed inside, so bring water to keep yourself hydrated while exploring.

Wear comfortable shoes

Exploring Duomo di Milano requires a lot of walking, including 200 steps if you walk to the rooftop. It is a good idea to wear comfortable shoes for a better experience.


The Milan Cathedral has amazing architecture, intricate details, and breathtaking views from the rooftop. Remember to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning beauty.

Book in advance

Booking Milan Cathedral tickets online in advance is a better option as they are less expensive and save time by avoiding the long line at the ticket booth.

Regular tickets

This ticket gets access to the Duomo di Milano, Archaeological Area, Duomo Museum, Church of San Gottardo, and the Duomo Rooftops.

Guided tour

This 90-minute guided tour gets access to the Duomo di Milano, Archaeological Area, Museum, the Church of San Gottardo, and priority entry to the Rooftops by lift.

Last minute rooftop

Depending on the chosen ticket, this special ticket gives access to the Duomo rooftop via the stairs or the elevator.