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Florence Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori)
No matter where you walk in Florence, chances are you will spot its famous Duomo—a defining element of the city’s history, geography, and identity—towering above. Beneath its red-tiled dome lies Florence’s largest church, officially known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori. Together with the Museum of the Duomo, an opera museum, the baptistery of San Giovanni, and Giotto's Bell Tower, the Duomo complex has become the city’s most famous landmark.

The Basics
A visit to the Duomo is essential for understanding and immersing yourself in both Florence and the Renaissance.Tickets to the complex include access to the dome, baptistery, bell tower, crypt, and museum, and are valid for 48 hours from use. As entry to the cathedral is free, there are often long lines. Many visitors opt to join a small-group guided tour to explore the more hidden corners of the complex—and to skip the lines. Audio guides are also available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is open daily from 10am, but is closed for Sunday morning service and on major holidays.
  • Dress modestly. For women, it’s best to cover shoulders and knees (a scarf will do). Sandals, sunglasses, and hats are discouraged.
  • It is more than 400 steps to the top of architect Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome, so proper footwear and fitness level are recommended. There is no elevator.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Duomo, but expect lines. You can also purchase tickets in advance, or access the complex through a private guided tour.

How to Get There 
The Duomo is at the very center of Florence, fewer than 10 minutes walking from the train station. It is near the must-see Uffizi Gallery, with which it is often visited in combination. Independent travelers and guided tours alike often stop at the Accademia Gallery as well, where Michelangelo’s David resides.

When to Get There
The museum is closed on the first Tuesday of each month. Crowds are unavoidable, but quieter times are early morning and late afternoon, especially outside of the busy summer months (May through September).

An Unforgettable View of Florence
The pink, white, and green marble facade of the Duomo is a sight in itself, but the real can’t-miss views are from the top of the cupola. Climbers are rewarded with an unforgettable vista of Florence’s red-roofed skyline, the Arno River, and the rolling hills beyond. There are panoramic views from atop Giotto’s Campanile, as well. Back on ground level, admire the famous stained glass and frescoes that line the cathedral’s interior. The cathedral’s crypt, which includes the tomb of Brunelleschi, is also worth a visit.


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Florence Duomo Ticket Admission

Pre-book your ticket to one of Florence’s most popular attractions and guarantee admission to the Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral, also known as the Duomo. Avoid the long ticket lines and spend more time admiring the city’s architectural gem, capped by Brunelleschi's Dome. The ticket provides entry to the Duomo complex, excluding the Dome, and you can return to visit the baptistery, bell tower, crypt, and Duomo museums within 48 hours on your own schedule.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings with this skip-the-line guided tour of the Duomo, including its famous dome. Climb to the top of the Cupola to enjoy spectacular views over Florence and to see Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Duomo Express Guided Tour with Special Skip-the-Line Access

Skip long lines with priority access tickets to see the Florence Duomo, one of the city’s most striking architectural masterpieces. Maximize time with this express tour, learning about the building’s history and art from a local guide. See stained-glass windows, elaborate frescoes, and Vasari’s The Last Judgment that lines the 375-foot high dome.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Exclusive Terrace View & Dome Climb

The iconic dome of Florence Cathedral draws crowds from far and wide. Skip the long lines, escape the crowds and find the time and space to appreciate the magnificent dome – both from the terraces and from the inside. Your ticket also covers entry to the nearby Duomo Museum, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry.
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Cupola tour

Visit the Duomo in Florence with the convenience of a 1-hour tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket with access to the cupola. Ascend 463 steps to reach the top of the dome as your guide shares live commentary about this architectural wonder. From the top, you’ll get sweeping views of Florence, and close views of this Renaissance masterpiece by Brunelleschi.
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Dome Climb Tour with Reservations

Get some of the best views in Florence plus a lesson in Renaissance architecture on a guided climb to the top of the Duomo, the city’s crown jewel. Avoid long lines at the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral with reserved entry, and learn about its remarkable construction as you scale the top of the cupola. After the tour, stay to explore on your own or return later with included 72-hour access to the entire Duomo Complex.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Florence Duomo Complex Small Group Tour

Maximize time at the Florence Duomo complex with skip-the-line access during this small-group tour. Explore the interior of the Duomo with a maximum of 8 people. Learn about the architecture, artwork, and mosaics of this church in Florence. See its famous dome designed by Brunelleschi. Continue the tour with a visit to the Museum of Opera and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
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Walking Tour in Florence city

Get a more intimate glimpse into Florence than you would by coach or car during a walking tour that provides a comprehensive introduction for first-time visitors. Without worrying about getting lost, you'll wander between Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori), Ponte Vecchio, and Pizza della Repubblica while benefiting from the insider knowledge of your guide. Choose between three different start times to suit your schedule. 
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OFFICIAL FIRENZE DOME TOUR WITH SKIP THE LINE TICKET

Get the most out of your visit to Florence's Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with this guided tour. You'll save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry, which means no waiting. Slip on some headphones to hear the guide clearly while you explore Brunelleschi's architectural masterpiece, learning all about its construction and history through guided commentary.
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Private Tour of Museum, Cathedral and Baptistery of Florence

Take an intimate look at the Duomo complex on a private 3-hour tour. Your exclusive experience begins with complimentary pickup from your Florence hotel. Next, skip the long entrance lines at the Duomo with your included ticket. Follow your guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Baptistry of San Giovanni, and more. Ask as many questions as you like and enjoy commentary that goes beyond what you find in typical large group tours.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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OFFICIAL CATHEDRAL TOUR WITH EXCLUSIVE PRIORITY ENTRANCE

