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Ascent the Dome: Florence Cupola Guided Tour

Product ID: 123470
Enjoy the best view ever in Florence: climb the dome and discover its secret in a one hour guided tour. Enjoy the Vasari’s “Last Judgment” painting and listen to all the stories related to this cathedral.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy this one-hour guided tour of the striking Cupola of the Cathedral
  • Marvel at Vasari’s “Last Judgment”
  • Enjoy entrance tickets to the Museum, Baptistery, Bell Tower and the Dome
Full description
Are you looking for a great point of view to admire Florence? Would you like to climb one of the best-preserved domes in the world. This tour fits you perfectly!

Enjoy the hiking of one of the most striking cupolas in the world. Face 463 steps to admire a 360° view of the Florentine landscape that is definitely going to impress you. Cherish the sunset on the highest point in Florence while your local guide explains you the wonders hidden in the Florentine landscape. This one-hour guided tour gives you the special chance of standing above the main attractions of the Medici's city. Furthermore, the tour leads you between the two domes: unveil how the majestic cupolas stand since centuries.

Starting from the entrance via "Porta della Mandorla", located on the northern side of the cathedral, let your guide seduce you with all the stories related to this ancient cathedral. Also, enjoy the Vasari’s “Last Judgment” painting and find out every special detail that makes this depicted one of the most important of the 1500, right after the one made by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Radio system will be provided in order to hear your guide when you reach the top of the dome.

  • Official certified guide
  • Ascent of the dome
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum, Baptistery, Bell Tower and the Dome
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Please note that this tour does not run on the first Tuesday of the month, as the Dome is closed.

There are no lifts or elevator are available. The tour is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This experience was so special for us (my wife, 76year old mother and 6 and 7 year old children) because of our guide Martina! She was wonderful , patient , knowledgeable, effective (walking up and down with a 76 year old as well as small children was FABULOUS because Martina was with us - she helped us get through. Every point during rush hour and had infinite patience and kept hundreds of visitors moving through very small spaces ... I highly recommend having HER as a guide) And made our tour a complete success. THAANK YOU MARTINA!!!!

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July 19, 2019

Très bien

Guide super sympa, ça donne envie de voir la ville, super conseils pour les touristes. Nous a fait bien comprendre ce qu'on voit, la place de cette œuvre architecturale dans l'histoire locale et pour qq moments on se senti contemporains avec les grands maîtres d'antan. On a eu la chance de commencer notre séjour à Florence avec cette visite guidée.

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May 26, 2018

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Keys of Italy

Product ID: 123470