1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Florence Cathedral

Skip the Line: Florence Duomo and Brunelleschi Tour

Product ID: 7363
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Discover the masterpiece work of Brunelleschi, the great architect who led the construction of the Florence Duomo. Get to know the styles and techniques used by Brunelleschi and gain quick entrance to the top of the Duomo in this small group tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Gain quick entrance to the Duomo and climb to the top for breathtaking views
  • Experience sweeping views of Florence
  • Learn about Brunelleschi's techniques
  • Admire the beautiful view over Florence from the Duomo's terrace
  • Visit the magnificent Baptistery of Florence
Full description
On this small group tour your guide will take you to the top of the Duomo, the highest building in Florence, without having to wait in line. Before visiting the Dome, stop off at the northern terrace and enjoy an exclusive view over the city. Follow in the footsteps of Brunelleschi as you ascend the ancient staircase he once used for inspirational views of the city. 

On the way up the 463-step staircase, you will feel as though you have gone back back in time, winding through the narrow passages of this elegant and ancient building. Enjoy an unforgettable view of Florence from the top of the Cupola. 

The Duomo itself is notable for the 44 stained glass windows that adorn the interior. This tour will give you the chance to discover Brunelleschi's techniques from a special point of view: you will be really close to the Frescos decorating the Dome. The Duomo became part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982 and remains one of Italy’s largest basilicas.
Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Dome, Baptistery, and Cathedral
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point at Segway Office located in Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, Florence. Directions from the Duomo Cathedral Square: If you are facing the front of the church, turn right on Via dei Calzaiuoli and walk straight on, turn left on the 4th cross street, which is Via dei Cimatori. Directions from Piazza della Signoria: face the statue of the man on horseback, on your right there is “Il Cavallino” restaurant. Take that street (via delle Farine) and turn right onto the second cross street, which is Via dei Cimatori.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
• Dress code: shoulders, abdomen, and knees must be covered during the
Cathedral visit
• All participants must be at least 12 years of age
• The dome visit and rooftop portion of this tour are not recommended for
individuals with a fear of heights and/or claustrophobia due to the narrow spaces
and staircase to the roof terrace
• The following objects are not allowed inside the Cathedral: glass objects,
luggage, helmets
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Excellent tour!

I had a very nice tour guide, Christina, she is very passionate and knowledgeable about the art and buildings we saw! The tour gives a quick but thorough view of most of Firenzes il Duomo highlights. The view from Brunelleschi's dome is the best you can get! With the ticket you can later on visit the baptistry and Giotto tower on your own (within 72 hours). I always love guided tours, you get more info than the standardized travel books give, or description panels in front of the object. Christina was fond of telling some interesting curiosities along the way, which was great! Would highly recommend!

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May 29, 2019

Great tour!

This tour was worth every penny for fast access. Not only that but we were able to see parts of the Duomo not accessible to the public. Antonio our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting in his stories. He made sure any questions we had were answered and let us spend time at the Duomo - not rushing us to move ahead etc. We really enjoyed his tour and would recommend this again!

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April 25, 2019

Excellent tour!

I had a very nice tour guide, Christina, she is very passionate and knowledgeable about the art and buildings we saw! The tour gives a quick but thorough view of most of Firenzes il Duomo highlights. The view from Brunelleschi's dome is the best you can get! With the ticket you can later on visit the baptistry and Giotto tower on your own (within 72 hours). I always love guided tours, you get more info than the standardized travel books give, or description panels in front of the object. Christina was fond of telling some interesting curiosities along the way, which was great! Would highly recommend!

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May 29, 2019

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Fat Tire Tours - Italy

Product ID: 7363