Visit Florence Duomo, aka the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, on a guided tour to discover the history that lies beneath its red-topped dome. Packed with religious and architectural features, the city’s iconic duomo is rich in history and you’ll hear many of the secrets behind sites such as Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower as you explore.
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Private Segway Tour Leader 1h

meeting point San Benedetto square, training orientation and start to : Duomo square.San Lorenzo Church,Repubblica square, Signoria square, Uffizi (out side) Santa Croce, Michelangelo square, House of Dante Alighieri.  Helmet incluse , the tour leader is a member of Staff speak in english , (not Guide license ) Before your departur the staff make you a training for correct use of Segway
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A Tuscan Journey Through The Terracotta Road

Explore the artistic and culinary heritage of Tuscany on a full-day tour along the ‘Terracotta Way’ from Florence. Learn about the celebrated history of this ancient ceramic art while watching local artisans, and try your hand at the potter’s wheel to shape wet clay into unique shapes. Visit the medieval villages of Greve in Chianti and Castellina along with two local farms and wineries, where you can chat with producers and taste prized Tuscan varietals paired with a farm-fresh lunch. 
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The Duomo' square tour

Focus on the historic Piazza del Duomo during this tour with a guide in central Florence. Many of Florence's treasures are contained within this small area, including Canonici's palace, Arcivescovile, Opera del Duomo Museum, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence's Baptistery, and others. As you explore the highlights, listen to your guide's in-depth commentary on the history and architecture of the area.
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Private Walking Tour in Florence

Get to know the major sights of Florence in a short time with a 2-hour walking tour led by your own private guide. You’ll get a quick yet comprehensive overview of the venerable city’s history as you take in landmarks such as the Duomo (Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral), Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and the towering Palazo Pitti.
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Florence Walking Tour of the City Must-See Attractions & Sites with Local Guide

Our knowledgeable tour guide will meet you in the very city centre, during our 2.5 hours walking tour you will be able to admire all the most important outdoor monuments, palaces and piazzas of Florence. We will walk through the city historical centre, hitting all the major sights, such as: palazzo Medici, the Duomo, you will admire the Dome from outside, hearing how its architect Brunelleschi recovered lost knowledge in order to build it, piazza della Signoria, where we can’t miss Michelangelo’s incomparable David, Giotto’s bell tower, ponte Vecchio and its jewelries shops, plus some unusual and less known spots that will truly surprise you.This is a 2.5 hours small group walking tour please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring loads of questions! Our expert tour guide will be able to unveil of the secrets and curiosities of Florence.
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PRIVATE GUIDED WALKING TOUR WITH A VISIT INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL

Visitors to Florence flock to the Duomo, but this private tour offers more than a glance. Marvel at Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery in the piazza, then head inside the Duomo accompanied by your guide—a professional art historian. Combine your 1-hour visit to the UNESCO-listed Florence Cathedral (formally known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) with a walking tour of the Tuscan capital, likened to an open-air museum.
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Tour della Cupola di Brunelleschi

Soltanto 463 gradini ci separano da una vista mozzafiato, non lasciatevi frenare dalla paura della fatica.La Cupola di Brunelleschi è uno spettacolo imperdibile, un'opera tutt'oggi insuperata che offre un panorama unico. Non ci sono ascensori in loco.
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Florence

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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Florence

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FIT, FAST, & FUN FOOTBIKE TOUR

Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise and discover Florence? Get ready for extreme fun and fitness on a footbike tour! The footbike is a type of scooter that features a larger front wheel than back wheel and a platform upon which the rider can stand and kick off from the ground. When utilized in cities, footbikes provide an excellent means of transportation throughout small, crowded streets. As you adventure around the beautiful city of Florence, you will discover amazing monuments, hidden treasures, and charming neighborhoods. You will pass by the banks of the Arno River and have the opportunity to see famous Italian architecture. No matter your age, riding a footbike in Florence will make you feel like a kid again, and you will not even realize that you have completed an incredible workout.• Visit the important sites of Florence in 2 hours• Footbike• Helmet• Expert tour guide
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Skip the Line Tour Florence Cathedral

Do you want to enjoy the beauties inside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and don't want to waste your precious vacation time in a row of hours? With this fast tour: 30 minutes to live a memorable experience with a local guide and expert of the treasures of one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world. A breathtaking floor, fifteenth century frescoes by Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno, a fifteenth-century clock with a counter-clockwise mechanism, the huge nave, the lily-shaped apse and, finally, the frescoes of the Last Judgment of Giorgio Vasari. Michelangelo's most illustrious pupil, after seeing the Sistine Chapel, decided to pay an enchanting tribute to his master and painted the majestic fresco on the surface of Filippo Brunelleschi's gigantic dome. The great architect of the Cupola, Filippo Brunelleschi, is also buried in the Duomo of Florence. This tour will also allow you to visit his tomb. Join us, save time and enjoy our Cathedral in relax!
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Tour dell'Opera del Duomo

Visita all'esterno della Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, il Battistero ed il Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, che ha riaperto al pubblico alla fine del 2015. Potrai ammirare opere d'arte dei più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi.La grandiosità della Cattedrale e la spettacolare decorazione in mosaico del Battistero ti lasceranno senza fiato.Le incredibili installazioni scenografiche e i grandiosi spazi del Museo dell'opera ti ammalieranno.
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Florence Art and Street Food WalkingTour

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