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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Firenze, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Travel to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s most iconic attraction, with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and tour. Follow your guide through the cathedral and up to the terraces for an exclusive close-up view of the dome. Explore passages closed to the public and get a magnificent look at the city skyline.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Dome, the North Terrace, and the Baptistery
  • Head inside areas of the Duomo not open to the public
  • See panoramic views of Florence from the top of Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Maximum of 16 people for a more intimate experience
Meet your guide at a central meeting point and head over to the bustling square of the Duomo. In peak time, the entrance lines to the Florence Duomo can take over two hours, but you enjoy priority access with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside.

Hear the fascinating history behind the dome before beginning the ascent up its 463 steps—expect a steep climb. As you travel up, admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.

Then, arrive at the top and enjoy the reward for all your hard work. Stroll along the cupola’s balcony to soak up 360-degree views of Florence and the Tuscan hills stretched out below. Your guide provides insightful background on Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect behind this Renaissance masterpiece.

Before parting ways with your guide, receive tickets to the museum to continue exploring independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Learn about the construction of the Duomo, its architectonical style and the important events that happened inside there. Admire the Dome from a special point of view and the panorama over Florence. Climb to the top of the dome and hear about the construction of the Dome and admire the best panorama over the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
View the Duomo from the outside
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Learn about the masterpieces of the museum - such as the original doors of the Baptistery, Pietà by Michelangelo, Mary Magdalene by Donatello
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Climbing the dome
Linda_D
, Feb 2020
Helena was informative, upbeat and considerate. We had plenty of time to look around and take in the details of the tour.
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Perfect!
diane_g
, Feb 2020
Francesca was very professional and friendly.. She took the time to answer at all questions.. Good energy.. Thank you!
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Climbing the St. Peter’s Basillica dome.
zevcrawley
, Feb 2020
Bob (from Dublin) did an excellent job of providing information about the climb and points of interest from the top of the dome view. He also had very detailed information of the items in the Vatican. Wonderful tour!
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Amazing Duomo tour
naomiboness
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour that started in the museum before going to the church. We visited multiple levels within the Duomo, which breaked up the climb. Our guide, Antonio, was knowledgeable and interesting.
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Magnificent place to visit
Gluegum88
, Jan 2020
If you don't have the Duomo on your list of places to visit then you really need to put it on. Upon first seeing the outside it really takes your breath away. Our only negative was that the meeting place was a little hard to find. Once we started we had our headphones and our guide was great. The headphones did cut out a little bit at times but you were able to hear most of it. You skip the line which was great and see the inside of the base. Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs but the view is worth it up the top. A truly amazing experience.
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Great experience
E6534LMninah
, Jan 2020
Great experience. Be prepared for squishy stairwells with lots of tourists! Our tour guide was great and had a wealth of knowledge about the Duomo and its history. Highly recommended.
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Fascinating Tour!
Irish05
, Nov 2019
I am petrified of heights, but this tour was still incredible. The views from the top were amazing and it was so cool to see the inside of the dome so up close. Guido was an awesome tour guide!
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Experiencing Florence from New Heights!
Greg H
, Nov 2019
Despite the weather at the time of our tour (raining) our experience of the tour was great. A number of things to commend it: - True skip the line access - access to parts of the Duomo not normally available to tourists - walk to the top of the dome! with great views - bonus access to the Baptistery which was available to us because of renovations happening at another venue This was all fantastic. What also really made a huge difference in the tour was our guide Francesca! She provided a wealth of detail and insight not only about the sites we were visiting, but she also provided insights as to the life and times of Florence historically and in the present. That's the type of "presentation" that really makes these historic sites come alive. What I will also say about Francesca that aside from being personable and well-informed she was also tremendously polite and diplomatic. On our tour was a British couple who insisted on asking a variety of questions too many of which we had already received answers to previously in Francesca's presentation. More egregious were the derogatory comments about the work ethic of Italians and describing Italy as merely a province of Europe. Francesca dealt with this boorish behavior in a far more compassionate way than I felt I would have been able to muster. Bravo!
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GREAT CLIMB
Frederick R
, Nov 2019
Small group, well organised, knowledgeable guide, hard work but a memorable experience. Their office was a bit difficult to find, but staff were pleasant given the crowds they had to contend with.
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Fantastic kept secret
Paradise556690
, Oct 2019
Valentina was superb. We were able to visit vip places in the Duomo and felt like royalty. We learned so much and had fun while doing it.

Product code: 3092BRUNESCHELLI

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