The treasures of Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral: tickets and Duomo Pass
Milan Cathedral is the symbol par excellence of Milan with all its spiers rising towards the sky.
If from the outside the Milan Cathedral is a spectacle for the eyes, it really deserves to be visited in its entirety for the great treasure that offers from the architectural and artistic point of view, as well as religious.
The Cathedral is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Italy and in Europe and for centuries has been the religious symbol of the city of Milan and a destination for religious tourism from all over the world.
The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo , established by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1387, is responsible for preserving and enhancing this heritage and at the same time promoting cultural activities.
But let’s see what is there to visit at the Milan Cathedral?
- the treasures of the Milan Cathedral
- the Museum
- the Baptistery of S. Giovanni alle Fonti – archaeological area
- the Terraces of the Cathedral
– Cumulative tickets (Duomo Pass) are available to access all areas.
– Tickets are open date (with no day and time constraint) and are valid for a single entry until December 31st 2018
For schedules and variations click here: Duomo of Milan – Timetables
The Dome is the symbol of Milan in the world and for centuries shows the devotion of Man towards the Divine in all its majesty.
It is a religious building, before an artistic monument, and is particularly linked to the memory and the Magisterium of the succeeding Bishops on the Sant’Ambrogio Chair.
The Great Museum of the Cathedral is spread over an area of more than two thousand square meters in the spaces of Palazzo Reale and in its 27 rooms it houses sculptures, paintings, tapestries and architectural models ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Here you can see the many original marble statues from the Duomo, but not only. Are you curious to see the projects and models for the construction of the Dome?
But the treasure of the Museum of the Cathedral means also precious liturgical objects that are sometimes still used for religious services.
Baptistery of S. Giovanni alle Fonti – Archaeological Area
Under the churchyard there is a very important place for the religious history of Milan: the Baptistery of S. Giovanni alle Fonti with the remains of S. Tecla.
Built in the fourth century by the will of Sant’Ambrogio, who baptized Sant’Agostino here, it represents an inestimable cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan.
It was demolished in 1387 to make room for the Duomo and was rediscovered much later (1961) during the construction of the subway.
Living Milan from above and from a place with undisputed charm? Walking among the spiers and the marble statues? You must do it!
The Cathedral terraces offer a unique spectacle. Walk to a height of about 50 meters to admire the city panorama immersed in the art and the marble of Candoglia.
8,000 square meters of floor area to enjoy the architecture of the Milanese Cathedral close up and to look at the horizon towards the Alps and the Apennines.
The treasures of Milan Cathedral + the terraces of the Cathedral between statues and spiers above Milan
Cumulative tickets (Duomo Pass) to access all areas, are available. Tickets have no limitation of day and hour, and are valid for a single pass until 31 December 2018.
Admission times could be subject to change, during special liturgical celebrations, following instructions given by the Public Safety Authorities to guarantee public order or during the organizational needs of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano.
Duomo di Milano
- from Stazione Centrale / Yellow metro (M3) stop at Duomo
- from Stazione Cadorna/ Red metro (M1) stop Duomo.
- from Stazione Garibaldi / Green metro (M2),change at Cadorna, take red line (M1), stop Duomo.
- From Milano Malpensa
Get to Stazione FS Centrale thanks to the shuttle bus service or a taxi. Shuttle buses’ departures are scheduled approximately every half hour from 03.45 to 00.30.
It is also possible to take the Malpensa Express train that connects the airport to the Milano Centrale and G. Garibaldi railway stations.
- FromMilano Linate
It’s possible to get Stazione FS Centrale taking the bus line 73 from 06:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.
The Duomo stop is served by the red line (M1) and the yellow line (M3) .
Take the lines:
- tram 15 and 23, stop Piazza Fontana,
- tram 2 e 14, stop Via Torino,
- tram 16, 24 e 27, stop Via Mazzini,
In Milan there is BikeMi – the bike sharing service – which offers the possibility to rent bicycles to visit the historic center. Around the Duomo there are several pick-up and delivery stations. Timetables, rates, documents to be presented and location of rental points are listed in the site dedicated to the service .
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