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Everything About Duomo di Milano Hours

Duomo di Milano is open from 8 am to 7 pm, with the last admission at 6.10 pm. 

Here are the opening hours of the cathedral throughout the week: 

DayTiming
Mon8 am to 7 pm
Tue8 am to 7 pm
Wed8 am to 7 pm
Thur8 am to 7 pm
Fri8 am to 7 pm
Sat8 am to 7 pm
Sun8 am to 7 pm

Other attractions in the Duomo complex follow different timings. 

Here are the opening hours of all attractions in and around Duomo di Milano: 

  • Cathedral Terrace: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Crypts of St Charles: 11 am to 5.30 pm
  • Duomo Museum: 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Wednesday) 
  • San Gottardo Church: 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Wednesday) 
  • Archeological Area: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Santa Maria Annunciata in Camposanto Church: 12.30 pm to 2 pm (open only on weekdays) 
  • St Stefano Baptistery: 9 am to 6 pm

Note: The last entry is 50 minutes before the Duomo di Milano closing time or attraction closing time. 

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Duomo di Milano Mass Timings

The cathedral is open for prayer from 7 am to 7 pm, with the last entry at 6.30 pm. 

The mass timings at Duomo di Milano are: 

  • Monday to Friday: 7 am, 8 am, 11 am and 5.30 pm. Recital of the Rosary 5 pm.
  • Saturday: Eucharist mass at 8.30 am, Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
  • Sunday: Eucharist at 9.30 am, 11 am and 5.30 pm at Feriale Chapel and Maring Lauds at 10.30 am and Vespers at 4.30 pm at the cathedral. 

Special Change of Opening Hours

Here are the closures and alternate timings for the month of April: 

April 11 to 13: The Cathedral is closed for group tours. The Museum, San Gottardo Church and terraces are closed. 

April 28: Duomo di Milano, archeological area and crypt close at 2 pm. The last entry is at 1.10 pm. 

Best Time To Visit Duomo di Milano 

The Best Time to Visit Duomo di Milano during Easter
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Best time of the day: 8 am 

Best day of the week: Weekdays except Wednesday

Best time of the year: November to May

Duomo di Milano is one of the most visited cathedrals in the world and attracts huge crowds. 

The best time to visit for a crowd-free trip is 8 am when the duomo opens for visitors. 

If you are planning to visit the rooftop for views and do not mind the crowd, then arrive an hour before the sunset for the best experience. 

For a unique visit, you can also arrive at 6 pm, stay until closing, and enjoy a nighttime visit of the Duomo. 

We recommend you visit the Duomo di Milano during weekdays rather than weekends to avoid crowds. 

However, do not visit on Wednesdays as many attractions will be closed. 

The best time of the year to visit is Winter and Spring. 

The weather is pleasant in the spring, and crowds are thin, making it the most apt month for an Italian vacation. 

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How Long Does it Take to Explore the Duomo di Milano 

If you plan to visit all the attractions in the complex, you will need four to five hours. 

Visitors who are short on time and wish to explore all the parts should take the guided tour. 

The guided tour offers a comprehensive and knowledgeable tour in two hours. 

However, allot two hours if you wish to tour just the cathedral and rooftop at your own pace. 

The Best Way to Explore Duomo di Milano 

Many visitors wonder what is the best way to explore the Milan Cathedral. 

Here is how you can tour all parts of the Cathedral in four hours. 

Start your visit with a trip to the Duomo Rooftop. The rooftop tour takes around one hour. 

After admiring the city of Milan from the roof, head down to the Cathedral. 

Tour the insides of the cathedral, crypts and more. It will take 1.5 hours to visit all the altars and sculptures. 

Now, head out to the archeological area, which takes 45 minutes to tour. 

If time permits, visit the Duomo Museum, followed by San Gottardo Church. Visiting the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church might take an hour.

For all visitors planning to visit Duomo di Milano, here are some essential information to plan your trip: 

The best time to visit
How to reach 
Parking Information 
Restaurants
Tips for Visiting
History and Architecture 
Facts about Duomo Milano

FAQs About Duomo di Milano Opening Hours

1. What are the opening hours of Milan Cathedral?

Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano hours are from 8 am to 7 pm daily. 

The rooftop is open from 9 am to 7 pm. 

Other parts of Milan Cathedral have different opening times. Make sure to check the opening hours of all parts before visiting.

2. Can I visit the rooftop of Milan Cathedral?

Yes, visitors can visit the Duomo di Milano Rooftop by stairs or by elevator. 

The Rooftop is open from 9 am to 7 pm. 

The Rooftop offers the best views of Milan.

Note: All visitors need a Milan Cathedral Rooftop ticket to access the area. 

You can either purchase a Cathedral ticket with rooftop access or a simple Cathedral rooftop ticket without church access. 

3. What are the opening hours of the Duomo Museum?

The Duomo Museum is open from 10 am to 7 pm every day except for Wednesdays.

4. Is San Gottardo Church open every day?

San Gottardo Church is open every day except Wednesdays.

5. When is San Gottardo Church closed?

San Gottardo Church is closed on Wednesdays but is open on all other days of the week.

6. Until what time can I visit the Cathedral Terraces?

The Cathedral Terraces can be visited until 7 pm. 

The last time for admission is at 6.10 pm.

However, on all Thursdays in July and August, the Rooftop is open until 10 pm, with the last elevator at 8.40 pm.

7. Are there any specific opening hours for the archaeological areas of the Duomo?

The archeological areas of Duomo are open from 9 am to 7 pm. 

The last ticket to the site is at 6 pm and the last entry is at 6.10 pm. 

8. How late can I visit the Crypt of Saint Charles on weekdays?

The Crypt of Saint Charles can be visited on weekdays until 5.30 pm.

However, on Saturdays, the closing time is 5 pm and on Sundays, it closes at 3.30 pm.

9. What is the closing time of Duomo di Milano?

The Duomo di Milano closing time is at 7 pm.

The last entry is at 6.10 pm.

Visitors are advised to plan accordingly to ensure sufficient time to explore the cathedral and its attractions before it closes.

10. Does Duomo di Milano have different closing times for weekdays and weekends?

No, Duomo di Milano follows the same closing time of 7 pm throughout the week.

Whether it’s a weekday or a weekend, visitors have until 7 pm to enjoy the cathedral and its various offerings.

11. Is Duomo di Milano open on Sunday?

Yes, Duomo di Milano is open on Sundays.

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