Private tour

Private early entrance tour of Florence Cathedral with Dome climb

Discover the biggest cathedral in Italy, the Dome of Florence, early in the morning with no crowds to make the most of Brunelleschi's cathedral’s visit!


  • Enter the Dome without anyone else around
  • Meet the “clavigero” and see the cathedral opening routine
  • Admire the frescoes painted by Vasari, Zuccari and Paolo Uccello
  • See the spectacle of the city from the terraces of Florence Dome 
  • Sample a typical Italian breakfast 


MON to SAT at 12:00 PM


2.30 HOURS


from MAR 01ST 2023 to FEB 29TH 2024




Have you ever been the first to open the door of a world-famous church? With this private tour you’ll have the chance to get into the magnificent Florence Dome with no one else around and walk through its aisles in peace and tranquility, while learning about its origins and other special facts. 


There is no better way to discover the beauty of such a holy place than to be the first to arrive and have the amazing sight of the place all for yourself. The person in charge of opening the Cathedral to the public is called “clavigero”, which comes from “chiave”, that means “key”, the one with which he opens and closes the doors of the Cathedral everyday. You’ll join him in his morning opening activity and you’ll be thrilled by the amazing private and unique atmosphere you’ll be surrounded by!


The Brunelleschi’s Dome is one of the richest art sources in Florence, from the stained glass to the statues of the apostles. But the very heart of the cathedral is the frescoed chapel painted by Giorgio Vasari and Lorenzo Zuccari, depicting the biblical scene of the Last Judgment following Michelangelo’s work as a model. Another relevant stop you’ll do inside the church will be at the quaint Paolo Uccello’s clock, which ironically tells a different time than your own does, in fact it represents Italic time, which is a way of measuring time starting from the sunset, considering the last hour of light as our midnight.


It doesn’t matter if you already had breakfast before this private tour, because you won’t be able to say no to the typical Italian breakfast at a local cafe, like a “cappuccino e cornetto” kind of thing. But that's not all, because you will be able to enjoy the best view of the city that you can unearth in Florence, the one from the Duomo’s cupola! Your professional and dedicated guide will explain all the must-know facts about the cathedral as you stare at the spectacle over Florence that unfolds in front of you! 




  • English speaking fully licensed Art&History guideGuided tour of the Cathedral (skip the line) -
  • Not included in the 6PM departure
  • Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
  • Climb on top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
  • Earphones for groups bigger thank 5 pax

Meeting Point



We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:
Terraces: 153
Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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