Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Terraces and Dome Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

Florence Cathedral: Terraces and Dome Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

From US$ 103.09 per person

Take a guided tour of Florence Cathedral and see the city from an exclusive point of view. Climb up to the Duomo terraces, usually out of bounds to the public, and Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • See Florence from an incredible point of view
  • Climb all the way up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Discover the magnificence of Florence Cathedral
Full description
Discover Florence Cathedral on this comprehensive tour of the complex. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and privileged access to the Duomo Terraces. After your guided tour of the cathedral, use your ticket to explore the other buildings in the complex at your leisure, including the baptistery and the bell tower.   Enter Florence Cathedral with your expert guide, and admire the different architectural styles of the building. See masterpieces such as Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescoes, and Bandinelli’s marble choir. After this, ascend to the Duomo Terraces for incredible panoramic views over the city and the cathedral complex. Continue your climb up to Brunelleschi's Dome, the highest viewpoint in the cathedral.
  • Tour of Florence Cathedral
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Access to the Duomo Terraces
  • Earphones for large groups
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

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Meeting point

Meet you tour guide in front of Florencetown Headquarter, Via de' Lamberti 1, Firenze.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums; no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed; knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women; you may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with the dress requirements
  • You will climb 200 steps to reach the top of the cathedral; there is no elevator
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour runs rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Her extensive knowledge of the area and the duomo in particular was admirable

October 21, 2022

Sarah was an amazing tour guide! Climbing to the terraces and top of the Duomo is a must! Highly highly recommend!

October 1, 2022

Interesting way to learn the history of the Duomo; our guide was really knowledgeable; and not have to wait in the long queue to enter. The views from the terrace and top of the cupola were well worth the climb.

September 21, 2022

Product ID: 234032