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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Overview

Travel to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s most iconic attraction, with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and tour. Follow your guide through the cathedral for an exclusive close-up view of the dome. Explore passages closed to the public and get a magnificent look at the city skyline.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Dome, and the Baptistery
  • Head inside areas of the Duomo not open to the public
  • See panoramic views of Florence from the top of Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Maximum of 16 people for a more intimate experience
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Skip-the-Line Duomo tickets
Guided tour of the interior and roof
Gratuities
Via dei Cimatori, 9R , Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

YOUR TOUR MEETS AT OUR SHOP: Located at Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, 950122 Florence. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Piazza del Duomo , Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your guide at a central meeting point and head over to the bustling square of the Duomo. In peak time, the entrance lines to the Florence Duomo can take over two hours, but you enjoy priority access with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside.

Hear the fascinating history behind the dome before beginning the ascent up its 463 steps—expect a steep climb. As you travel up, admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.

Then, arrive at the top and enjoy the reward for all your hard work. Stroll along the cupola’s balcony to soak up 360-degree views of Florence and the Tuscan hills stretched out below. Your guide provides insightful background on Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect behind this Renaissance masterpiece.

Before parting ways with your guide, receive tickets to the museum to continue exploring independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fat Tire Tours - Florence
This tour meets at our shop at 9/R Via dei Cimatori. Here you can check in, meet your guide and make use of the bathroom and wifi
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Marble Studio
Pass by the Marble Workshop where the stonemasons restore the famous statues of the Florence Cathedral
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Learn about the masterpieces of the museum - such as the original doors of the Baptistery, Pietà by Michelangelo, Mary Magdalene by Donatello and the see the various designs of the Dome in wood
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Skip-the-line entry to the Cathedral, a brief tour of the main hall - VIP access to visit one of the private terraces of the Cathedral, walk amongst the famous frescos and finally up to the "cupola" - the greatest view in Florence from the top of the Dome!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good physical condition required
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Good walking shoes required
  • 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 these dress requirements
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours Holdings LLC - Italy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.

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  • "Bring water, it is a long, hot hike in the summer." See review
  • "It may be not suitable for those with bad legs on a tour that goes up about 400 to 500 stairs of Duomo." See review
  • "Meeting spot a little off the beaten path so give time to find the location." See review

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star-5
Duomo - Amazing
Benjamin_B
, Jul 2022
The climb to the top was well worth the effort. Spectacular beyond words. It is a must see in any visit to Florence. Our guide was awesome.
star-5
Awesome experience
Tom_G
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Christina, was very knowledgeable about the history of the Duomo and Florence. Also, she was very kind and caring. We really appreciated all the insights she provided, and we were very impressed with the tour. The steps climbing to the top of the Duomo are challenging, but the view was worth it-- amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great views!
Marisa_E
, Jun 2022
Had a great time! Very informative and friendly. The details and history was amazing to hear. We couldn’t have asked for a better time.
star-5
The best gide in italy !!...
JesusRamon_G
, Jun 2022
The best gide in italy !! Super cool and very pro active Amazing experice La mejor guía en muchos años !!
star-5
Great tour!
Gretchen_M
, Jun 2022
Great tour of Duomo and museum. The guide was very knowledgeable. The climb was a bit difficult and hot, but beautiful views at the top. It is worth it!
star-5
Highly recommend
Bob_S
, Jun 2022
Great tour. Great guide! Very informative with no waiting in lines. Guide was fantastic. Just be aware of the climb to the top of the dome if you are scared of heights.
star-5
Amazing views
Wendy_M
, Jun 2022
Amazing view from the top! Our guide was very knowledgeable. I appreciated the museum tour before the climb as it helped to understand the history, the art and preservation efforts. The stairwell is narrow but thankfully there were breaks in the climb at two points along the way up
star-5
Great experience!
Tim_R
, Jun 2022
Wonderful history of the building and a real treat to climb to the top of the dome. The views are amazing !
star-5
Worthwhile
Ray_S
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour with a very educated guide. I’m so glad I took this tour. The view from the top is worth the steps getting there
star-5
Book this tour!
Stephanie_C
, Jun 2022
Amazing your. Highly recommend! guido was our guide and he was great. My 80 year old mom climbed to the terrace and enjoyed it!
star-5
Great Value
Lane_M
, Jun 2022
Great tour to get up close to amazing art, especially the frescoes. View from the dome is incredible. The ticket even allowed me to explore other buildings after the tour.
star-5
Guido the Guide is Great!
dlfrank71
, Jun 2022
We loved having Guido as our tour guide! We enjoyed how he gave his tour chronologically so we understood everything by the time we did the Duomo climb. He is personable and energetic and just a kind person. Highly recommend Guido!
star-5
Good instruction with knowledgeable guide
Mark_M
, Jun 2022
Very smart and helpful people. They even helped me make last minute adjustments as my connection was late. The tour was educational and fun. The weather in May is moderate so it's a good time to go but there were plenty of crowds.
star-5
Wonderful tour
thepredsfan1993
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was full of interesting facts about the cathedral and the works of art in the museum. This tour is definitely worth the price.
star-5
A great tour.
Lisa_A
, May 2022
The steps to the top were amazing. I cannot believe I actually did it. The view was wonderful. We had an awesome guide who was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the duomo and surrounding area.
star-2
Better than nothing
Kent_S
, May 2022
We actualy did get to see the Baptista and a portion of the duomo and the crypt. We did not see what we paid to see. Both facilities were also under construction. The provider changed the meeting time .. We were coming from a cruise ship and could not make it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kent, I am sorry that you did not make it in time for the tour. We are subject to changes made by the church and this case, as we explained to you, the terraces were closed, the timings were changed and we received very little notice. Fortunately these changes almost never happen but in this rare case, the way we dealt with it was to contact our customers in advance and explain the situation. You were offered the option of a full refund if uninterested in the tour without the terrace, or a partial refund to compensate for the missing portion of the tour. You accepted the partial refund and the change of time and yet did not manage to get there from your cruise ship docking. I wish you had been able to join the tour and experience what we do best.
star-5
A unique rewarding experience
Matthew_K
, May 2022
A great, informative tour followed by a tiring but rewarding climb of the Duomo. (Not for those with fears of heights or steep steps.) Our guide was great and helped us the entire way. The views from the Duomo are incredible.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Guide
Glenn_N
, May 2022
We got lots of good information that really enhanced the experience of being there. Bring able to skip lines is also a benefit. After this we prefer using a live guide instead of just following an audio.
star-5
the views from the top...
Ken_D
, May 2022
the views from the top were magnificent. The guide Brian was very good explained everything so that you could understand it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Art treasures
Frances_H
, May 2022
Loved Museum of the Opera! It was great to see all the beautiful art treasures. Guide was knowledgeable but a little lackluster.

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