Facciata Duomo
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In addition to activities during normal opening hours, the Veneranda Fabbrica offers the possibility to experience its treasures exclusively and in private, with special events and tours

DUOMO

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For a truly exclusive visit to the Cathedral, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo offers special after-hours guided tours of the monument, aimed at those who would like a more intimate experience of the Duomo.

Conditions of service:

In addition to liturgical use, the Cathedral is considered a monument and therefore special openings are permitted for cultural purposes (guided tours; little concerts and organ recitals) only.

Visits to the Duomo and Baptistery of St. Giovanni alle Fonti may be made in small private groups that meet the particular needs of the visitors, accompanied by expert, specialised guides.
Ad hoc itineraries can be created upon request, including guided tours with customised themes and lengths.

The service includes exclusive access to the Cathedral, only by request, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (excluding religious holidays and other special dates).

The service is available to private individuals and/or legal entities, subject to verification of:
- the availability of the cathedral based on the liturgical calendar and possible activities (cultural or those related to restoration) as determined by the Veneranda Fabbrica;
- the status of the applicant;

- the nature of the request.

Access to the service:
Requests for special openings of the Duomo must be submitted via the application form, which can be obtained by writing to iniziativespeciali@duomomilano.it

MUSEUM

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An exclusive guided tour not only supports the Duomo Museum, but also offers you the privilege of intimately getting to know the great historic, artistic, and cultural heritage found in its valuable collection of sculptures, stained glass windows, paintings, tapestry, terracotta, and large architectural models from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

Conditions of service:

Exclusive visits of the Duomo Museum are available, upon request, from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm (excluding holidays).
Guests will be divided into small groups and accompanied by specialised tour guides from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.

We also offer tailor-made itineraries according to each group requirements.

Access to the service:

The service is available to private individuals and/or legal entities subject to verification of:

-the availability of the Museum;

- the status of the applicant;

- the nature of the request.

Requests for after-hours museum visits must be submitted via the application form, which can be requested by writing to iniziativespeciali@duomomilano.it

TERRACES

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Exclusive visits to the Cathedral’s splendid Terraces can be made outside the normal public opening hours. See the characteristic spires up close and enjoy an incomparable, panoramic view of the city, from the oldest monuments to the more recent additions to Milan’s skyline.

Conditions of service:

After-hours visits to the Duomo’s Terraces are possible only for guided tours of a cultural nature and purpose.

Guests will be organised in small groups and accompanied by expert, specialised guides from the Veneranda Fabbrica. They will get to the Terraces by elevator and begin their exclusive guided tour from there.
We also offer tailor-made itineraries according to each group requirements.

The service includes exclusive access to the Terraces, only by request, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (excluding religious holidays and other special dates).

Access to the service:

The service is available to private individuals and/or legal entities, subject to verification of:

-the availability of the Terraces based on possible activities (liturgical, cultural or related to restoration) as determined by the Veneranda Fabbrica;
- the status of the applicant;
- the nature of the request.

Requests for special openings of the terraces must be submitted via the application form, which can be requested by writing to iniziativespeciali@duomomilano.it

SALA DEI MILANESI

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A visit to the exclusive archives means paging through the day-by-day history of the Duomo and Milan. Since 1387 this precious “diary of the city” has collected testimony large and small related to the construction of the Cathedral and the lives of the Milanese involved on a daily basis in the Gran Cantiere (Great Construction).

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With accompanying expert guides and archivists from the Veneranda Fabbrica, you can see the “paper treasures” of the Archives, first-hand. These are the stories of the professions, events, and economic and social affairs which, over the course of more than six centuries, helped construct the history of the Duomo and its city.

We also offer tailor-made itineraries according to each group requirements.

SALA DEI MILANESI (HALL OF THE MILANESE)
Along with guided tours, the sophisticated Sala dei Milanesi may be used for gatherings or meetings. The Sala is connected to the archives and opens onto breathtaking views of the Duomo.

In fact, the Sala dei Milanesi, located within the historic archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica, offers a truly extraordinary view of the Cathedral: it looks out onto the apse, which dates to the oldest phase of the Duomo’s construction.

From the windows of the Sala, the famous Madonnina can be seen in all her splendour, an unchallenged symbol of the city of Milan.

Precious historic elements decorate the Sala and connect it to the Cathedral: the Candoglia marble floors, the intarsia tables from the Cathedral’s sacristy, the stone sculptures created to decorate the spires.

The Sala dei Milanesi is the perfect location for hosting small, exclusive events in a location of inestimable value, in the very heart of the city.

With a reserved entrance from Piazza Duomo and an inner foyer for greeting guests, the facility can accommodate up to 50 people.

The Sala is an ideal place for private meetings or refined cocktail events. Various furnishing arrangements are possible within the Sala as well as catering services. To meet the technical needs of conventions, conferences, seminars or company meetings, the Sala comes with the latest audio-visual equipment.

CHURCH OF ST. GOTTARDO IN CORTE

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Initially the chapel of the ducal palace (which later became the Royal Palace of Milan), the Church of San Gottardo in Corte was re-opened to the public on 5 May 2015 after an important restoration, completed in only nine months by experts from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.
With origins dating back to the 1300s, the church in Via Pecorari is known for its splendid “campanile delle ore” (bell tower of the hours), upon which the first public clock in the city was installed and which gives its name to the surrounding area, the “Contrade delle Ore” (Quarter of the Hours).
The interior holds the sepulchral monument of Azzone Visconti, the Milanese lord responsible for building the chapel around 1336 and commissioning a large Crucifixion fresco painted by Giotto’s followers.

Today the Church of San Gottardo, also known as the “Cappella Palatina”, is part of the tour itinerary of the Duomo Museum.

Conditions of service:

The space can be requested outside of normal opening hours for exclusive guided tours or small concerts with entry from Via Francesco Pecorari. As the chapel is directly connected to the Duomo Museum, visits to the two may be combined.

After-hours visits are available by request from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm (excluding Sundays and holidays).

Guests will be divided into small groups for the tour and accompanied by specialised guides from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.

We also offer tailor-made itineraries according to each group requirements.

Access to the service:

The service is available to private individuals and/or legal entities subject to verification of:
-the availability and practicability of Museum;

- the status of the applicant;

- the nature of the request.

Requests for special openings of the church must be submitted via the application form, which can be requested by writing to iniziativespeciali@duomomilano.it