Start with a 15-minute introduction to Florence Cathedral from your expert guide outside. Benefit from your timed-entry ticket before heading up the 463 stairs as you hear how Brunelleschi engineered this masterful 15th-century dome.
Learn how it was designed by the founding father of Renaissance architecture in the birthplace of the Renaissance itself, Florence. Higher and wider than any dome that had been built before, it was an unbelievable feat of medieval engineering.
And look up — enjoy the decorated marble, immense frescoes, and stained-glass windows, including Zuccari and Vasari’s Last Judgment fresco. Even get a peek at the dome’s double shell.
Once you’ve climbed to the top, soak up the spectacular views of the city. It’s an amazing way to see Florence and a must-see to tick off your travel list.
After exiting the cathedral, feel free to line up to re-enter the cathedral and explore areas free to the public in your own time.