Guided tour

Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

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Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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Explore the iconic landmarks of Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Florence Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets on a 2-hour private or shared guided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, Italian, German, English, Russian, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo
  • Admire the famous fresco by Zuccari and Vasari
  • Hear the stories behind the museum's masterpieces
  • Discover the great works that once adorned Florence
Full description

Climb 463 steps to the highest point of the Florence Duomo cupola to admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari’s fresco of The Last Judgement – perhaps the most famous fresco in Florence.

From the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, learn about this architectural accomplishment of the Renaissance period and take in the city of Florence spread out below. Inside of the Florence Cathedral is the Opera del Duomo Museum, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the Duomo’s most precious artworks. Enter with skip-the-line tickets and delve into history with the help of a professional guide. Headsets are included for larger groups. Visit the Sculpture Gallery and Salone del Paradiso (Hall of Paradise), a replica of the old Florence Cathedral and the masterpieces that once adorned the façade. See Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise and imagine these bronze doors in their original home on the Florence Baptistery. Stand in awe in front of Michelangelo’s The Deposition and learn the history behind the Cantorias (Singing Gallery) of Luca della Robbia, Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene, the Galleria del Campanile, and the Galleria della Cupola.

Includes
  • Headsets
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On days with bad weather, access to the dome may be denied for safety reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 296 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Many people give five stars on tour reviews but this is a sincere 5 +++ our guide was early, well organized, patient (we had one group member who had health issues related to the climb of the dome). She was extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and even sprinkled in some great humour.

June 25, 2022

Great leadership. Our guide, Giacomo, explained many interesting facts about the construction and history of the cathedral to us on the way to the dome (463 steps) in a captivating and exciting way. After the climb (and a breather), we were rewarded with a fantastic view over the entire city.

June 15, 2022

Brunelleschi’s Dome: 4 stars Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information on the planning and design of Brunelleschi’s dome. We left feeling like we understood just how innovative and genius the design was, even considering the present day. The climb to the top was not as difficult as we anticipated and the pace our guide kept was great. She even took care of a group member that did not like hikes, while accommodating everyone else as well. However, we did not feel that we did not get enough of a guided explanation of the Cathedral itself, since we started with the timed dome climb immediately. We thoroughly enjoyed the Cathedral museum tour and the facts she gave us about the baptistry’s doors the rivalry between Brunelleschi and another artist. Overall, the view from the top of the dome is absolutely unforgettable and the guided tour made everything even more enjoyable! Also note that this tour gives you tickets with access to the baptistry and bell tower!

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June 14, 2022

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