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Florence: Cathedral Priority Tour & Optional Dome Climb

Product ID: 277477
Avoid long lines with access to a dedicated, exclusive entrance to the Duomo. Admire the interior of the church and the amazing Brunelleschi Dome Renaissance masterpieces.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes - 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Skip the long lines to enter the Florence Duomo
  • Stay inside the church as long as you like
  • Learn all the secrets of the complex from your guide
Full description
This guided tour of the Duomo will give you an introduction to the marvelous masterpiece of the Renaissance: Santa Maria del Fiore. Your guide will make you wonder with an explanation of the entire complex of the cathedral and baptistery with the world-famous golden door. The external architecture of the Bell Tour, the facade, and the golden Cupola tell a story of a thousand years.

Enter the cathedral directly, with no line, through a dedicated entrance. At the end of the 1-hour tour, stay inside the church as long as you like. The tour also includes a ticket for the Museum of the Misericordia. Discover all the innovative construction techniques of the complex. Uncover the secrets of the amazing frescos, the stories of the stained-glass windows, and all the other marvelous Renaissance masterpieces that lie within.

Choose between two options and either receive just a 30-minutes guided overview of the cathedral or a 1-hour tour including the explanation of the outside of the square, with all its famous buildings.
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Florence Cathedral (Duomo)
  • 1-hour or 30-minutes guided tour (depending on option selected)
  • Headsets
  • Small groups (maximum of 25 people)
  • Entry to Misericordia Museum
  • Dome climb and terraces, if option selected
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to the Cupola (unless option selected)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Entry into the cathedral requires a dress code; shoulders and knees must be covered
• Entry to the Florence Duomo may be restricted in case of religious festivity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I advise everyone to purchase tickets in advance

Florence is a precious jewel! Immeasurable works of art, in every alley or corner there is always something new to discover. I went with a program (designed by me) overloaded with visits and activities, often separated by 30 minutes. My Hotel was exceptionally well located, right in the center of the city. during the 4 ½ days I was there, I traveled 60 km on foot, and I cannot count the endless climb of those narrow and steep steps of the climb to Torre Di Arnolfo (Palazzo Vecchi). "Freetours" are also very good and informative. The queues are huge and take hours. Be sure to have all tickets purchased. Wonderful Duomo! Guide Ivano an expert on the subject and with great ease of communication and friendliness!

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September 4, 2019

Perhaps for an error we were included in an English group the lady who accompanied us immediately reassured us that we would not miss any visit So it was she explained us in a fantastic way the cathedral then we joined 7n Italian group very good also the Ms Isabella Ms is called Annalisa

August 14, 2019

Excellent guide & 5 service.

November 9, 2019

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Product ID: 277477