Guided tour

Florence: Florence 360°: The Dome Climb

Florence: Florence 360°: The Dome Climb

From US$ 56.96 per person

Get a complete and spectacular view of Florence. Join our local guide to make your way to the top of the monumental dome of the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb the 600-year-old Dome of Florence Cathedral
  • Get an incredible view of the Cathedral interior and over the city
  • See beautiful 16th-century frescoes up close
  • Have a local guide lead the way
Full description
Soaring over 300 feet (90 meters) in the air, the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo, as the locals call it, dominates the city’s skyline. Completed in 1434, the dome is still one of the largest in the world. In the 15th century construction of this kind had not been attempted since ancient times; but thanks to the ambitions of a flourishing city and breakthrough Renaissance engineering, the Cathedral dome challenged even the dome of the Pantheon. The Cathedral’s plans were so ambitious that it seemed nearly impossible to build a dome of these proportions. A goldsmith and sculptor with no prior experience in grand-scale construction, Filippo Brunelleschi, solved the problems. Part of Brunelleschi’s solution was the construction of a dome within a dome, a solid brick structure on the inside with a tiled terracotta shell on the outside. Climb to the top of the dome, marvelling at the frescoes within. Step outside for breathtaking views over the entire city.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided dome climb with a local expert guide
  • Entrance tickets only for Dome
  • Reservation to climb the Dome
  • Radios with headsets
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of Hotel Duomo. Your tour guide will be waiting with a golden yellow flag with the supplier's logo. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your tour starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Modest clothing is required to enter places of worship; visitors wearing shorts or bare shoulders will be denied access; hats and sunglasses will need to be removed
    • You will be required to climb 463 steps on the tour; there are no lifts or elevators
    • Large bags and backpacks are prohibited inside the Duomo and will need to be left at the cloakroom.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3 /5

    based on 1 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Too fast passage. We wanted more time to look at and take photos.

    August 19, 2021

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    Product ID: 403242