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Visit Florence Duomo with a skip-the-line ticket, and enjoy exclusive access to the terraces for panoramic views of the city. After touring the cathedral, you’ll make your way up the staircase and along corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. Stand on the terraces as you learn about Brunelleschi, the dome’s architect, then continue to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, if you wish.
  • Tour of Florence Duomo and the terraces
  • Skip the main entrance lines with a fast-track ticket
  • See frescoes by Vasari with a guide as you explore the cathedral
  • Head to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, if you wish

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Climb as high as you want on this special-access tour, from exclusive terraces to the very top of the Duomo.
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English speaking fully licensed Art & History guide
Guided tour of the Cathedral (skip the line)
Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
Climb on top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
Earphones for bigger groups
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Meet your tour guide at FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite the Arno River).

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your guide at Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica. With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, make your way past the general entrance lines outside Florence Duomo, and head inside the famous place of worship.

Also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo is one of the world’s largest churches. Hear fun facts about its history as you admire Paolo Uccello’s clock and frescoes by Giorgio Vasari.

Next, you’ll head up the staircase, making your way through corridors that have been off-limits to the public for centuries. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with views over the city from the terraces—more than 100 feet (32 meters) above ground level. Hear how Brunelleschi created the dome without the use of scaffolding, a feat that defied the traditional rules of architecture.

If you want to climb even higher, then head up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome. Your skip-the-line ticket gives you access to the vantage point at the highest level of the church.

Your tour finishes inside the church, but you can stay inside for longer if you like. Your ticket also grants access to the Great Museum of the Cathedral, Florence Baptistery, the Great Museum of the Duomo, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Attractions must be visited within 48 hours of your tour.
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
The group will enter in the Duomo, then it will climb in order to reach the exclusive terraces first and then the very top of the Brunelleschi's Cupola
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cupola del Brunelleschi
climb the Dome and admire the breath taking panorma of Florence city center
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153 and Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310
  • IMPORTANT We inform all our guests that from August 06th 2021 every European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums as well as every indoor bar and restaurant For guests arriving from outside Europe it will be required: a document of recognition a proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance. Those who do not possess the above mentioned documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Florencetown
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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165 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Breath taking views of Florence and up close views of the Duomo are amazing!
, Nov 2021
What a great tour and experience! Laura was our guide and she has wonderful in-depth knowledge of the Duomo. The climb while challenging was not at all bad. The view from the cupola was amazing! To see Florence so high up was breath taking!
Views are beautiful
, Oct 2021
Francesca was very knowledgeable, but it was incredibly hard to hear and we missed a lot of interesting information.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Anna, first of all thank you for joining a Florencetown tour! We appreciate the time and effort you have spared to give us this review. We always accept all reviews as an essential element in our strive to continually maintain and exceed expectations, as well as provide the highest standards on our tours. I am glad to read that you really enjoyed our tour and its incredible views from the Duomo terrace and the top of its dome, and liked our guide Francesca so much! Regarding the hearing issue, let me please explain to all our readers that we provide headphones to our guests if the group is bigger than 6 persons. From time to time (very rarely, luckily) it might happen that one of these headphones has some problems and does not connect properly to the guide's microphone, preventing our guest from clearly hearing the guide's voice. This is what happened to you and for this we do apologize. Since we cannot prevent or predict technical failures on these headphones, let me please remind that our guides always carry some spare headphones to be used as backups in these cases. Therefore we invite our guests to always tell the guide if they experience these hearing issues: their headphone will be immediately replaced with another one. All this said, we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back to Florence and on a Florencetown tour in the future! Kind regards Edoardo Giacometti
Simply superb, small...
, Oct 2021
Simply superb, small group, great explanation and little stories from our tour guide who was excellent. Wear some comfy shoes and get the legs working you will be on top of the world
The climb is worth the multiple views both inside and outside the duomo.
, Oct 2021
Our guide was fantastic. She was fully knowledgeable about the cathedral and construction of the duomo. She allowed plenty of time to climb the diomo and enjoy the spectacular views. Would definitely do it again.
Best experience
, Oct 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable! This tour was crazy interesting! Worth the 2hours and money to do so. Highly recommend
A must do and worth every penny!
, Oct 2021
Francesca was an absolutely amazing guide and made everything come to life! Her knowledge of the history of Florence was invaluable in understanding what we were experiencing and seeing!
, Sep 2021
The guide Dr. Fabbri was extremely knowledgeable on all subjects art, history, engineering of the structure etc. she made the experience amazing
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well worth the climb
, Sep 2021
What a climb! Not for the weak for sure and tough on the 78 year old. However, all the huffing and puffing up the stairs( some were like ladders) the view was worth every bit of energy it took to get there!
A must-see attraction with the best views of Florence
, Jul 2021
This is one of my favorite tours on my trip. Eleonora was a fantastic tour guide, she described the church in detail, gave us great tips on our way there, made us feel comfortable going up to the terrace, and also taking us up to the dome. The views were breathtaking, unavailable to most people, an absolute delight to visit. I strongly recommend making time for this special opportunity!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth every penny
, Nov 2019
You should be in shape for this tour. Some in out group were not and they lagged behind making us wait. Make sure you are dressed appropriately they will make you find proper dress or not go. Our tour guide was not the most knowledgeable person or maybe just not great at talking to people, however the experience made up for it. Going out on the terrace gave you some great views of the doumo itself and got you excited to get to the top. The interior of the dome was amazing that you are that close to the dome. It was unbelievable. The steps up are full of history and it is crazy that you walk between the painting and the roof. When you finally get to the top the view is breathtaking. The skylines and views go on forever. This was well worth every penny I spent on the tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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