The Duomo is on the main square in the center of Milan and one of the top attractions. It is 157 meters long and the second largest Roman Catholic cathedral (after Seville). The Duomo has almost 3500 statues and the tallest spire is 108 meters high. Inside is the golden statue “La Madonnina”. From the roof, people can enjoy spectacular views of the city and the cathedral.
Tickets & opening hours
The cathedral is open daily from 8.00 – 19.00 hours. The cheapest ticket is €2: this includes entrance of the Cathedral, Duomo Museum and San Gottardo. If you want to visit some special places in the cathedral you must pay more money. A second ticket including entrance of the Duomo and the archaeological area cost €6. The terraces on the roof have beautiful views over the city. A separate ticket for the terrace is €9 (admission on foot) or €13(admission by elevator). The Duomo Pass cost €15 is the best buy. It’s one ticket to visit everything including the terraces by elevator.
It is very easy to visit the Duomo. The metro station (line 1, station Duomo) is at the Duomo Square. A single ticket is €1.
In the building right from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and opposite of the Duomo are a few fast food chains. Below is a fast food restaurant with pizza’s and chips, a bakery and a small Burger King restaurant. Upstairs is a large self-service restaurant (500 seats) of the ‘Ciao’-chain with choice of cold and warm Italian dishes.
Hotels and apartment
In the historic district of Milan are many tourist accommodations. Hotels in this area have higher rates than outside the city center. Two good accommodations with reasonable prices are NH Collection Milano President (3800 reviews 8.7) and Duomo Apartments Enjoy Palace (725 reviews 8.6).. There can be huge price differences. On average a stay in the weekend is much cheaper than a stay from monday till friday.