Dome of San Gaudentius

The very high dome that skims the sky of Novara

Live an exciting experience discovering the dome of San Gaudenzio, a symbol of Novara and an unmistakable element of its skyline, clearly visible as it is from every point in and around the city.
Built over the course of forty years, the dome represents the ultimate expression of Alessandro Antonelli’s genius and one of the most daring masonry buildings in the world, on par with Turin’s Mole. Through walkways hitherto excluded from traditional sightseeing circuits, you can retrace, with helmet and harness, the history of this extraordinary masterpiece of 19th-century architecture and enjoy exclusive viewpoints inside the building.
From the great colonnades that embrace the building and from the spire set 100 meters high, you can admire a splendid view of the city and run your gaze from the Alpine arc to the skyscrapers of Milan.

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Groups and schools




2/03/24 - 3/11/24


2h Path to the spire / 1h 30' Path to the dome


Italian / English / French

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Route to the spire (> 14 years old)

€ 18 (full) – € 15 (reduced)

Route to the dome (> 6 years old)

€ 12 (full) – € 10 (reduced)

Reduced ticket is reserved for: visitors up to 25 years of age, “Boldini, De Nittis et les italiens de Paris” exhibition ticket holders and Galleria Giannoni ticket holders, CAI Piemonte cardholders, residents in the Municipality of Novara (Fridays only), Lombardia Valle d’Aosta Museums Pass holders

The free ticket is reserved for: persons with disabilities (with any accompanying person), Piedmont Museums Subscription and Extra Formula holders, Torino+Piemonte Card holders, licensed tour guides, accredited journalists (by prior notification to e-mail


Fridays (until April 7), Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 09.30 | 11.30 | 14.30 | 16.30 | 18.30* (*shift not active in March and November)


Thursday and Friday: 9 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 09.30 | 11.30 | 16.30 | 18.30

Meeting place

Kalatà Ticket Office: Via G. Ferrari no. 13, 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

Your experience

  • Panoramic viewpoints up to 100 meters high
  • Helmet and safety harness provided by Kalatá to get to the top of the building (ascent to the spire)
  • Age limits: Route to the dome > 6 years old, Route to the spire > 14 years old
  • Route to the spire: 100 meters high with helmet and safety harness provided by Kalatá
  • Route to the dome: 75 meters high only with safety helmet provided by Kalatá
  • Guided tour in Italian included in the ticket
  • Foreign language materials and insights included in the ticket

Useful information

  • Without reservation, participation in guided tours cannot be guaranteed
  • Comfortable clothing (avoid skirts and dresses), low, closed-toe footwear recommended
  • Bags and/or backpacks (of any size), fanny packs and bulky equipment are not allowed on the trail
  • Free checkroom service
  • Cell phone cases provided free of charge
  • Allowed the use of cameras as long as they are equipped with a safety strap
  • It is forbidden to bring in animals of any kind. For safety reasons, the only animals allowed are companion dogs for people with disabilities

Info and reservations

For more information and to make a reservation you can call +39 0174330976 (also WhatsApp) or send an email to:

For groups and school groups, visits can be arranged year-round with prior reservation by emailing

  • To download the catalog dedicated to organized tourism click
  • To download the proposal dedicated to schools click

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