The Ultimate Florence Duomo Tour 2024
About Florence Duomo Tour
Join us on an unforgettable journey, skip long lines, and uncover the magnificent wonders of the Duomo and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral complex. With our knowledgeable tour guide, discover exciting tales, legends, and hidden gems behind this awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece. As you climb the renowned 463 steps, marvel at the stunning views of the Cathedral interior and 16th-century frescoes.
Florence Duomo Tour
Immerse yourself in the greatness of the Piazza del Duomo and marvel at the breathtaking exterior of the Florence Cathedral, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. Take a closer look at its structure and be amazed by the mesmerizing colorful marble blocks. Start your journey with an expert tour guide who will provide you with a personalized experience as part of a small group of no more than 12 people. Together, you will explore Florence’s rich heritage and discover its hidden gems.
First, you’ll visit the Florence Baptistery, renowned for its “Gates of Paradise” created by Lorenzo Ghiberti. These remarkable bronze doors depict biblical scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist. Step inside the Baptistery and be captivated by the intricate details of the mosaics on the ceilings, further enhancing the ethereal ambiance.
Continue your journey at the Opera del Duomo Museum, where a treasure trove of religious artifacts, sculptures, paintings, and architectural fragments awaits you. This collection spans centuries and showcases the incredible talent of renowned artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, and Andrea Pisano.
After visiting the museum and the Baptistery, it’s time to embark on a climb to the top of the Dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Though it may be challenging with 463 steps, the reward waiting for you at the end is well worth it. On your way up, marvel at Giorgio Vasari’s breathtaking fresco, “The Last Judgment,” which adorns the Cathedral’s Dome. Catch your breath at the top and enjoy the panoramic views of Florence, a sight that will surely leave you in awe!
- Small group or private walking tour (depending on the option booked)
- Entrance tickets to the Dome(separate entrance for small groups)
- Entrance ticket to the Baptistery
- Entrance tickets to the museum
- Pre-reserved tickets for the Cupola climb with separate entry
- Radios and headsets to properly hear the tour guide
- Brunelleschi pass
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Tips (optional)
- Pregnant women
- People with mobility impairments
- People with heart problems
- People with epilepsy
The meeting point is in front of Lindt Chocolate Shop at Duomo Square. Your tour guide will have a sign board that says WalksIn Europe.
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Explore the Duomo and marvel at the breathtaking views from the top!
Marvel at the world-famous works of art carefully preserved in the Cathedral Museum.
Discover the fascinating history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome.
Experience a more intimate and personalized tour of Florence with our small group setting, accommodating a maximum of 12 people.
Join your guide on a tour of the Duomo Complex in Florence, where you'll see and learn all about the key landmarks in the heart of the Tuscan capital's religious hub.
FAQ – Florence Duomo Tour
Is a guided tour of Duomo Florence worth it?A guided tour of the Duomo in Florence is truly worth it. By booking a guided tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore every attraction in the best way possible. Not only will you benefit from skipping the ticket lines, but you’ll also be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who can unveil secrets and hidden gems that you might otherwise miss out on when exploring on your own.
How long is the Florence Duomo tour?The Duomo Florence tour can take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours, depending on what’s included in the tour. However, some tours can last longer and have additional activities.
Can you visit Duomo Florence for free?The entrance to the Cathedral, known as Santa Maria del Fiore, is free. Although, you must purchase a ticket or book a guided tour to access other areas, such as the Dome, Baptistery, Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Please note that the queues during the busier period may be long, so plan your trip accordingly and buy your tickets or book a tour in advance.
What else can I do in Florence?A minimum of two days is recommended to explore Florence. Save time and money by booking guided tours with skip-the-line access and visiting the most important landmarks. Start with a Florence Walking Tour to get familiar with the city, then choose either a Florence Pass for museum access or a Hop-On Hop-Off Florence Tour for flexible exploration. Manage your time best and choose the option that best fits your needs.
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Experience the Dome, Museum, and Baptistery in a whole new light. Book your tour today and discover the enchanting beauty of these architectural marvels!
Know before you go
- You will have to climb 463 steps to reach the top of the Duomo, and there is no elevator
- Please note that you must come with your knees and shoulders covered
- This tour is available in small group option making the experience more personalized
- Opera del Duomo Museum, The Baptistery, and Florence Duomo tickets are included in the price
- Don’t forget to bring your ID card or Passport
- Luggage or large bags are not allowed
- This tour includes a skip-the-line ticket
Worth both time and money!
Very interesting tour with an exciting climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s Duomo at the end. Our guide Chiara was very knowledgeable and fun. She gave a detailed description of the art and architectural details of the baptistery and the church. The climb was somewhat challenging, but we had no problem reaching the top. The view from the top was breathtaking!
Rosa was an excellent tour guide. She had a passion for the great artists of the Renaissance, and you can feel it. She provided some really fascinating facts about Duomo and the related sculptures and artwork, including how Duomo was constructed. She was helpful and kind and watched each member of our group to ensure that we all understood what she was saying and that nobody fell behind. This tour was our favorite part of our visit to Firenze!
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