On Top of the Duomo
Exploring the Duomo Interior
We start and end near the Duomo (including going inside).
If you have any sense of vertigo, we would not recommend this tour for you. We will spend over 45 minutes on the rooftop of the Duomo which is about 150 ft high.
We will go in a lift. There are two lifts which access the rooftop.
It is not a walking intensive tour however the rooftop has narrow passageways and would not be suitable for wheelchairs. Feel free to email us for other possible options.
This walk is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. Please contact us.
We purchase skip-the-line tickets however everyone must go through the same security procedures. This can sometimes take longer than expected however having skip-the-line tickets can speed the process up.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Luisa was born and bred in Milan. After getting an MA from the University of Rome, she also received a PhD in Political Science and History from the University of Milan. She has worked as associated Professor by the University of the Study in Milano and as a lecturer of Art and History at the Seton Hall University (NJ) Luisa is passionate about Renaissance, as well as putting traditions, uses and moral codes of the past, in context with today's Milan. She's also been working as a personal shopper for many years and is familiar with the best boutiques and shops in the city. When not guiding, she works as reporter for a major italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Donatella received her degree in modern languages at the University of Milan and is a specialist in art history and history of Europe. She speaks English, French, German and Russian. She is familiar with all the historical and art sites and museums in Milan and she is regularly updated about all the temporary art exhibitions regarding classic and modern art. She is also very experienced in creating special tours about design, fashion and architecture.
Originally from Bulgaria, Katerina has been living in Italy for 25 years now, 20 of which in Milan. Her degrees are MSc in Economics at the University of Economics of Varna (Bulgaria) followed by a BA in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at UNIMI (University of Milan) several years later. After a short experience in finance, she changed work field following her true passion for languages, culture and communication and worked for about 10 years as an interpreter and translator. In the meanwhile she cultivated her multitude of interests in travelling, art, history, tradition, italian food and wine, which led her to new studies and eventually to a new profession. Now she is specialized in art and history tours in Milan with particular focus on Leonardo da Vinci and Italian Renaissance art. She offers also guided wine tastings, food tours -- not only in Milan, but also combined with truffle hunting in Piedmont -- and tours from Milan to the greater Italian lakes, including guided cruises mainly along the beautiful Lake Como,
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