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Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

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38 reviews

Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

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Experience the skyline of Florence from 330 feet and save time with the skip-the-line tickets to the dome. Admire the painted interiors and the surrounding landmarks from the viewpoint.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Audio guide included
Italian, English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the skyline of Florence and the Tuscan countryside up to Chianti
  • Skip the line to the Cathedral from a private entrance
  • Climb up 463 steps and walk along historic secret passages
  • Marvel at the technical genius of the construction of the Cupola
  • Gaze at the largest frescoed surface in the world and the marvellous marble floor
Full description

Collect your entry ticket at the agency near the Ponte Vecchio or ask to receive a digitalized entry ticket and the audioguide on your phone. Leisurely enjoy your self-guided tour of the Cupola and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the Cathedral's interiors when you walk along the 2 balconies during the climb at 60 meters high. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Feel as if you have Florence at your feet.

Includes
  • Exclusive priority entrance with no ticket line
  • Digital audioguide of the Cathedral downloaded on your personal smartphone
  • Digital audio guide of the Cupola by Brunelleschi downloaded on your personal smartphone
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Collect your paper tickets and digital audio guide at the tourist office at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 32 Red or ask to receive the digital entry tickets and audio guide on your smartphone.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medical mask

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You will need to climb 463 steps to reach the top of the Duomo; there is no elevator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Our tour guide Veronica was pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Duomo and was very patient and understanding with my slower pace climbing the steps. Veronica was calm, professional and caring when I needed extra time before climbing the last few steps and ensured that I was feeling okay before continuing with providing the remainder of the tour information at the top. I couldn't imagine a better guide. Would highly recommend.

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October 27, 2019

Tour was great and guide was very knowledgeable as most are. But, like all of my tours with GYG in Italy (3 in total) the directions to the GYG office are terrible and very hard to find. If you use GYG, you must give yourself a lot of time to plan on getting lost.

September 28, 2019

In fact, you only had to stand in line for a short time. You have to get the ticket (and audio guide on your mobile phone) near the Ponte Vecchio. What bothered me would be that little time 1 hour was available for ascent and descent as well as sightseeing. Especially at the dome base you had to go further and didn't have time to look at this work of art, let alone use the audio guide.

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September 30, 2021

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