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  • Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

    1. Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

    Join in on this exciting adventure discovering the Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral complex. Your expert local guide will share with you the stories, legends, and secrets behind this incredible architectural monument.

    Enjoy a typical Florentine gelato as you stroll around the square and its monuments, like the stunning façade of Duomo. The tour then culminates with an extraordinary view from atop one of the largest Domes in the world.

    As you climb up the famous 463 steps, enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral interior and 16th-century frescoes.

    The small group setting of 10 people or less allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. Learn more and get the most out of your experience in a small group. 

    Climbing up 300+ stairs was tough, probably the first time and last time, but it is worthy.

  • Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    2. Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.

  • Florence: Entry Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome

    3. Florence: Entry Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome

    Enjoy reserved entrance to Brunelleschi's Dome, part of Florence's Cathedral, with this ticket. Meet the local assistant at the meeting point, present your voucher, and receive your tickets to begin your experience. First, enter the Dome and climb 463 steps to reach the top. Please note that the way is narrow, there is no elevator, and the climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia. Marvel at the egg-shaped architecture of the Dome, which was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior, you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment, and enjoy a beautiful panorama over Florence and its surroundings from the summit.

    Company rep was located exactly where instructions said she'd be, and she handed us the tickets quickly - made the visit a breeze.

  • Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

    4. Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

    Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world. Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.

  • Florence Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    5. Florence Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    Skip the long lines and enter the Cathedral. Admire the white and green marble of the Dome of Brunelleschi– an architectural marvel. Cross the threshold and you will be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as it’s stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the evocative rosette of the façade. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from small 7th-century church to the 3rd largest cathedral in the world. Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the Duomo. Be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral as long as like. Enjoy this must-see monument at your own pace.

    An excellent, intelligent female guide with super English and wonderful historical information!! The small group Flash Tour of the Duomo Is highly recommended!!! Elizabeth

  • Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

    6. Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

    Discover the heart of Florence and learn all the secrets and the history that lies behind the Duomo Complex. Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th Century. Your local guide will show you the main sights while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was created. You’ll also visit the Duomo Museum in which you’ll discover masterpieces of Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. This is the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world. Last but not least, admire the stunning Baptistry of San Giovanni, one of the most ancient churches in Florence, which sits opposite the city's cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore and its incredible East Door - that Michel...

    Very knowledgeable guide ! Erica shared insightful info about the cathedral and many interesting details which helped us get a better understanding of the cathedral’s unique structure and story. Visiting without her would have been a shame :) Would also recommend getting the full tour, baptistery and the museum as well, since there is some valuable knowledge to get there !

  • Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

    7. Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

    Save precious time with a fast-track entry ticket to the Florence Duomo. Enjoy more time inside to see the sights of the cathedral complex accompanied by an expert guide. Marvel at the marble monuments of the historic site, including the freestanding campanile of Giotto’s Bell Tower. Climb up the dome for panoramic city views. Ask as many questions as you like. Learn more about the monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the historic center of Florence. Hear how construction began at the end of the 13th century and how it took two centuries to complete.

  • Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    8. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums and enter them by skipping the ticket line. The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Accademia, where you’ll learn the secrets behind Michelangelo’s David. Then proceed to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous façade and dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. After a break for refreshments, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace.

  • Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    9. Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    With this official Duomo self-guided tour you will skip the long line. You will download the audio guide directly onto your smarphone and enjoy the tour at your leisure. Admire the Cathedral's interiors which are a masterpiece of the Renaissance. Discover how the building is the made of 2 different shells with passages in between then. Follow your certified guide along these historic passages as you admire amazing views on the inside of the Cathedral and on the outside. Ascend 60 meters high across a marble pavement where you can enjoy the chance to touch the figure of the frescoes of the inner shell. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti,...

    Our tour guide Veronica was pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Duomo and was very patient and understanding with my slower pace climbing the steps. Veronica was calm, professional and caring when I needed extra time before climbing the last few steps and ensured that I was feeling okay before continuing with providing the remainder of the tour information at the top. I couldn't imagine a better guide. Would highly recommend.

  • Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    10. Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    Join a small group tour to climb Brunelleschi's Dome and explore the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Gallery. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets to both attractions. Start the tour by meeting your expert guide at the Piazza del Duomo. See the Baptistry and its ornate doors right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. Listen as your guide explains how this place has been the religious center of Florence since Roman times. Marvel at the exterior of the cathedral which dominates the skyline and its famous dome.  Next, enter the Duomo with your reserved skip-the-line tickets from a separate entrance. Climb Brunelleschi's iconic dome with your expert guide. Visit the internal terraces and see artworks and frescoes by masters of the Renaissance. Reach the top and admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside from outside the cupola. Then, follow...

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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based on 5,540 reviews

Our tourguide was Rosa, she could tell us about every single spot in Florence we passed. Her 'little secrets of Florence' made the trip magnificent! The tour starts off outside on Piazza della Signoria, and you are guided through the city before entering Duomo. Lets not forget the complementary icecream stop right before the climb, to get some sugar into everyone. The "skip the line" is so worth it, because the line to enter the main enterance loops twice around Duomo and we just had to wait for a few minutes to be let in on the side. Don't forget to bring your Green Pass and have it ready before entering Duomo. After entering Duomo you get a stunning glance at the kathedreal just before climbing a windy staircase which leads to an magneficent birds eye view of the kathedral. Imagine with me the final few steps (463 total) to the top and being able to see all of Florence. Unforgettable. If you ever visit Florence, please do yourself the favour of taking this tour. Poland/Holand

A fascinating tour. All very easy and great to be able to walk straight in without queueing. Excellent value and we were able to step into restricted areas within the Duomo.

Rosa did a wonderful job sharing secrets of Florence and keeping the tour interesting.

I went to the duomo with the guide called Rosa, super friendly and clear english.

Great tour of Patrizia! Only 3 couples - you could ask your questions!