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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

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Firenze, Italy
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings on 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.
  • Skip-the-line tour of the cathedral and dome in Florence
  • Climb into the iconic dome of the Florence Duomo to see its amazing construction
  • See Vasari frescoes and stained glass windows up close
  • Enjoy incredible views over the city from the top of the dome
  • Get a tour of the cathedral's interior after visiting the dome
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Porta della Mandorla (Almond Door) , Piazza del Duomo, 15r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting Point is Porta della Mandorla

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide outside the dome's entrance and bypass the often-long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

As you climb the 463 steps to the top of the cathedral's dome, learn about how the construction of the egg-shaped Cupola wasn't done until long after the cathedral was otherwise finished—leaving a gaping hole in the building for decades. Filippo Brunelleschi's revolutionary design for the dome within a dome is still widely revered among architects and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed.

From inside the dome, enjoy a wonderful view of parts of the cathedral you don't normally get to see—including Vasari's 'Last Judgement' frescoes—as well as spectacular views outside the cathedral overlooking the historic city of Florence.

Climb back down from the dome with your guide for a brief guided visit inside the cathedral itself to conclude the tour. Admire its Gothic interior, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Brunelleschi.

Please note: Most of the time on this tour is spent in the dome with a brief tour of the cathedral at the end. Your ticket allows you to stay in the cathedral after the tour concludes, and also gives you entry to the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (no skip-the-line access for those). There is no skip-the-line entry for the Duomo from November 1-March 31.
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Cupola del Brunelleschi
Climb 463 steps to go to the top of the Dome and enjoy a 360 degree stunning panorama over the whole city... breathtaking!!!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No elevator available
  • The climb is not advised for people suffering from heart diseases/problems, vertigo and claustrophobia
  • ACCESS to the complex and VISIT TIMES may be subject to changes due to extraordinary events and depending on the guidelines of the Opera del Duomo
  • Rain policy: the tour may be cancelled due to rain, Alternatively, clients will be offered to join the Duomo Complex Tour on the same day at the same price
  • 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
  • For children's reductions a valid I.D. is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • MANDATORY USE OF MASK AND LATEX GLOVES
  • GUIDED TOUR INCLUDED IN THE RELATED OFFER
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ACCORD Italy Smart Tours & Experiences
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 Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour.

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  • "Wear good shoes, easy climb but avoid if heights are a issue." See review
  • "Also, if you have a fear of heights or claustrophobia, this tour may not be for you." See review
  • "The climb of 463 steps gets steep and narrow sometimes, but there are a few breaks along the way." See review

Reviews

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You Duomo Want to Miss It!
Janaki_B
, Oct 2021
Climbing the Duomo was a great experience! We were able to witness the panoramic view of Florence. The climb was narrow at times due to the architecture. People on the tour afraid of heights or highly claustrophobic did feel uncomfortable at times and had a difficult time moving past people to get out of narrower or higher spaces. It would have been helpful for them to be aware of this. Overall, the internal dome art and the overlook were worth visiting. The tour guide was helpful in explaining some of the details of the art work on the inner dome and the history of the architects behind the production.
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star-5
Claudia was great! She...
William_D
, Oct 2021
Claudia was great! She was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the city. Would definitely recommend
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star-5
Beautiful Firenze
Jennifer_S
, Oct 2021
I would understand beforehand that there are many steps, so people with difficultly doing this may want to reconsider. Tough climb, so be prepared...but the final view is worth every step!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We work hard to give our customers an unforgettable experience so we really apprecciate reading those words. We hope to see you soon in Florence!
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star-5
The guide was a Russia...
Denise_J
, Oct 2021
The guide was a Russia girl sorry l can't remember her name but she was amazing! I learned so much from this tour
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! We’re so happy to read that our guide made your visit an experience even more fascinating. We will report your compliments to our guide. We hope to see you soon again on one of our tours.
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star-5
Must do in Florence
DavePenland
, Sep 2021
Amazing 463 stair climb to the top on the Duomo. Highly recommended guided educational experience. The views of the dome ceiling paintings are incredible as well as the views of the city.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We work hard to give our customers an unforgettable experience so we really apprecciate reading those words. We will share your comment with your guide and we hope to see you soon in Florence!
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star-5
Highly recommend!
Erin_L
, Sep 2021
This tour is a must! The depth of information we received resulted in a greater appreciation of where we were & what we were seeing. Our guide was incredible!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your beautiful review, our goal is to leave to all our clients a beautiful memory of our tours! The Brunelleschi's dome is absolutely a must see. We hope to have you back soon for a new experience!
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star-5
Perfect trip!
Louisegranshaw
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was so lovely and knowledgeable, she answered all of our questions and made the trip so enjoyable. The views were incredible. Would definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We will inform your guide of your feedback - we're sure she'll apprecciate. We look forward to meeting you again in the future!
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Uffizi Tour
Robin_P
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and presented a very big picture overview of the history of Florence and the art in the museum. My family typically does not like tours, but I thought it would be a good idea this time, and it definitely was! We were all very happy and felt that we learned a great deal of new information. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. The Uffizi museum is wonderful and we are very happy that you enjoyed the visit with our company. We look forward to meeting you again in the future!
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Get the ticket, Skip the tour
NYCMIKE
, Jul 2021
The duomo itself is amazing and should not be missed. Get. Skip the line ticket if you can. The “ tour” however was not worth any money. Our guide was late, she spoke very little English and did not add any insight. Better off reading the internet about Brunelleschi, Gilberti and the Duome
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Mike, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We strive hard to make every customer experience enjoyable and we’re sorry we’ve not been able to meet your expectations this time. We waited before giving you an answer so we could write you an objective comment. Firstly, according to our assistant's report, the guide arrived a few minutes before 2.00 pm, so in advance compared with the starting time of the tour. Secondly, our guide is graduated in art history and she has an advanced level of English, therefore, she can carry out a tour with an average good level of satisfaction among our customers. Regarding the contents of the guided visit, we agree with you that the Dome offers an inexhaustible source of discussion but the aim of a regular tour is not to go into specific details. If you wish to have a more detailed and personal visit, we offer you the chance to book a private tour with our agency at a discounted rate. We hope that you can change your rating and we look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, ACCORD Team
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star-5
Excellent and Informative
Kevin_R
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was wonderful - very informative and very gracious and patient. We learned much about the history of the cathedral and Catholic tradition
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure serving you and your family. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us - we will share your comment with our guide! We hope you'll come and see us again soon! Best regards, ACCORD Team
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