With the month of April, the new tourist season officially begins, again this year much has been done to ensure an increasingly careful and functional organization of visitor reception services.
Entrance based on time bands
From April 1, entrance to the Cathedral and Terraces will be organized in bands of two hours each, so you can buy tickets for the Cathedral and Terraces by selecting the date and time at which you want to visit. For Cumulative Tickets that include Terraces, the time selection is valid for admission to the Terraces; while for Culture Pass tickets, the time slot is valid for admission to the Duomo; the other places included in the cumulative tickets can also be visited before or after the indicated time. Tickets will be valid for 3 days from the date selected for the visit.
Fast-Track for access to the Terraces and direct access to the Cathedral from the roof*
From April 4 to November 3, the line skipping service for ascent to the Terraces of the Cathedral in a lift with reduced waiting times resumes.
The service is active all days from 10.00 to 17.00 and allows you to climb to the Terraces from an opening dedicated to the South lift, selecting the day and time of the visit (slot times of 60 minutes).
For the period and times indicated above, the service of direct access from the roof to the interior of the Cathedral, by means of a connecting staircase*, without having to queue up at the entrance, will be active. In addition, the visit route will be organized in a circular manner so as to make the Terraces entirely open to visitors (walkways on the north side, central terrace and walkways on the south side) *.
Terraces* evening opening
Climbing the Terraces of the Duomo of Milan at sunset is an experience to be done at least once in your life. From this unique vantage point, every visitor can indulge in the beauty of the Duomo and contemplate Milan from its most significant point. The statues of the Monument at sunset seem to come to life "whispering ancient and secret stories in your ear", as the poet Heinrich Heine warned almost two centuries ago.
From April 21 to May 1 visitors can enjoy the opportunity to climb onto the Terraces, by lift or stairs, until 20.00 (the last climb is scheduled at 19.10): the extended opening of the Terraces until 20.00 also covers the days of April 25 and May 1, 2019, during this period the service will be extended until 18.00. For the occasion, the Ticket Office 1 - Sala delle Colonne (Piazza del Duomo, 14/a) is also open until 19.00.
The evening opening will then be repeated from June 1 to September 15 including all the groups until 20.30. Last ticket at 19.30, during this period the Fast-Track service will be extended until 18.30.
The Ticket Office 1 - Sala delle Colonne (Piazza del Duomo, 14/a) will remain open until 19.30. The Cathedral, the Archaeology Area and the Museum will observe the ordinary hours.
*The service may be suspended for liturgical and organizational reasons.
Duomo Info Point
Piazza Duomo 14/a - 20122 Milano
Winter Opening Times (November-April)
Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm / Saturday-Sunday and Holidays 9.00am-5.00pm
Summer Opening Times (May-October)
Every day 9.00am-6.00pm