NEW! The incredible opportunity to discover Florence Duomo (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 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, 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," losing 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 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".
The cost of this tour also includes access to the Baptistery, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Bell Tower: your ticket is valid for any or all of these monuments within 72 hours from your entrance to the Duomo.
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.
EVERY DAY (except Sundays) at 12:30PM
Approx. 2 hours
ALL YEAR ROUND
Price Notes: from EUR 79 p.p. (adults)
students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE
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
This tour runs rain or shine.