Guided tour

The Opera del Duomo Museum, Baptistery and Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

The Opera del Duomo Museum, Baptistery and Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

From US$ 76.39 per person

Join a tour of the Duomo with priority access and a local guide. Climb all the way to the top of the Dome, and visit the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • 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
  •  You must come with your knees and shoulders covered
Highlights
  • Experience Brunelleschi's Dome with a local guide
  • Skip the ticket lines with priority entrance
  • Enjoy views of Florence from the Dome
  • Visit the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum
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.

During this guided tour you will also visit the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Discover the original Door of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance works. 

Includes
  • Access to Florence Duomo Complex
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with epilepsy

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Meeting point

• Meet in front of the Baptistery's golden gate • Look for the guide holding a blue flag with the words Florence and Global

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 693 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took the time to really answer our questions and help us better understand the history behind Florence, art and religion. She was one of the most outstanding guides we had while traveling in Italy and we highly recommend our guide. (Unfortunately, I can't remember her name.) Take this tour, it will be well worth your time.

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July 14, 2022

I was extremely excited to see the bronze doors and the duomo and the baptistery and to learn the detail and insights. I wish I knew before that most of the tour would be spent in the museum (the museum was fascinating though). She was really informative and provided some great insights. My teenagers thought the tour was really well done.

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July 3, 2022

We were lucky enough to do the tour with Rosella and without any other visitors. First we went to the Duomo Museum, where we saw many of the original sculptures, mosaics, etc., which we then found as copies in the cathedral, the baptistery, etc. The museum was very impressive and much more understandable with the explanation of our guide. Then we went to the baptistery and we got explanations about the cathedral and dome. Since we still had time, we were able to walk briefly to a neighboring church and to the column that shows the center of Florence and received information about it. Finally, the access to the dome. The ascent of the more than 400 stairs at 28 degrees outside temperature was quite sweaty, the observation of the inner dome and the view from the outer dome over Florence made up for everything. Rosella's knowledge of all the years, builders, architects, etc. was very impressive. All in all, a recommendable tour.

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September 27, 2021

Product ID: 395919

VA ID: 395919