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

Florence Dome Climb: Priority Entrance Tour

Product ID: 175158
About this tour
Duration: 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Get through a priority entrance and explore the famous Cathedral's cupola
  • Take your trip to new heights with a tour guide
  • Reward yourself with panoramic views from the top
  • Explore other parts of the Duomo complex on your own after the tour ends
Full description
A visit to the cupola of the Florence Duomo is a must-do, but with it comes big crowds and long lines. Gain priority access to the Dome with your guide, climb to the top, and soak up the spectacular views of the city. It’s the perfect way to see Florence.

Meet your guide and climb to the top, courtesy of your priority entrance. Hear how the construction of the Duomo began at the end of the 13th century and took 2 centuries to complete. Marvel at the marble floors but don't forget to look up - the frescoes above are just as immense.

After your tour of the Dome, feel free to explore the rest of the five sites as your ticket for the complex will be valid for 3 days. After exiting the Cathedral, you can line up to re-enter the Cathedral and explore in your own time.
Includes
  • Priority entry to the Dome
  • 1-hour guided tour in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • Entrance to the Santa Maria del Fiore Complex, including the Bell Tower, Opera del Duomo Museum, Crypt of Santa Reparata and Baptistery. Valid for 72 hours.
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Cathedral

Prepare for the activity

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Important information
Know before you go
• Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees as the Cathedral has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if not properly dressed
• There are 463 steps to climb up, and there is no elevator. Please wear comfortable shoes.
• Note that the climb up the Dome is very steep and narrow in some places
• Please note that headset worn to hear the guide does not work when climbing up the tower, due to the thick walls
• After the tour of the Dome, you will have to exit the Cathedral. If you would like to revisit the Cathedral after the tour, you will need to join the normal line. Entrance is free of charge.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 902 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I love doing places like this. Climbing, exploring, hearing the history or the building and how the problems they faced were overcome. A great feat of engineering. The decor in the Dome inself is just stunning and the views from the roof are fantastic. Make the effort to do this, you will be rewarded with a day to remember. Our ticket also gave us entry to the Bell Tower which meant more stairs but again, well worth it.

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March 4, 2020

Our guide was Martina and she made the tour interesting and enjoyable. The cupola is fascinating, the climb to the top a great work out and the view of Florence breath taking. We could then explore the Cathedral, the Baptistery the Museum and the Crypt at our leisure. Definitely worth the money.

December 7, 2019

Our guide was Martina and she was very good. A group of about 14 people meant we all had headsets so she could communicate with us. Be aware there are a lot of steps! The first part is to the inside of the lower part of the dome where she describes the many panels that are painted on the inside if the dome. And then you climb and climb. My thighs really ached a lot by the time I got to the top, but it was really worth the effort, with stunning views over the city. Martina pointed out landmarks in each direction. She left us to take our time at the top of the dome and take our many photographs. We went in November when the temperature was not too hot and there were not too many people. I don't think I would like to climb the last part in the summer heat with loads of other tourists.

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December 2, 2019

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Product ID: 175158