Brunelleschi’s Dome Guided Tour

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    Italy Pass Tours

    At Italy Pass Tours we want you to love Florence and Rome as much as we do. We are a dynamic team of professional tour guides with passion and dedication for the art and culture of these two historic cities. Our tours are designed to deliver an unforgettable experience in Florence and Rome immersing you in the rich cultural heritage and making the best of your visit. Sights, accessible art + design, exceptional food and drinks, and beautiful weather – over 260 sunny days per year. We love it and want to share it with you!!

    • 1 Hour
    • Tuesday-Saturday
    • Florence

    The Florence Walking Tour lets you experience the best sights of Florence beginning at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) where you will learn about the dramatic and exciting story behind the architectural marvel of Brunelleschi’s Dome. From here you are off to see the picturesque streets of the historic center ending at the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno where golden dreams await.

    Meeting Location

    Meeting point 20 minutes prior to your tour time

    Lindt Chocolate shop, Piazza del duomo 15R Florence


    • Enjoy reserved access to the Duomo Cupola – one of the tallest vantage points of Florence and an icon of the city
    • With the help of a licensed guide, learn fascinating facts about the Duomo Cupola and climb to its top.
    • Small group size to ensure a private and engrossing experience
    • Enjoy unlimited time inside the Duomo and its museum after your 1-hour guided tour of the Cupola

    Price Includes

    • Reserved entry to the Duomo
    • 1-hour tour with a professional guide
    • Access to climbing the cupola
    • Audio headsets provided for groups of more than 6 persons

    Price Excludes

    • Guided tour of the Dome, Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower, and the museum

    What to Expect

    Witness the Glory of the Florence Duomo

    Visit the Florence Duomo and enjoy reserved access to the iconic Cupola on this 1-hour guided tour. Once you’ve met your guide, you will be led past the ticket line and the group will head straight for the Duomo Cupola. The climb to the Cupola and the unparalleled views of the city from the top are the highlights of this experience.

    Built by Filippo Brunelleschi, this red dome was the largest in the world in its time and soon became a symbol of Florence. Throughout your tour of the Duomo Cupola, you will be accompanied by a licensed English-speaking guide who will share fascinating insights about the Cupola, the Duomo and its jaw-dropping architecture. From your unique vantage point at the Cupola, you will be able to see the entire city of Florence. This trip to the top of the Duomo includes a 463-step climb to the top. On your way up, you will also get to marvel at the stunning Duomo interiors, including a chance to see Vasari’s Last Judgment up close.

    While inside the Cupola, your guide will also give you first-hand information about the Cathedral which you can easily spot from inside the Cupola or from the access entrance itself.

    After your guided tour of the Cupola, you are given free access to explore the Duomo at your own pace. The Duomo sits on the site of the 7th-century Church of Santa Reparata. This vast Gothic structure showcases the best of 13th and 15th-century architecture and took over 150 years to complete. A statue of each of the architects, Arnolfo di Cambio and Filippo Brunelleschi, can be found right outside the cathedral in admiration of their work


    Adults (above 5 years): 42 euro
    Infants (0-4): free