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

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Expert Local guide
  • Skip-the-Line Duomo tickets
  • Guided tour of the interior and roof
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via dei Cimatori, 9R
    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.

End point

  • Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

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.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 7 years. Children under 7 y.o. are not allowed.
  • Good physical condition required
  • 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 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

Bring water, it is a long, hot hike in the summer.
It may be not suitable for those with bad legs on a tour that goes up about 400 to 500 stairs of Duomo.
Meeting spot a little off the beaten path so give time to find the location.
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Great Florence Duomo tour & climb.
Michael_H, Mar 2023
Our guide, Brian, was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Excellent experience and certainly helped us to deepen our appreciation not just of the Florence Duomo. The view from the top of Brunelleschi's Dome was breathtaking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Dome climb
Mandi_P, Feb 2023
Very nice tour! We really enjoyed every second of it. Amazing to go up the dome and see Florence. Tour guide was very friendly and explained all the sites very well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I had the best time and...
Wibke_B, Feb 2023
I had the best time and learned so much. Our guide, Brian, was knowledgeable, kind, and fun. I'd do it again tomorrow.
Incredible tour
AliClaude_B, Jan 2023
Amazing tour with a good balance between history, art and anecdote, it is definitely worth and not just to skip the line, the guide was incredibly knowledgable.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie Ali!
A great experience, our...
Michael_L, Jan 2023
A great experience, our tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate talking about the history both of the church and of Florence in general. Amazing views throughout. Would recommend to anyone visiting Florence.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie Michael!
Amazing, must do experience
Jessamy_P, Jan 2023
Amazing! What an experience 👏 For anyone who loves this beautiful Cathedral and its iconic status representing not only Florence, but the entire renaissance, this climb to the top of the dome is essential. Beautiful views from the top, but the history and beauty of the architecture up close, literally as you walk up the inside of the dome
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Great Tour Guide
Daniel_R, Jan 2023
Our tour Guide (Veronica) was kind, friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. The view from the top of the Duomo was fantastic.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie and happy new year!
Highly recommended
SanhanathTony_M, Dec 2022
Definitely worth booking a ticket for this tour! We skipped the queue, got a great tour guide with great information and history and fun facts. We got to go to exclusive area, and got up to the top of the duomo with just the 5 of us. It was terrific experience!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Excellent experience with...
Anthony_S, Nov 2022
Excellent experience with an excellent guide. Eleanora gave us all the information related to the Duomo and more. It was an unforgettable experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Grazie Anthony!
Kristine_S, Nov 2022
This is an excellent, comprehensive tour of the Duomo. The climb and heights are not for the faint of heart.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Duomo climb - beautiful views
Kent_A, Nov 2022
Our guide Christina did an excellent job - super-friendly with great skill for making the history interesting. And great tips for local gelato after!
Skip the wait
Michelle_H, Nov 2022
Brian our tour guide was incredible, very knowledgeable and kind to any of us who were overwhelmed by the height. We went during a holiday weekend and got to cut through the hours long queues. Definitely worth it!
Amazing Tour - Definitely Worth the Climb!
Vanessa_C, Oct 2022
Andrea was a wonderful tour guide. He was engaging and very knowledgeable. We first started at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and then skipped the line when entering the Cathedral. We spent some time reviewing the interior of the cathedral before starting the climb of the Duomo. Reaching the cupola is worth the climb as we got to experience beautiful views of Florence. Visitors must take small and narrow staircase to reach the top but the climb has several stops along the way so you can rest. Especially liked when we stopped at one of the private terraces. Andrea provided more information about Brunelleschi's Duomo and was also kind enough to allow extra time for scenic photos with the Duomo in the background. There was another stop as we got closer to Vasari's Last Judgment. This is a narrow walkway with glass partitions. The cupola is small but you can walk around and take photos. It was an amazing experience, a must do in Florence!
Florence Duomo Climb
Susan_H, Oct 2022
The most memorable part was the view from climbing to the top of the dome. The views were fabulous. Well with the money.
Highly recommend this tour
Frank_D, Oct 2022
Guido was terrific great energy, knowledgeable and careful...the history of the buildings is amazing...the best views in Florence
Great guide very...
Julie_P, Oct 2022
Great guide very knowledgable ! Would recommend this tour . The climb to the top was worth it. We had a great time
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing View and History Learned
Abby_M, Oct 2022
Brian was an excellent guide! A good mix of historical insight without overdoing it! Also his Duomo guide of Florence from above gave us a visual map of important buildings and he was very helpful sharing with the group sights that are worth the time and money. Overall 5stars out of 5…Thanks for a great experience!
Andrea_B, Oct 2022
Guide was informative and the view at top was great. The guide gave us a lot of time for pictures. Beautiful inside as well
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Wonderful Tour.
Jessica_B, Oct 2022
A thoughtful guide who carefully guided us through the museum, into the Duomo, and up to the top. A nice amount of walking and a great vista. A must do.
Great tour and company—highly recommend
Matthew_P, Oct 2022
Booking was easy, tour company was great and professional, and guide was very knowledgeable. Tour included access to a few areas unavailable to other individuals not on a tour. Highly recommend this company and tour.


Product code: 3092BRUNESCHELLI