A different perspective
There are few things as romantic as admiring a red-tinged sky from a panoramic position as dusk falls. Agreeing with this assumption, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo once again offers visitors a chance to access the Rooftop Terraces in summer, with extended visiting hours until 8.30am, 7 days a week. After climbing 251 steps, or taking the elevator on the left side of the cathedral, the Terraces are revealed in all their majesty, offering visitors an unmatched panoramic view, and a chance to wander amidst flying buttresses, 135 pink Candoglia marble spires and 180 statues, depicting saints and other religious and historical figures. The tour, reserved for small groups of 15 people, also offers visitors a unique opportunity to admire the golden Madonnina close-up, discover the Duomo from a different perspective, and learn about the secrets behind its Gothic architecture from professional guides.
Various ticket options
Different ticket options, which can also be booked online, are available. You can either purchase a ticket that only allows access to the rooftop terraces or opt for a 90-minute Fast-Track Duomo Tour. This includes a guided tour in Italian, English, French, Spanish or German of the cathedral’s rooftop terraces, its spacious interiors, and the church’s archaeological area, an underground crypt whose original foundations are still visible.