Don't miss the opportunity to discover the Duomo of Florence (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral) and to admire the city from exclusive and breathtaking locations: the rooftop terraces (normally not reachable) and Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome.
Thanks to your skip-the-line tickets, you will enter the cathedral with a knowledgeable and passionate guide. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which is considered the symbol of the city, was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio; it is the third-largest church in the world and it was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century.
Discover masterpieces such as Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescoes and Bandinelli’s marble choir. During the visit, you will also get the chance to access the Crypt of Santa Reparata, considered the very heart of the cathedral and a testimony of the dawn of Christianity in Florence.
Then, begin your ascent to the Duomo's top. 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 terraces on the cathedral rooftop. Take the most incredible pictures from this 32-meter-high (105 ft) panoramic point right in the middle of the old town and admire a breathtaking view of the whole city.
Learn how the massive self-standing cathedral dome was built and how it can still firmly dominate the skyline of Florence after 600 years, withstanding earthquakes and the passage of time. Investigate Brunelleschi's innovative approach in vaulting the dome space without any scaffolding, and deeply understand how he changed the rules of architecture forever.
If you feel like continuing your climb, you can reach the top of Brunelleschi's Cupola (the Dome). Skipping the endless long lines, you will have the opportunity to reach the 91-meter-high (300 ft) panoramic viewpoint in order to get the highest view from the building.
Moreover, the tour price includes autonomous access to the monuments of the Cathedral complex during the 72 hours following the tour; this inclusion will give you the opportunity to admire the Baptistery, the Duomo Museum and Giotto's Bell Tower.