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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Firenze, Italy
Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Overview

Travel to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s most iconic attraction, with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and tour. Follow your guide through the cathedral for an exclusive close-up view of the dome. Explore passages closed to the public and get a magnificent look at the city skyline.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Dome, and the Baptistery
  • Head inside areas of the Duomo not open to the public
  • See panoramic views of Florence from the top of Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Maximum of 16 people for a more intimate experience
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Skip-the-Line Duomo tickets
Guided tour of the interior and roof
Gratuities

Departure Point

Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

YOUR TOUR MEETS AT OUR SHOP: Located at Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, 950122 Florence. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Departure Time

1:45 PM

Return Details

Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your guide at a central meeting point and head over to the bustling square of the Duomo. In peak time, the entrance lines to the Florence Duomo can take over two hours, but you enjoy priority access with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside.

Hear the fascinating history behind the dome before beginning the ascent up its 463 steps—expect a steep climb. As you travel up, admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.

Then, arrive at the top and enjoy the reward for all your hard work. Stroll along the cupola’s balcony to soak up 360-degree views of Florence and the Tuscan hills stretched out below. Your guide provides insightful background on Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect behind this Renaissance masterpiece.

Before parting ways with your guide, receive tickets to the museum to continue exploring independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Learn about the construction of the Duomo, its architectonical style and the important events that happened inside there. Admire the Dome from a special point of view and the panorama over Florence. Climb to the top of the dome and hear about the construction of the Dome and admire the best panorama over the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
View the Duomo from the outside.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Learn about the masterpieces of the museum - such as the original doors of the Baptistery, Pietà by Michelangelo, Mary Magdalene by Donatello.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good physical condition required
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Good walking shoes required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy Segway Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring water, it is a long, hot hike in the summer." See review
  • "It may be not suitable for those with bad legs on a tour that goes up about 400 to 500 stairs of Duomo." See review
  • "Meeting spot a little off the beaten path so give time to find the location." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Challenging climb, awesome views
Kay_G
, Nov 2021
The tour guide was very good, and overall the tour was informative. The climb to the top of the Duomo was very challenging for me, and personally I wouldn't do it again at my age - but my son, in his mid-30s, handled it just fine. The views from the top are worth the climb if you're younger than I am, and in good shape. After the climb I almost skipped going into the baptistry, but am thankful my son convinced me to go. It was incredible and, for me, the best part of this tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Grazie Kay!
star-5
Tiring hike but worth the views!
Ahmed_S
, Oct 2021
Antonio was a fantastic guide and explained the history of the Duomo quite well! The hike to the top was certainly tiring, but we paced stops as best as possible for brief breaks. Immense history and beauty, well worth it!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Grazie Ahmed!
star-5
Great tour, beautiful views
Kasey_B
, Oct 2021
Our tour was wonderful. The guide was knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions. Definitely a must in Florence.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Kasey!
star-5
Awesome!
Marcy_F
, Oct 2021
I am so glad we included this activity in our visit to Venice. Incredible!! The views were so worth the climb!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Marcy!
star-5
Unforgettable
Joann_C
, Oct 2021
This was our second visit to the dome with Viator and we would go again. Our guide was very informative. The close up look at the ceiling after half the climb was amazing. The view of Florence from the top was unforgettable. Brunelleschi's design was genius.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Joann, but just to point out that your trip was with us at Fat Tire Tours, Viator is only a reseller of our amazing activities
star-5
Excellent tour and great climb
Deborah_K
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was excellent. Very informative! Her knowledge of the Duomo was great, and she provided very detailed information regarding the history and frescos. Information regarding the restoration was very interesting. Great tour and the view was worth the climb!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Debora!
star-5
Wow!
Roy_B
, Oct 2021
What a great experience and what a view! We first received an overview at the museum. Then we climbed the dome with our guide who gave us bits of info along the way. After the dome climb, we were able to go to the Baptistery on our own. Fascinating tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Roy! We have tried to construct the tour from the foundation up so that by the time you are climbing through the dome you already appreciate the significance of it... and then the view is the icing on the cake :)
star-5
Florence from way up
Renato_A
, Oct 2021
Benedicta gave us a wonderful tour starting at the museum then way up to the rooftop. Though it’s a rough climb the view is all worth it. Will definitely give it a try again as long as I’m able.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Renato! We love Bene :)
star-5
Unforgettable.
Benjamin_S
, Sep 2021
Easy going guide. Small group tour. Though I could only go up to where you get close to the Dome's frescoes (the top my niece went to) I enjoyed this tour just the same. The length of time spent on this tour was just right.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Ben!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
dome clime
Joseph_G
, Sep 2021
the line for the Duomo is VERY long.. and bypassing it was very nice. the dome climb is similar to others (Notre Dame) but the views are excellent. the guide (Guido) was outstanding. very nice guy... he even offered to meet up the next day and do a private tour around Florence. Very good experience. if you are claustrophobic or are not in the best shape.. this is not the tour for you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Joe!

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