Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

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From US$ 17.50 per person

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Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description

Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world.

The dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed and the cathedral complex itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.

  • Florence Duomo Complex entry ticket
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to Florence Baptistery

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Lindt chocolate shop. They will be holding up a sign with the logo of Italy Pass Tours and GetYourGuide. Please show your voucher to check-in.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1995 reviews

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The guide was good. She was enthusiastic about her job. She answered questions out to her by the group. It was a nice group size, at 9. The group also added to experience with their questions, expanding topic interest. It’s just an hour. The customers all arrived at 1430 as instructed. The company did not arrive til near 1400. We all checked our meeting point several times before that. Asked each other were they waiting for this company. Not good enough. No welcome or introduction or apologies. In fact the radio distributor and ticket checker was surly and off hand. We were already questioning our Choice of tour due to tardiness of organisation. I would choose to spend money with someone else.

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November 10, 2022

tour was ok, I would have liked more info on the Medici side than the building construction side of things. I also did not like not having any time to look around the store. spent too much time outside the building. overall, worth the money to avoid the cue of people.

October 5, 2022

Our tour was really excellent! We spent a fair amount of time outside of the Duomo and had a very informational explanation of how it came to be. I'm so sorry I didn't catch his name. Our guide was interesting and very informed on the history of Florence and the Duomo itself. We definitely got our money's worth! Originally the tour was supposed to last an hour but went much longer because our guide was so willing to answer questions and made sure the group understood everything. We'd definitely recommend it to others. I'm so sorry I didn't catch his name.

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September 23, 2022

Product ID: 395853

VA ID: 395853