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Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

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Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cathedral Museum Tour

Activity provider: Tours About
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Explore the iconic landmarks of Florence: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Florence Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets. Climb up the Dome and visit the various galleries while learning their secrets.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo
  • Admire the famous fresco by Zuccari and Vasari
  • Hear the stories behind the museum's masterpieces
  • Discover the great works that once adorned Florence
Full description

Explore the Florence Cathedral along with Brunelleschi's Dome on this fascinating tour with a live guide and skip-the-line entrance. Visit the very top of the Dome, admire famous frescos, and learn the stories behind the museum's greatest masterpieces.

Begin your tour by climbing 463 steps to the highest point of the Florence Duomo cupola to admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari’s fresco of The Last Judgement – perhaps the most famous fresco in Florence.

From the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, learn about this architectural accomplishment of the Renaissance period and take in the city of Florence spread out below. Inside of the Florence Cathedral is the Opera del Duomo Museum, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the Duomo’s most precious artworks. Enter with skip-the-line tickets and delve into history with the help of a professional guide. Headsets are included for larger groups. Visit the Sculpture Gallery and Salone del Paradiso (Hall of Paradise), a replica of the old Florence Cathedral and the masterpieces that once adorned the façade. See Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise and imagine these bronze doors in their original home on the Florence Baptistery. Stand in awe in front of Michelangelo’s The Deposition and learn the history behind the Cantorias (Singing Gallery) of Luca della Robbia, Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene, the Galleria del Campanile, and the Galleria della Cupola.

Includes
  • Headsets
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your coordinator in front of the Lindt Chocolate shop on the left side of the Cathedral, near the Dome's entrance. Look for a purple flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On days with bad weather, access to the dome may be denied for safety reasons
  • As of the now, The Baptistery is undergoing important restoration works.
  • The meeting time is subject to change; You will receive a message or call from the activity provider if this is the case.
  • Individuals with disabilities and special need must note it on their booking.
  • The monuments are closed on 25th December, 1st January, 9 April (Easter).
  • Due to worship, on Sundays and religious celebrations the Cathedral is closed to visitors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 594 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Tour of the Dome and the Cathedral Museum was very well done. A little bit of chaos at the start as there was construction in the area and it was hard to find the right lane in which to queue, but it all got sorted out. Great to be able to climb up into the dome and see the frescos on the ceiling up close, plus the view of the city.

October 18, 2022

I loved climbing the dome and leaning about the history of the cathedral. The view of Florence from the top is absolutely breathtaking. After the tour was over, we were able to use our tickets to enter the baptistery and climb the bell tower on our own. We were also able to get some great photos of the dome and the city from the bell tower.

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October 15, 2022

The 467 step climb is worth it! This is maybe the least traditional fresco we saw. Our tour guide was in formative and gave us time to enjoy and take photos. GO EARLY, it gets stuffy. Also, tip your tour guides! I was appalled by the verbal compliments without compensating them for a job so well done.

October 14, 2022

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