Florence Duomo guided tour and Dome climbing
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Florence Duomo guided tour and Dome climbing

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Get the chance to ascent Brunelleschi's Dome and to admire Florence's skyline from a privileged position
  • Autonomously access the other monuments of the Duomo complex during the 72 hours following the tour
What to expect

Grab 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. The variegated styles that you’ll notice in the building's architecture and decoration are a clear manifestation of the changes of taste that occurred during the long period of time between the cathedral's foundation and its completion.

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 as 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 an incomparable 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.

Then, 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 experience's 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Cathedral and the Dome
    • Guided tour of the Cathedral and the Crypt
    • Access to the rooftop terraces
    • Tickets to the other monuments of the complex
    • Earphones for bigger groups
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza Mentana 2/R, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    FlorenceTown - Booking Office.

    What to remember
    • You will have the opportunity to visit the other monuments of the Duomo complex by yourself within 72 hours after the tour: Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Opera del Duomo Museum
    • Number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces 153; Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome 153 + 310
    • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with impaired mobility
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    When
    • From Monday to Saturday at 12.00pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Florence Town
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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