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Tickets for Florence Cathedral (Duomo di Firenze): Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Florence's famous duomo

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Overview
Starting time
14:30
Duration
2 hours
Highlights
  • Skip the long, long line and step inside one of Italy's biggest and most famous churches!
  • See the ancient workshop where Michelangelo carved his world famous statue of David, and amazing architectural triumphs from Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto and Brunelleschi
  • Feel special with a guided tour in English and get access to the Secret Terraces, not usually open to the public!
Description

The dazzling Duomo is Florence’s largest and most important church. Officially dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this architectural landmark - featuring Filippo Brunelleschi’s eye-catching red-tiled cap - is a feat of engineering unmatched in Italy since ancient times. If you're in Florence, seize the chance to bypass the crowds, skip the line and get an English guided tour - plus access to the Secret Terraces!

The dome that crowns the Duomo reinvented not only architecture, but language too. The word 'dome' in English comes from this very vaulted roof. If you’re feeling adventurous, a trip to the top of the lantern guarantees an amazing view of Florence looking out, as well as a close-up peek of Giorgio Vasari’s Last Judgment frescoes on the inside.

Speaking of the inside, nothing prepares you for Florence’s Duomo when you first walk in. Your tour guide will explain the fascinating history and facts as you mouth the word 'wow' at architecture by the likes of Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, and Brunelleschi. You’ll also ogle at awe-inspiring ornamentation, from Paolo Uccello’s Funerary Monument to the 600-year old stained glass windows crafted by the likes of Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno.

Heading up to the Secret Terraces, over 30 meters from the ground, will put you in a maze of wonder. Walk the corridors, check out the views, and let your guide explain the significance of all that you see.

A visit to such lofty heights is not for the faint-hearted, but if you make it up the 463 steps you most definitely deserve a gelato afterwards! How's that for incentive?

DOME THE HATERS: Many of Brunelleschi’s contemporaries doubted that the one-time goldsmith could pull off his famed dome. Emboldened by his knowledge of mathematics and physics, Brunelleschi knew better. Completed in 1436, his iconic churchtop creation continues to stand strong.

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Skip The Line
What's included
  • English-speaking guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access (valid 48 hours) to the Cathedral complex, the Crypt, the Baptistery, Giotto's Campanile, Brunelleschi's dome and the Museum Opera del Duomo
  • Exclusive access to Secret Terraces
Instructions
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Meeting point - Duomo di Firenze
Piazza San Giovanni, 7, 50123, Florence
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Florence Cathedral (Duomo di Firenze)
Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence
  • Tour starts at 14:30
  • Show your smartphone ticket when you meet our guide, who holds a 'Ciao Florence' signboard
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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Live guide
This is an English guided tour
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Getting There

Bus: C2, 6 or 11.

Reviews
Anonymous
Sep 20, 2017
Guide had a good deal of information, though his grasp of English could have been better.
Selene, United States
Jul 9, 2017
We had a wonderful tour guide. She was very thorough and made our visit very interesting. My daughter loved her too!
Sara, Italy
Jun 22, 2017
Worth the money
Carl
Sep 22, 2016
What an amazing piece of history and architecture! My tour guide Monica was a gen as well. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to follow. Great job everyone!
Ignacio, Chile
Sep 20, 2017
Es una visita muy interesante donde se tiene acceso y vistas, a cosas que no tiene el público general, lo único que debe mejorar es el proceso del contacto con el guía del tour que fue desordenado.
Anonymous
Aug 27, 2017
Alles hat hervorragend geklappt.
Luc, France
Aug 19, 2017
La visite de la cathédrale de Florence reste un souvenir mémorable.
Notre guide était très sympa, ses explications était ponctuées d'anecdotes. L'ascension au sommet du Dôme est très bien organisée et s'effectue en toute sécurité.
Inmaculada, Spain
Aug 18, 2017
En principio fue terrible porque el tour era en español, al menos nadie me habia informado de lo contrario, en otros pone especificamente en ingles, y hacia mas de un mes que estaba contratado, con lo cual les habia dado tiempo de sobra para avisarnos o preparar un grupo español. Pero cuando llegamos, oh sorpresa! Solo se hacia en ingles. Por lo visto si no dicen nada es en ingles! Pero eso lo sabran los italianos, no los españoles si no avisan.
Pero a una espectacular guia oficial!! Madrileña, no de las que comoran el trabajo, y no tienen ninguna titulacion, que sebrindo a hacer un tour español solo para nosotros!! Ole ole y ole! Supo solucionar el problema y que no se montara el pollo!,!. Un 12 sobre 10. Los españoles somos unos Macguiver y solucionar sobre la marcha
Gracias Monica!!!. No me extraña que los italianos no te dejaran ir despues de tus practicas en el Duomo
DOMINGOS , Brazil
Jul 8, 2017
Muito bom vale a pena eu recomendo 👍👍
Ana Beatriz, Brazil
Mar 24, 2017
O guia foi excelente e o nosso grupo era pequeno. Tivemos acesso a áreas que geralmente são fechadas ao público e foi ótimo.
A subida até a lanterna do Duomo é opcional, mas vale muito a pena. Mas, um aviso: o caminho é bem estreito, são muitas escadas (a maioria em caracol) e algumas bem íngremes. Vale a pena cada degrau sim, mas é uma subidinha sofrida, haha.
De qualquer forma, tour pontual e bem organizado. Vale o preço cobrado.

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