Press and Permits

Press and Permits
Video filming and photography inside the complex of the Cathedral

All individual visitors who visit the Cathedral and wish to take photographs strictly for personal use and not for the purposes of publication, study, profit or any other use, are required to purchase a pass for authorisation to take photographs on the days and during the times indicated: 8.30 to 18.30 on weekdays, Saturdays  8:30 to 17.00 and Sundays 13.30 to 17.00. Outside these times and during all religious services photography is strictly forbidden.

Photography is understood to be any type of shot taken with any type of non-professional equipment, cameras with film, or digital cameras including mobile phones, tablets and smartphones.

The pass can be directly purchased for €2.00 from the distribution point indicated inside the Cathedral, at the north entrance to the nave. At the time of payment, an ID bracelet will be issued which must be worn and shown if required to the staff on duty.

Video filming and photography in the Cathedral (Cathedral, Terraces, Precinct and Restoration Sites) for information purposes

If you wish to produce a documentary or an educational programme, a scientific research paper or general publication, you must obtain the authorisation of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.

The application form must be submitted to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano – Via Arcivescovado, 1 – 20122 Milano; tel. +39.02.72022656; fax+39.02.72022419; e-mail: comunicazione@duomomilano.it – specifying the day, time and duration of the filming, the items to be filmed and the type of equipment that will be used. Please also specify the purpose of the project.

Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano reserves the right to issue or refuse authorisation for filming.

The images and video films are subject to the payment of a fee; the amount and the procedures for payment will be indicated by Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano at the time of application. All persons shooting photographs and/or videos, either for publications or for study and research, are required to deliver a copy of each shot to the Photographic Archive of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.

Video filming and photography in the Cathedral (Cathedral, Terraces, Precinct and Restoration Sites) for study purposes

Video filming and photography for study purposes requires the authorisation of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo. In order to carry out video filming and photography for study purposes (degree dissertations, school and university projects) inside the Cathedral, the study purposes application form must be submitted to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano – Via Arcivescovado, 1 – 20122 Milano; tel. +390272022656/fax+390272022419; email: comunicazione@duomomilano.it – specifying the day, time and duration of the filming/photography, the subjects filmed/photographed and the type of equipment that will be used. Please also specify the purposes of the project.

Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano reserves the right to issue or refuse authorisation for filming. 
 
All persons shooting photographs and/or videos, either for publications or for study and research, are required to deliver a copy of each shot to the Photographic Archive of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.

Video filming and photography in the Cathedral for commercial or promotional purposes (Cathedral, Terraces, Precinct and Restoration Sites)

To shoot a commercial or promotional film sequence or carry out a photographic service, the application form must be submitted to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano – Via Arcivescovado, 1 – 20122 Milano; tel. +390272022656; fax+390272022419; e-mail: comunicazione@duomomilano.it - specifying the day, time and duration of the filming/photography, the subjects filmed/photographed and the type of equipment that will be used. Please also specify the purposes of the project.
Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano reserves the right to issue or refuse authorisation for filming.

The images and video films are subject to the payment of a fee; the amount and the procedures for payment will be indicated by Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano at the time of application. All persons shooting photographs and/or videos are required to deliver a copy of each shot to the Photographic Archive of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.

General conditions

Applications will be processed within 5 working days by the Committee of Veneranda Fabbrica in charge of authorisation of the filming, from the day following submittal of the application.

The decision of the Committee is binding.

Unless specific agreements have been reached with Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, the following are forbidden: 

- the presence of extras, testimonials, actors;
- interviews with public personalities;
- filming on Saturdays, Sundays and during special openings of the Cathedral or Terraces; 
- filming for weddings, christenings and other events inside the Cathedral or on the Terraces.

For filming in the archaeological area – Baptistery and St. Thecla –authorisation must be obtained from the Archaeological Heritage Office.

For requests to use existing images, please write to  archivio@duomomilano.it

Photography and video filming are not allowed in August.

Press and Communications Office

Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Via Arcivescovado 1 – 20122 Milano
tel +39.02.72022656 – fax +39.02.72022419
comunicazione@duomomilano.it