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Florence Cathedral Dome Guided Tour
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Florence Cathedral Dome Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 1 hour

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!

Important information

  • 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.
  • 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.

Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
English guided tour
US$ 44.90
US$ 30.80
Free

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 44.9
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 30.8
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

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).

Not included

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.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 44.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Arnold Coffee, Piazza del Duomo.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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