Guided tour

Florence: 1-Hour Cupola Entry and Guided Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: 1-Hour Cupola Entry and Guided Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence
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From US$ 102.21 per person

See the entire city from a single point by climbing to the top of Florence's Dome. Join a guided tour with local expert guides to discover the structure's full history.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German, Italian, English, Spanish, French
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the city
  • Climb to the top of the Cupola, the highest point in Florence
  • See an admirable creation of art by Filippo Brunelleschi
Full description
The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper, but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps. Discover how the Cupola was designed and built by Brunelleschi in 1418. Find out why the corridors are so narrow, and admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) on your way up. Look down and on the base, just above the drum, see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507. Hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from your guide. Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted by the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. Your guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer any of your questions regarding Duomo.
Includes
  • Certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Ticket and reserved entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Brunelleschi's Dome guided tour and climb (1 hour)
  • Giotto’s Bell Tower entry ticket
  • Florence Baptistery entry ticket
  • Opera del Duomo Museum entry ticket
  • Crypt of Santa Reparata entry ticket
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate
  • No elevators are accessible on this tour
  • The monuments included in Brunelleschi Pass can be visited within 3 calendar days from the date selected without time constraints
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 525 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Well one of my top travel experiences thanks to our guide Giacomo. He is an architect with enthusiasm for the history and design of Brunelleschi's dome which absolutely came across. Amazing passage up all those steps to the dome. I'm a (fit) 49 y o cancer survivor and did it no problem. Beautiful sun and view at the top. And incredible vantage point of The Last Judgment the largest oil painting in the world. Highly recommend if you are able. Talked about it for days. My 14 y o artist son was profoundly impacted by the painting and architecture.

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December 1, 2021

We were the only ones booked and received a private tour with our guide. He was very informative about the construction of the duomo and about florence in general. He was easy to locate at the start of the tour (this was a major problem on a GYG tour booked in Milan earlier in the week). Much more enjoyable experience overall!

September 12, 2021

Our tour guide, Giacomo, was fantastic. Both knowledgeable and courteous. He is an architect himself so he explained many elements of the church and the dome in great detail. Spoke loud enough for all of us to hear clearly which is usually an issue on crowded tours. Would recommend to anyone visiting Florence.

January 7, 2020

Product ID: 175803