Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

From US$ 30.09 per person

Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets
  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description

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. The dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed and the cathedral complex itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore guided tour
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • 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
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Caf Tour & Travel Agency - Via dei Tavolini, 15r (the number is red), 50122, Firenze. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.

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Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 222 reviews

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Everything went very well and we were welcomed very nicely at the meeting point. Our guide was very competent and explained everything to us in very understandable English. We were in a small group and were able to follow everything well and ask questions. The tour is highly recommended if you want background information about the cathedral and don't want to be in line in front of everyone!

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November 11, 2019

A perfect tour.

From the moment we met our charming and fantastically well informed guide, we had a wonderful morning. Thank heavens we booked, as the queue to buy tickets snaked around the building. It was wonderful to be able to be taken inside the Duomo without having to queue, and to be shown around and taught by our perfect guide.

October 15, 2019

The Young guide, very nice. The guide was only in English, but the girl informed us that sorry she could not speak in Spanish, but that at the end of the tour, if we had doubts, she explained a couple of things in Spanish. Good location of the meeting point and very friendly staff.

October 10, 2019

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