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Tickets for Florence Cathedral: Fast Track + Guided Tour of the Dome

Take a guided tour of Florence's famous dome

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Overview
Starting time
10:30
Duration
1 hour
Highlights
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to one of Italy's biggest and most famous churches!
  • Walk the famous walkways and step onto the lantern for amazing Florence views
  • Feel special with a guided tour in English and explore the rest of the complex on your own
Description

The dazzling Duomo is Florence's largest and most important church. Enjoy fast-track entry and get an English guided tour of the Dome. See amazing architecture, 600-year-old stained glass windows and learn about the building's significance. You'll get 72 hours to explore the rest yourself!

You'll have to climb almost 500 steps to reach the famed dome, but Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) along the way will ensure you don't even notice!

Walk the narrow corridors, some less than a meter wide. See the huge frescoes, as well as 40 meters down into the middle of the cathedral. It's a view few get to see, and you'll get in-depth insights from your guide as you go.

After your tour, feel free to explore the rest of the Duomo Complex at your leisure. You'll have 72 hours for this, so if you're all Duomo'd out, come back another day. See the Crypt, the Baptistry, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Museo dell’Opera, and be wowed by architecture by the likes of Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, and Brunelleschi.

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.

A visit to such lofty heights isn't 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?

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What's included
  • Guided tour of the dome (in English)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral, the Crypt, the Baptistry, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Museo dell’Opera (within 72 hours of the dome climb)
  • Access to the secret terraces
  • Church entrance ticket (entrance to the church is free)
Instructions
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Meeting point - Duomo di Firenze
Porta della Mandorla, Piazza del Duomo 20/R, 50122, Florence
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Florence Cathedral (Duomo di Firenze)
Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence
  • Meet in front of Arnold Coffee, near the entrance to the Brunelleschi Dome on Piazza del Duomo
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the staff wearing a white shirt and a red tie
  • Join the guided tour for the Dome at the booked timeslot, then you'll be free to explore the rest of the complex on your own
  • You can visit other parts of the complex within 72 hours of the activation of your ticket
  • If you're late for your booked timeslot to climb the dome, you'll lose your reservation for the climb. However, you can still visit the rest of the complex
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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Key info
Live guide
This is guided tour is in English
Insider tip

Wear flat and comfy shoes. It's almost 500 steps to the top - not recommended in heels!

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Reviews
Nov 12, 2018
Great experience heading up the dome. Tour guide was good and helped our group feel at ease with the climb. Just be aware some waiting might be required out of front. Ticket also included several other cathedral attractions, so it's sure with it.
Oct 22, 2018
Great tour of the Duomo! We spent only about 10-15 minutes in line (vs. the hour+ in the regular line) to get into the Duomo, so the “fast-pass” is worth it. Our guide was very informative. We had a great time learning about the history of Florence and the Duomo including how it was built (fascinating) and the climb to the top with the view was amazing.
Oct 17, 2018
Tour guide was great and skipping the line is the only way to visit the Cathedral, without lining up for hours!
Oct 17, 2018
Francesca was a fabulous guide who made our tour come alive with his knowledge & passion
Oct 17, 2018
Lovely guide, lots of info, I made it to the top😛
Only feedback is the coffee shop meet up point is a little hard to find everything else went very smoothly ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Oct 15, 2018
It would be useful to know that the need to meet at the cafe (not easily signed) was to collect ticket etc but, once found the tour guide was excellent, knowledgable, informative & amusing.
Oct 5, 2018
Our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting, it made the whole experience much more worthwhile than if we had just made the visit to ‘tick the box’. The painted ceiling of the dome is spectacular as are the views from the top. Highly recommended.
Oct 2, 2018
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Sep 26, 2018
The guide was great, and well worth the price. His commentary very much added to the experience.
It should be made clearer that you need to be at the meeting point 15 minutes early, and that this is the real start time - I nearly missed the experience by being one minute after that time.
Sep 10, 2018
Our tour guide Manuel was very good he told us a lot about the dome and how the Cathedral was build .Would definitely recommend a guided tour
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