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Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

From US$ 44.18 per person

Join a tour of the Duomo with priority access and a local guide. Climb all the way to the top, while learning all about the history and construction of this iconic monument.

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  • Experience Brunelleschi's Dome with a local guide
  • Skip the ticket lines with priority entrance
  • Enjoy views of Florence from the Dome
Full description

Save precious time with a fast-track entry ticket to the Florence Duomo. Explore the sights of the cathedral complex and learn about its history while accompanied by an expert guide.

From the outside of the Florence Cathedral admire its green, pink, and white marble panels. Check out the various statues, lozenges, and reliefs that represent the different stories and histories of mankind.

Be in awe of Giotto’s Bell Tower, a freestanding campanile towering over Piazza del Duomo, before entering the Duomo. Climb up the dome for panoramic views and ask your guide as many questions as you like.

Once you reach the top, see Florence's historic center from above, its important landmarks, and the surrounding area. 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.

  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with vertigo

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the local partner's office (Slow Tour Tuscany) at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 32.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Pets
    • Short skirts
    • Shorts
    • Smoking
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places.
    Customer reviews

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    4.6 /5

    based on 1381 reviews

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    The climb was at a slow pace, so it was very pleasant. The time on top of the dome could have been a little longer. The information is spoken via a microphone over a headset. So you don't always have to stand with the group, and you can move a 2 m away from time to time. I always found that very pleasant. The architecture is impressive and I found the fresco especially beautiful. (28 years old)

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    October 28, 2021

    Good and clear description of the meeting point! Since the group of 22 people was very large, it was a bit stressful to complete the tour in the given time. This is monitored by the Duomo staff. . The guide was very good and had a lot of historical knowledge.

    October 27, 2021

    It was very exercising to climb up all the way to duomo but it was worth it. Especially the tour guide Irina explained thoroughly regarding the history of Dupmo and landmarks in Pirenze. Just be aware that it has lots of stairs to bear it. No pains no gains. ;)

    July 17, 2021

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