1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 1 hour
Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.
Begin with a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Avoiding the ticket line, you will enter the Duomo accompanied by a licensed guide, and discover the superb works of art preserved there. Then, you will have the chance to go to one of the exclusive terraces of the Cathedral, where you can take in the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi Dome. Without any additional queues, climb even higher up to the magnificent Dome to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of Florence.
Soaring over 300 feet (90 meters) in the air, the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo, as the locals call it, dominates the city’s skyline. Completed in 1434, the dome is still one of the largest in the world. In the 15th century construction of this kind had not been attempted since ancient times; but thanks to the ambitions of a flourishing city and breakthrough Renaissance engineering, the Cathedral dome challenged even the dome of the Pantheon. The Cathedral’s plans were so ambitious that it seemed nearly impossible to build a dome of these proportions. A goldsmith and sculptor with no prior experience in grand-scale construction, Filippo Brunelleschi, solved the problems. Part of Brunelleschi’s solution was the construction of a dome within a dome, a solid brick structure on the inside with a tiled terracotta shell on the outside. Climb to the top of the d...
Skip the lines and climb 463 steps to the top of Santa Maria Del Fiore's Cathedral to experience the architectural work of Filippo Brunelleschi up close. On this private guided tour, you will learn the history of this iconic monument, admire the many frescoes leading up to the top of the Dome, and marvel at the views of the Renaissance city below. After touring the Dome, spend time enjoying the Duomo complex at your own pace with a full entry ticket valid during the 72 hours following the first visit. See why the Cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status and explore other historical landmarks such as the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Crypts of Santa Reparata.
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A big thank you to Ivano who made this visit unforgettable !! Goreti