Be prepared to be awestruck! We were so glad we took the tour of the Duomo. Our tour guide gave us special insight and helped us to understand the complexity of the building of this structure. We were able to climb to the top and the view was breathtaking...so worth it. My daughter-in-law, Kaila, and I are a bit claustrophobic but we weren't going to let that stop us!! We were so proud when we made it to the top via the winding staircase! GO on this tour!
The tour guide to the Duomo, Hilaria, was excellent! She was very clear to understand and knew a lot and was patient and pleasant.
Sergio and Lucille
The guide was prompt, very knowledgeable, and easy to understand. We loved her insights regarding the history, art, and architecture of the Santa Maria del Fiore. The climb to the terraces was worth the view.
I want to highly encourage travelers to take this tour! I apologize for not remembering the young lady's name who was our tour guide but her delivery of information was fantastic, the pace of the tour perfect and taking us to the first top level of the Duomo fantastic. Do take the walk to the top of the Duomo you will not regret it and spend the time to look over the city of Florence, you will forever have a lasting memory.
We had an excellent tour of the Duomo and Terraces and the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome. The guide was knowledgeable and very interesting, with an obvious love for and pride in her city's treasures. My 19 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
The tour was amazing and one could not have dreamed of a better guide than Maria! Definitely worth going! An unforgettable experience and must see in Florence!
My favorite tour of the 11 tours we took during our trip. Very cool.
Excellent tour. Fantastic guide. Well worth the time and money to see this architectural treasure.
The tour of the church and crypts were interesting but the view from the terrace, the inner catwalk and the top of the Duomo were worth the price. If you're going to do the tour this is the way to go. Our tour guide was informative and knowledgeable. This tour also was by voice not headset.
Our tour was great and our guide Maria omg she was awesome pasionet loved her information she was so awesome about it she almost had a tear in her eye. What a great great great experience !!! Loved it
Our guide was wonderful and we never would have learned as much about the Duomo just walking through on our own. The climb to the top and the views were absolutely spectacular. I will never forget the sight of Florence at our feet! the 500 steps were definitely worth it!!
This was a great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We quickly gained access to areas not generally available to the public. I would highly recommend it.
Our tour was great despite the fact that we were separated and held up for a short while in the duomo staircase. Once we gained our special access to the 2nd floor rooftop - it was worth the wait! Our guide was well informed and the views of Florence were spectacular
Our tour guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and it was obvious that she loved everything about the Duomo and its secrets! It was a bit confusing to figure out where to meet for the tour, but we waited until we saw someone else with the same tickets as us. The tour ended on one of the terraces about 1/3 of the way to the top of the cupola. We had a great view from the terrace not open to the general public. Had we not taken the tour, I wouldn't have appreciated the Cathedrale as much as I did. We then were able to climb the stairs to the rest of the top of the Duomo. Well worth the effort and sweat!!
100 worth it. We were able to get skip-the-line privileges and access to several areas that are not usually open to the public. Breathtaking views from the Duomo terraces and the top of the cupola.
We climbed to the top of the world so it seemed. What an awesome view of Florence from the dome. Our guide, Christina was very good, giving us all the background info on the cathedral and the builders .I'm so glad I was in physical shape to do all the climbing required. The museum was great too.
There were only two of us and the guide was excellent. We were taken to places not usually seen by the public.
Great tour!! We had a very informative video presentation of the history of the Duomo which included depictions of how the cathedral and duomo were constructed in the 1400's. Then we were given access to the 463 stone steps to climb to the very top. We made a stop about 1/3 of the way up for a tour of some of the terraces and then back to the climb to the top. This tour is highly recommended as long as you are not susceptible to claustrophobia. The stairway is very narrow and has to accommodate two directions of people on the staircase. The day we went it was pretty crowded in that staircase with periods of time where you are stuck waiting for people to move and you have people directly in front of you and directly behind you, with people moving downward at one side. However, the view and the experience at the top is well worth the effort and slight discomfort.
This tour was fabulous, we had a small group only my self , my husband and another couple, we had access to places other didn't. It was a very enjoyable tour.
The company that we went with was amazing. Our guide was knowledgable and personable. We were let into otherwise private areas and the group was very small and intimate. Truly a memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone!
A huge climb, but well worth it. Great views, and very interesting info from our guide.
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