Dazzling vistas and sublime architecture
- Experience the marvels of a Florence Duomo private tour
- Admire the Florence skyline from an exclusive viewpoint: the Duomo rooftop in Florence
- Enjoy the privilege of skip-the-line Duomo Florence tickets, and climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome!
High season: Mon to Sat at 12.00PM. Low season: MON, WED, FRI at 12:00PM | From June to September also at 6 pm
Approx. 2.5 hours
ITALIAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH
An unforgettable Duomo private tour, including a marvelous “skywalk” up to the terraces. All exclusively for you, and your family or group of friends. Meet your dedicated English-speaking guide, a knowledgeable and charismatic expert, and set off for a memorable Duomo private tour.
Your guide will lead you to discover the breathtaking Duomo of Florence, officially named Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the Duomo is the third largest church in the world (after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London) and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century. The numerous different styles that you’ll encounter in the building bear witness to changing tastes over the long period of time that elapsed between its foundation and its completion. Discover masterpieces such as Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescoes and Bandinelli’s marble choir.
Then, begin your ascent to Florence heaven: the staircase climb, through narrow and open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries, will be rewarded by an incomparable view of the city from the Duomo rooftop in Florence. We promise, it will be more than worth it: the terraces, 32 meters (105 ft) high, are generally closed to the public, but they will be open especially for you and your private party!
Enjoy your Duomo private tour skywalk, it will be like floating between the city landscape, with its ancient roofs and towers, and the imposing Dome standing just a few meters above your head! Be ready to marvel once you learn all about the stunning architecture and engineer work behind the massive self-standing cathedral dome. Follow your guide around the terrace and discover how it was built, and still firmly dominates the Florence skyline after 600 years! With his astonishingly innovative approach in vaulting the dome space without any scaffolding, Brunelleschi changed the rules of architecture forever, by inventing the way to defy gravity and reach eternity.
Finally, if you feel like going further up after your terrace experience, you can reach the top of Brunelleschi’s Cupola (the Dome) and enjoy the opportunity to reach the 91-metre-high (300 ft) panoramic viewpoint.
IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that there is a strict dress code applied to 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 will be refused entrance.
- English-speaking fully licensed Art&History guide
- Guided 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)
TOWNS OF ITALY KIOSK -Meet your tour leader in front of the Towns of Italy Kiosk, in Piazza della Repubblica, under the arches on the left facing the Apple Store - SEE ON MAP
Please note that from 1st May 2023 controls at the entrance to the Dome and Terraces will be strengthened, and bulky backpacks and bags will no longer be allowed to climb.
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 + 310We 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
The itinerary inside the Duomo and Brunelleschi Cupola may slightly vary depending on restrictions decided by the museum board. The inclusions and the tour quality will always be preserved. Due to the presence of narrow stairs, this tour is not suitable for those with heart problems and/or claustrophobic.
The tour runs rain or shine.