Guided tour

Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

Brunelleschi's Dome: Tour

From £42.71 per person

Join a tour of the Duomo with priority access and a local guide. Climb all the way to the top, while learning all about the history and construction of this iconic monument.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
Italian, English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places.
Highlights
  • Experience Brunelleschi's Dome with a local guide
  • Skip the ticket lines with priority entrance
  • Enjoy views of Florence from the Dome
Full description

Save precious time with a fast-track entry ticket to the Florence Duomo. Explore the sights of the cathedral complex and learn about its history while accompanied by an expert guide.

From the outside of the Florence Cathedral admire its green, pink, and white marble panels. Check out the various statues, lozenges, and reliefs that represent the different stories and histories of mankind.

Be in awe of Giotto’s Bell Tower, a freestanding campanile towering over Piazza del Duomo, before entering the Duomo. Climb up the dome for panoramic views and ask your guide as many questions as you like.

Once you reach the top, see Florence's historic center from above, its important landmarks, and the surrounding area. Learn more about the monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the historic center of Florence. Hear how construction began at the end of the 13th century and how it took two centuries to complete.

Includes
  • Florence Duomo Complex entry ticket
  • Brunelleschi's Dome entry ticket
  • Crypt of Santa Reparata entry ticket
  • Florence Baptistery entry ticket
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore entry ticket
  • Giotto's Bell Tower entry ticket
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office (Slow Tour Tuscany) at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 10.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1471 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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This is a very good tour. Relatively short, around 1 hour, which fit our schedule perfectly. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and took the opportunity to take some breaks from the climb to explain how the dome was built and the various elements of the Fresco on the ceiling. This tour didn’t include a tour of the cathedral, which suited us, as the Dome was what we were most interested in, but an extended tour is also available for those who want to cover both.

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25 February 2022

Nice way to spend an hour. Great views.

18 June 2022

The guide arrived 10 minutes after the tour start time- very chaotic, rushed & too many people on the tour. Those at the back couldn’t hear anything the guide said because they were out of range of the local transmitter that each person received.

17 June 2022

Product ID: 395846

VA ID: 395846