Florence Duomo tour: explore the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, climb the Duomo, see the city from a breathtaking viewpoint.
- Discover the magnificence of Florence cathedral
- See Florence from an incredible point of view with an exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
- Duomo Florence tickets to climb all the way up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome skipping the long lines!
- Only in English to preserve the quality of the tour
From Monday to Saturday at 12.00pm
Approx. 2,5 hours
NEW! During our Florence Duomo tour you will have the incredible opportunity to discover Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and to see the city from an exclusive and breathtaking point of view: the Duomo terraces (that are normally not reachable) and Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome.
An exceptional one-of-a-kind experience: a guided viewing of the core of Florence's spiritual soul, the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral), with Brunelleschi's Dome and an exclusive sky-walk on the amazing terraces for an awe-inspiring view!
Meet your dedicated, professional guide, enter the Cathedral easily with priority skip-the-line Duomo Florence tickets, and begin an unforgettable journey into art, spirituality, history and magic.
Built over a period of a century and a half, with input by important artists such as Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, Andrea Pisano and Brunelleschi, creator of the cupola, this cathedral, Florence's Duomo, is the city's most iconic landmark.
The guide will help you recognize and appreciate the variety of styles visible in the grand echoing interior, so many due to the fact that construction took almost 150 years. He will point out the brilliance of the 44 stained-glass windows, the splendid frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari, the impressive marble choir by Bandinelli and much more.
After viewing the various artworks in the Cathedral you will start your ascent, up a narrow staircase used for centuries, and along open corridors. The climb will be more than worth it: the terraces, 32 meters (105 ft) high, are generally closed to the public, but they will be open for your group.
Reach the top and feel the unique privilege of being "in the sky". Lose yourself in the astonishing panorama of red-tiled rooftops, elegant towers, busy streets and piazzas below, and the cypress-clad hillside in the distance. As you gaze at the city's most spectacular view your guide will tell you about Brunelleschi's astonishing genius and creative talent. How he used vaults that allowed the building of the Cathedral cupola without scaffolding, and how it still stands today, a dominating presence admired worldwide, apparently defiant of age and wear, earthquakes and wars.
If after the terrace sky-walk, you are still willing to climb, you may use your fast-track Florence duomo tickets to go up to the very top of Brunelleschi's dome: 91 meters (300 ft.) high it offers yet more unforgettable views onto the "cradle of the Renaissance".
IMPORTANT: please note that there is a dress code for entrance to places of worship and some museums: no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Persons not complying with the dress code requirements will be refused entrance.
- English speaking fully licensed Art&History guide
- Guided tour of the Cathedral (skip the line)
- Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
- Climb on top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
FLORENCETOWN HEADQUARTER, Via dei Lamberti n.1, Florence - SEE ON MAP
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 + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
We do not recommend this visit to people with heart pathologies, or people suffering from claustrophobia or dizziness, and pregnant women.
Access to the Terrace with heels or flip flops is not recommended. In case of rain please pay the utmost attention during climbing to the Terrace.
Minors must be accompanied by their parents, parents are responsible for their children.
It is absolutely forbidden to:
- lean over or lean against the balcony railing
- cross the cordon
- stick out cell phones, cameras or other objects
This tour runs rain or shine.
“So good to skip the lines and head up the duomo for breathtaking views. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable . This is a must do...”
“The Duomo is exceptional- but having the exclusive entrance to actually climb the stairs and see the art up close (not to mention the panorama of the city from the top!) was truly amazing. Valentina Guadagni, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour that much better! Highly recommend!”
“My mother and I booked this last minute and we did not regret it. Our guide, Laura, did such an awesome job showing us around Il Duomo. I learned a lot of things on this trip and her in-depth analysis was fantastic.”
“Francesca led us on a very informative tour of the Florence Duomo, including skywalk.
She was so knowledgeable and her enthusiasm was evident. A lot of stairs to climb, but definitely worth it. Not having to wait in line was another big plus!”
“The tour was led by Valentina Gaudagni,who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.It was worth the cost to be able to access the terraces and take in the amazing vista.The ticket also allows entry to the Baptistry and belltower.”
Just the right length of time (2 hours)
Visiting the terraces helps to break up the 463 step climb to the top
Our guide Francesca was sensational.
Great level of detail”
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