The supervision of the admissions to the Milan Cathedral and to all the services provided continue on a monthly basis, in order to offer, both to all the worshippers and the visitors, a rational and regulated way of access to the Duomo, and make all the different areas, each reserved to a specific category of visitor, compatible.
Thanks to the suggestions and requests made by card. Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, and to the debate that followed, the following modifications to the Regulations will be applied starting Monday 15th February 2016 included.
1.) Crypt of St.Charles
From Monday to Saturday, from 9.30 am to 11.00 am, the Crypt of St.Charles is reserved only to personal prayer (with direct access to the reserved area for who will show the pass).
The pass grants access also in the area housing the urns of the Blessed Archbishops, card. Andrea Ferrari, card. Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, the relic of Blessed card. Giovanni Battista Montini (Paolo VI)
The pass can be requested free in the Masses Sacristy of the Duomo.
2.) Access through the Holy Door
From 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (last admission at 6.30 pm), the access through the Holy Door (the farthest north portal – Porta Minerbi, on the left side of the Cathedral) is reserved to worshippers (entrance only).
To exit from the reserved area for private prayer, it will be possible to use the Median North Portal – Porta Castiglioni.
3.) Personal prayer within the Jubilee prayers points
For personal prayer within the Jubilee prayers points proposed in Cathedral near the Main Altar ,the pulpit, the Tabernacle and the Chair of the Bishop, the worshippers can remain in the nave, on the dedicated benches overlooking the presbytery.
4.) Guided tours for parish and religious groups
Parish groups, teachers of religion and religious associations active in the Diocese who intend to organize a guided tour in the Cathedral during the period of the Jubilee can address to the section Between Art and Faith curated by the Educational Services of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo (for information and reservations: Tel. 02 89015321; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monitoring of all the provided services will be conducted on a monthly base, granting a continuous dialogue between the Archbishop, the Veneranda Fabbrica, worshippers, the city and the millions of tourists visiting the Cathedral of Milan.
All the opening hours and the information of how to access the Duomo of Milan and all the updates are always available at the visit the Cathedral section.
Milan, 12 February 2016