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Experience the best of Florence’s most iconic attraction on this 1.5-hour tour of the Duomo, including skip-the-line entry. After watching a short film on the cathedral’s history, bypass the long lines and head straight inside. Soak up private access to the terrace before ascending to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome for unparalleled, panoramic views of the city. Afterward, climb back down to enjoy a tasting of local cheese, balsamic vinegar and Chianti wine, with the option to conclude with an Italian lunch.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of Florence Duomo and its terraces
  • Avoid the Duomo entrance lines and visit the terraces for incredible views of Florence and Bruneschelli’s Dome
  • Choose to climb the Dome independently and enjoy the 360-degree views from the top
  • Watch an absorbing 30-minute video on Florence’s history and the Duomo’s building as a prelude
  • Relax with a Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar tasting to finish
  • Upgrade to enjoy a delicious Italian lunch after your tasting
  • Small-group tour limited to a maximum of 20 people for personalized attention from the guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See the Duomo in its entirety on this tour! Skip past the long lines with your ticket to explore the Duomo’s breathtaking interior. Then, enjoy privileged access to the terraces — off limits to many visitors — before climbing Bruneschelli’s Dome for 360-degree views of Florence.

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Duomo Tour with Terrace Visit, Dome Climb, Wine Tasting and Optional Lunch

Enjoy spectacular views from the Duomo terraces on a skip-the-line tour

Your Duomo tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Walk to a private rectory in Piazza del Duomo and watch a short film on the city’s history to provide a rich context for the city sights around you.

Afterward, skip the long lines collecting outside of the Duomo and enjoy direct access with your ticket. Explore the stunning interior, with Paolo Uccello’s The Last Judgment on display, as well as Federico Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari’s immense fresco that gleams within the dome’s interior.

Soak up private access to the terraces, 105 feet (32 meters) above ground, and enjoy views from an area often closed to the public. See the Renaissance city stretched out below and take in Brunelleschi’s Dome up close. Then, to witness the views from the top of the dome, venture up the steep stairway on your own.

After descending back to ground level, top off your tour with a cheese, balsamic vinegar and Chianti wine tasting. Part ways with your guide and enjoy access to Giotto’s Bell Tower and Baptistery with your ticket, valid for 24 hours if you'd like to continue exploring.

Upgrade your experience with lunch at a historic restaurant in the city’s Medicean quarter after your wine and cheese sampling has concluded. Your ticket includes two traditional Italian dishes, wine or mineral water, dessert and a coffee. A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Kristin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour, led by an art historian Maria?, was the best tour I've ever taken. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were able to access areas that no other visitors could. Fantastic and well worth the money.

Lysette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a wonderful experience this is. An informative and engaging tour guide passionately explained the history and put into perspective what we were seeing. Skipped past an incredibly long queue to climb to the top of the Dome and we were met by a breathtaking 360 degree view of Florence. An absolute 'must do'. Lysette

dirk.gross.home

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect view on the city from the terrace and the top. Nice guide gives good explanations and useful tips. Priorität entriy , special views inside the Dome and very good explanations makes the trip to a real special event .

Lisa D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was absolutely incredible! Paolo was our tour guide and could not have been better suited for this tour. He was no knowledgeable and proud not to mention just a genuinely nice guy. The climb to the terrace was well worth the steps and we didn't feel the need to go all the way to the top. The ticket is good for two days to access the buildings. The wine tasting was fantastic. We went to this adorable little shop, Borgo Vino, run by Cheryl from Chicago and her Husband, a native Florentine. We ended up staying for 3 hours! Tasted wine, olive oils, vinegars and then asked if we could have a snack which we paid for and Cheryl set out a beautiful display of meats, cheeses and flat breads. Was truly a wonderful day!

kiamaria30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

They really take care of you and get you in where the other folks can't go. Great views and worth the money.

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome tour...skipped all lines and tour guide was very knowledgeable. Must see.

rosemarie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Christina, our guide, was amazing. She was passionate about Sancta Maria del Fiore and deeply knowledgable. She was attentive to every tourist in her group. We found the experience compelling, informative and adventurous. This tour is definitely not for the faint of heart -- the trek up the stairs to the top of the dome takes focus and stamina don't wear flip flops. However, it's well worth the effort! If you struggle with claustrophobia...good luck!

kmy888

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

This was fantastic, there was a delay or mix up somehow ... the local tour guide was not informed that I was waiting - after I got my ticket.

Ben S United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

This was a fun tour, and beautiful, and it's fascinating really to climb to the top and the view of Florence and Tuscany is WELL WORTH the climb! The 30 minute video presentation is NOT fun, and actually since you have a guide, is COMPLETELY unecessary, and in my opinion could be eliminated from the things to do. The staff at Borgovino, nearby the Duomo where we went for our wine and cheese tasting afterwards were WONDERFUL! I even bought some Chianti and Olive Oil there to celebrate our time in Florence. This is definitely an activity I enjoyed, and would have enjoyed even MORE if that 30 minutes at the beginning could be spent doing something else......

sbhanna.1957

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Good to skip the line and guide very informative

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