Dazzling vistas and sublime architecture
- Discover the magnificence of Florence cathedral
- See Florence from an incredible point of view with an exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
- Climb all the way up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome skipping the long lines!
- Included: the ticket to later climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, and visit the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum
EVERY DAY (except Sundays) from 8AM to 5PM
An unforgettable tour of Florence’s awe-inspiring Cathedral, symbol of Florence’s spirituality, including a marvelous “skywalk” up to the Northern Terrace. Meet your dedicated English-speaking guide, a knowledgeable and charismatic expert, and set off 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’s Northern terrace, on the cathedral rooftop. A skywalk that will feel like floating between the city landscape, with its ancient roofs and towers, and the imposing Dome standing just a few meters above your head. Enjoy the privilege of viewing the north terrace, not usually accessible to the general public, led by your dedicated guide. This stunning 32-metre-high (105 ft) panoramic spot right in the middle of town offers amazing vistas of the
city below and also allows you to 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 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.
• English-speaking specialized guide for 3 hours
• Guided tour of the Cathedral and the Baptistry
• Viewing of the Duomo’s Northern terrace
• Entrance fees to Brunelleschi’s Dome (skip-the line-tickets)
• Duomo complex ticket (valid 72 hours)
People on this tour: min1 - max10
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
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.
Included in the price of this tour, clients will have the opportunity to visit by themselves other locations of the Great Museum of Duomo Opera complex in the next 48 hours, like the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Opera del Duomo Museum.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:
Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310
The tour runs rain or shine.