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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

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Firenze, Italy
Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings on this skip-the-line guided tour of the Duomo, including its famous dome. Climb to the top of the Cupola to enjoy spectacular views over Florence and to see Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.
  • Skip-the-line tour of the cathedral and dome in Florence
  • Climb into the iconic dome of the Florence Duomo to see its amazing construction
  • See Vasari frescoes and stained glass windows up close
  • Enjoy incredible views over the city from the top of the dome
  • Get a tour of the cathedral's interior after visiting the dome
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Local guide for the Dome
Headset
Entrance Reserved Tickets Valid for 72h
With the ticket you can enter the Dome, Bell Tower, Baptistery, Museum and Crypt
Lunch
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Porta della Mandorla (Almond Door) , Piazza del Duomo, 15r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting Point is Porta della Mandorla

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide outside the dome's entrance and bypass the often-long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

As you climb the 463 steps to the top of the cathedral's dome, learn about how the construction of the egg-shaped Cupola wasn't done until long after the cathedral was otherwise finished—leaving a gaping hole in the building for decades. Filippo Brunelleschi's revolutionary design for the dome within a dome is still widely revered among architects and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed.

From inside the dome, enjoy a wonderful view of parts of the cathedral you don't normally get to see—including Vasari's 'Last Judgement' frescoes—as well as spectacular views outside the cathedral overlooking the historic city of Florence.

Climb back down from the dome with your guide for a brief guided visit inside the cathedral itself to conclude the tour. Admire its Gothic interior, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Brunelleschi.

Please note: Most of the time on this tour is spent in the dome with a brief tour of the cathedral at the end. Your ticket allows you to stay in the cathedral after the tour concludes, and also gives you entry to the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (no skip-the-line access for those). There is no skip-the-line entry for the Duomo from November 1-March 31.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cupola del Brunelleschi
Climb 463 steps to go to the top of the Dome and enjoy a 360 degree stunning panorama over the whole city... breathtaking!!!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No elevator available
  • The climb is not advised for people suffering from heart diseases/problems, vertigo and claustrophobia
  • ACCESS to the complex and VISIT TIMES may be subject to changes due to extraordinary events and depending on the guidelines of the Opera del Duomo
  • Rain policy: the tour may be cancelled due to rain, Alternatively, clients will be offered to join the Duomo Complex Tour on the same day at the same price
  • 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
  • For children's reductions a valid I.D. is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • MANDATORY USE OF MASK AND LATEX GLOVES
  • GUIDED TOUR INCLUDED IN THE RELATED OFFER
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ACCORD Italy Smart Tours & Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour.

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  • "Wear good shoes, easy climb but avoid if heights are a issue." See review
  • "Also, if you have a fear of heights or claustrophobia, this tour may not be for you." See review
  • "The climb of 463 steps gets steep and narrow sometimes, but there are a few breaks along the way." See review

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star-5
Climb the Duomo
Steve_H
, May 2022
All of the history, the beautiful architecture and a guide that could explain it all. Please , please use a guide. You miss so much if you don’t have some one to explain it all to you
star-5
The guide was very...
LB_P
, May 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and encouraging during our journey upthe 463 steps. Well worth the trip!
star-5
Best Choice
Nicole_G
, May 2022
By far the best choice! Our guide was so knowledgeable and going to the top of the Duomo without a guide would not do it justice. Highly recommend doing this tour if you plan on seeing the Duomo.
star-5
Catch the best view of Florence from the Duomo tower!
Rose_K
, May 2022
We had a great time walking the steps of the Duomo to capture the amazing history and view of Florence. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and efficient since she needed to keep us on pace. I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn about the building and artistry of the Duomo.
star-5
Interesting
Carmela_S
, May 2022
Great tour and so informative. Victoria was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it.
star-5
Best Duomo dome guide!
Anne_W
, May 2022
Vittoria was an amazing guide. She has a great knowledge of the site, its history and interesting insights. It was a fun, interesting and enjoyable tour. I would definitely tell my friends to request Vittoria for their guide.
star-5
Duomo climb
Marcia_H
, May 2022
Great guide. She explained features well and paced us as we climbed the stairs. It was fairly easy and well worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour with Vittoria
Hal_K
, Apr 2022
We had a lovely personalized tour with Vittoria! She had a binder to help visualize the information she presented, and she was very pleasant and helpful with answering questions!
star-5
A must-do tour while in Florence!
Kathryn_A
, Apr 2022
The tour was wonderful and Natalia made it so interesting explaining the history of the Duomo and story behind all the frescoes. Even though there were a lot of steps (463!), it was well worth making the flight to the top and enjoy the amazing view! It was a bonus learning that our tour also included access to the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Museo de Opera and we had 2 extra days to use at our leisure. Just be sure to check hours each is open! We returned next day only to learn Cathedral was closed on Sundays.
star-5
Cool Tour
Daniel_G
, Apr 2022
The guide was knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history and enjoyed the amazing views of the entire city.

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