In keeping with a new welcoming strategy designed to keep up with the needs of the one million tourists that visit the monument and its collection of artistic and religious treasures each year, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano will continue in its commitment to improve the usability of the entrances and services of the entire complex.
The international appointment with Expo Milano 2015, which entailed a total reorganization of the way visitor traffic was managed, and the Jubilee Year which just ended, were two valuable occasions for the monument to measure itself against the changing needs of the visiting public, also keeping in mind the requirements imposed by the increased security measures put in place by the authorities.
Even over the past few months, the Veneranda Fabbrica has achieved important goals which allow this internationally recognized symbol of Milan to continue making all residents of the city proud. The completion of the Main Spire's restoration and the continuation of other work, the total overhaul of the electrical system and of the internal and external lighting systems which have restored the Madonnina to its full splendour, the restoration of the Archives, a treasure trove of Milan's identity which has tripled in size, the many cultural activities, and the plans for the Sotto Duomo [Under Duomo] which open new horizons within the Archaeological Area, in the Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Camposanto, and which will continue in the heart of the great restoration sites, are only a few of the stops along this journey which the Fabbrica will continue to record in the “Diario dei Cantieri” [Restoration Diary] section of duomomilano.it.
In order to do this, the Fabbrica faces a budgetary commitment of approximately €30 million per year, covering 80% of the total costs itself, and overseeing, with a great sense of responsibility, the management, safeguard, and promotion of the monument, with no tax benefits and currently without ordinary contributions from national and local organizations. The extraordinary contribution from the government for the three year period 2017/2019 has been reduced by €2.5 million per year, but merely keeping the Cathedral open for 12 hours a day, 365 days a year, costs a minimum of approximately €4 million per year.
As always, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo informs the public of an update to the entrances and services of the monument which will take effect as of 1 February 2017.
CATHEDRAL/ AREA RESERVED FOR CHRISTIAN PRAYER
Access to the Area reserved for Christian Prayer will undergo no changes as it is completely free of charge.
From 7.00 am to 8.00 am every day, worshippers will, as always, be able to enter through the Cathedral's side doors (Piazza del Duomo, Via Card. Martini/Arcivescovado) and, from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm, access to the Duomo will be through the northern doors (Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II).
VISITOR ACCESS AND TICKETS
Beginning on 1 February 2017, for visitor access to the Duomo, the distinction between full-price and reduced-price tickets will be introduced.
The reduced-price ticket, reserved for visitors under 12 years of age, religious groups, and school trips, is priced at €2.
For all other visitors, with the obvious exception of worshippers, the full-price ticket for entrance to the Duomo is priced at €3.
Both the reduced-price and full-price tickets will continue to include entry to the Grande Museo del Duomo (Piazza del Duomo, 12) and to the Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte, as well as to exhibits on display in these spaces, with no additional cost.
The cumulative ticket, which includes access to the Duomo, to the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, to the terraces by elevator, to the Grande Museo del Duomo, and to the Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte, is priced at €16/€8, and with stair access to the terraces is priced at €12/€6.
Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
The entry ticket to the Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, the Museum, and the Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte is priced at €7/€3.
THE DUOMO'S TERRACES
After the total overhaul of the previous system, the new internal elevators up to the Duomo's terraces have been operative for some time. These structures, designed with cutting-edge technology and taking advantage of the pre-existing recesses in the architecture, are not only faster but also far more energy efficient.
The ticket to visit the Duomo's terraces remains priced at €9/€4.50 by foot and €13/€7 by elevator.
GRANDE MUSEO DEL DUOMO DI MILANO AND CHIESA DI SAN GOTTARDO IN CORTE
The entry ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo (Piazza del Duomo, 12), which costs €3, also includes entry to the Duomo and to the Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte, as well as to exhibits on display in these spaces.
As of 30 January 2017, the museum's hours are as follows:
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10am to 6pm. Last ticket: 5pm. Last entry 5:10pm.
In order to improve usability and facilitate access to the monumental complex, over the next few months a reorganization of all ticketing services and Info Points will take place, with the creation of a single welcome centre, open 7 days a week.
Here it will also be possible to purchase the official merchandise of the Veneranda Fabbrica.
In view of this reorganization, as of 1 February 2017 the locations of the ticket booths will be repositioned as follows:
|TICKET OFFICE 1|
Piazza del Duomo, south side of Cathedral
Opening hours:every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Group Bookings Office: every day from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
|TICKET OFFICE 2|
Palazzo Reale - Piazza del Duomo, 12 at the Grande Museo del Duomo
Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday from 8.45 am to 6.00 pm
|TICKET OFFICE 3|
Piazza del Duomo, 18 at the Duomo Info Point
Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
6 - 13 - 20- 27 FEBRUARY 2017 — from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
The information office at the DUOMO INFOPOINT (Piazza del Duomo, 18) is open every day from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Phone +39.02.72023375; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission times could be subject to change, visit this page for more information.