Crowning Florence's Duomo majestically, Brunelleschi's dome is an architectural masterpiece inside and out. Delve into its details as you climb up to the top with an expert guide, and enjoy incomparable views of the city.
Florence Cathedral Dome Guided Tour Itinerary
After meeting your guide in Florence's Piazza del Duomo, you'll make your way to the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as il Duomo, where your guided tour of its crowning feature will begin.
Accompanied by your expert English-speaking guide, you'll climb up the top of the cupola, or dome, as they reveal fascinating facts about the history and importance of the structure. Designed by mathematical genius Filippo Brunelleschi in the 15th century, the dome is an incredible feat of engineering: nothing like it had been built since antiquity, and Brunelleschi had to invent new machinery in order to construct it. A beautiful example of Renaissance Gothic architecture on the outside, the inside is also exquisitely decorated with frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, which you'll be able to admire up close.
Reaching the top of the dome, you'll be left speechless by the incomparable panoramic views over Florence. Thanks to the Duomo's location in the heart of the historic quarter, and the Cupola being the highest point in the city centre, this is one of the best places from which to take in the sights. Don't forget your camera!
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- This activity is a guided tour of the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, but does not include a guided tour of the rest of the Cathedral.
- The ascent to the Brunelleschi dome is narrow is narrow and winding so it's not recommended for people with claustrophobia.
- Your ticket also includes entrance to the Duomo's bell tower (Giotto's Campanile), the crypt, the Florence Baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral. Access to these attractions is valid for 72 hours and is carried out at your own pace.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 11 years old||Children under 6 years old|
|English guided tour||
English guided tour
Children between 6 and 11 years oldUS$ 29.80
Children under 6 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to the Cathedral Dome with guided tour.
Entrance to the bell tower, the crypt, baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral (without guided tour).
Entrance to the Cathedral (free).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Florence local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Arnold Coffee, Piazza del Duomo.