Getting to know the Duomo with those who built it and still care for it today
Each Saturday afternoon, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo offers its visitors a program of special guided tours open to all, which will make it possible to discover the treasures of art, history and Faith that the Cathedral holds and displays.
Visitors will be accompanied by our expert guides along exclusive itineraries designed specially by the institution that, for more than six centuries, has been taking care of the Cathedral: the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.
Discover the upcoming schedule, choose an itinerary and book your visit!
SATURDAY MAY 4th, 2:30 p.m.
In the Duomo Baptistery: Pagans and Christians in the Times of St. Ambrose
Did you ever think you could visit an antique treasure under the Duomo? Descending into the Archaeological Area, come and discover the early-Christian Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine! Through a series of readings, together we will share the stories of the Pagans and Christians who – seventeen centuries ago – inhabited the city, capital of the Roman Empire at the time.
SATURDAY MAY 11th, 2:30 p.m.
At the Sources of the Duomo: How Did the Marble Used for the Cathedral Arrive?
A journey in the center of Milan to discover, throughout the entire city, the footsteps of the Veneranda Fabbrica, the body that for over six centuries has been caring for the Duomo. From the Quarries of Candoglia the marble travelled along the rivers and the Navigli (the waterways of Milan), up to the wet dock and Via Laghetto, to finally reach Piazza Duomo. The visit will be an itinerary for discovering the history of Milan that still lives in the places touched by the Grand Construction Site.
SATURDAY MAY 18th, 2:30 p.m.
The Large Stained-Glass Windows of the Duomo Tell a Story…
There are fifty-five of them. They are the largest in the Gothic world and their creation spans over more than five centuries: the stained-glass windows are truly among the most interesting masterpieces of the Duomo! During this breathtaking stroll, we will uncover the stories of the 136 characters that animate them and we will admire the beauty of the lights and colors created by great artists from the Renaissance to present day.
SATURDAY MAY 25th, 2:30 p.m.
The Duomo Architecture: A Reflection of Milan
As the Cathedral was being built, the pure white and flamboyant Gothic of the original design was added to by the many different styles of the Renaissance, the Counter-Reformation and of the 18th and 19th centuries. Did you know that the Duomo was completed only during the 1900s? This is what its unique and inimitable facade tells us. A visit to uncover the richness and complexity of the Duomo’s architecture, which has been a point of reference for the entire city of Milan.
Information and bookings:
To book, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your name, last name, nr. of participants, phone contact.
In front of the DUOMO INFO POINT Via Arcivescovado, 1
€6 per person + €2 for the headset rental (when required)
Free: children up to age 6
Tickets (when required):
Terraces: full €12 / €7 by elevator / on foot; reduced €6/€3.50 (children 6 -12; over 65). Free: children up to age 6; disabled persons.
Baptistery: €4. Free: children up to age 6; disabled persons.
For families: children free up to age 18 (only €2 for headset rental)
The VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO reserves the right to cancel visits if the required minimum nr. of participants is not reached or for other circumstances beyond its control.
Infoline VISITORS SERVICES
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tel. +39.02.72022656, ext. 222