Get the Most out of the Duomo: Skip the Line + Hidden Gems

Get the Most out of the Duomo: Skip the Line + Hidden Gems

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  • Admire the gothic architecture of the Milan Duomo
  • Skip-the-line ticket + Duomo licensed guide
  • Learn about the history of the cathedral
  • Discover the hidden gems around Duomo’s area
  • Visit an ossuary chapel from 13th century
  • Hear the story behind a controversial building

You will meet here: Piazza Giuseppe Missori

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in the architecture and history of Milan with a private guide. Explore Milan’s most impressive cathedral and discover beautiful hidden gems along the way.

Meet your local insider at Piazza Missori and start your private tour. Make your way to the Milan Duomo and get ready to discover the hidden gems along your walk. Start your tour with a stop at Piazza St. Alessandro and visit the nice church placed on there. Follow your favorite local and stroll through the charming streets of Milan while listening to insights about the places you pass.

Take a look at the controversial building Torre Velasca, considered by some a masterpiece of modern architectures and by others a horrible construction. Move on to the University of Milan, one of the most important monuments of Milan from an artistic point of view.

Next stop, is a truly unique hidden gem. Located on Via Brolo, the church is unusual in many ways: its architecture and ossuary chapel are worth seeing. Your local host will give you all the insights about the church and tell you the legend the only Milanese people know about.

The highlight of your tour is your next stop, the Gothic style Milan Duomo. The cathedral is the fifth largest in the world and the largest in all of Italy. Once you’re there, admire its magnificent exterior. Follow your private licensed guide and pass the line with your skip-the-line ticket.

Proceed inside to the cathedral itself and admire the different styles artwork from Modern to Medieval. Inside the church, you can find 3400 statues and 55 stained glass windows. Hear about the 600-year history and be amazed by the main altar. Your local guide can tell you about the symbols placed there and why they are associated with paganism.

The tour ends outside the cathedral in Piazza Duomo but if you wish you can stay in the cathedral as much time as you like. If you have specific requests let your host know, they can 100% personalize the tour for you and your group.

Check out hosts’ personal videos and pick your favorite local for this amazing Duomo experience!

*Please consider that you can't visit the cathedral without a proper outfit: no shorts, no nude shoulders, no mini skirts, no metal objects and no food & drinks. In the case of an inadequate outfit, you'll have to buy a cover which costs 2,00€ pp.

**Please note that on Sunday mornings it can be possible that some parts of the Cathedral might be closed to public due to the religious masses. No need to worry though, as the experience on Sunday morning is just as magical as other days!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Piazza Missori
Hidden Spot
Piazza S.Alessandro a local hidden spot full of history and away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets.
San Giovanni in Conca
Take a quick visit to the crypt below on of the busy streets of Milan
Beautiful Courtyards
Enter one of the many beautiful courtyards of University of Milan that is open to the public
Velasca Tower
Take a look at the ugliest building in the city and possibly the world
Creepy Chapel
Visit San Bernardino alle Ossa, a small church decorated with numerous human skulls and bones
Magnificent Duomo
Time to visit the beautiful cathedral and discover all the secrets of the most famous building in Milan

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Skip the line tour details

Private Skip the line tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Piazza Giuseppe Missori
Guest pick-up
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  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
Not included
Food & Drinks

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  • Experience the heart
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.