Il Duomo, or the Dome of Florence is a must-see on any visit to the Renaissance Pearl. It's been a fixture of the Florence skyline since 1436 and you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. Join us on this tour to the very peak of Florence as we climb up to the spectacular terraces of the cathedral without the hassle of waiting in lines.
Led by a locally licensed and English-speaking guide, our tour will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the history of Florence’s Duomo, Italy's best surviving Gothic cathedral. Your tour will bring you through the two shells that make up the dome where you can truly appreciate the work of Filippo Brunelleschi, the Renaissance architect who designed the dome. Along the way, you'll also enjoy breathtaking frescoes from Renaissance painters and stunning views of the city.
The views from the Duomo Terraces are something you won't soon forget. You'll be able to see all of Florence and in to the hills of Tuscany from the best perch in the city. Along the way, your guide will be there to answer all your questions and help with pictures as there will be plenty of photo opportunities!
The tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.
The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.
Yes, as an active place of worship, guests are required to have their shoulders and knees covered. It is sufficient to bring along a light scarf or cardigan and put them on prior to entering the holy areas. All guests are also required to remove hats and sunglasses when inside the Duomo.
We cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Bulky bags and backpacks are not allowed inside portions of this tour including the Dome. You are welcome to leave larger bags at our office where a member of our staff will keep a watchful eye over them, but please note that this tour will end at the Cathedral, which is a five minute's walk from our office.
We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour.
Due to the timed nature of our special access entry, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.
We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.
Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office free of cost. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.
In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.
Yes, reservations are required for all tours.
All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.
All guests must be at least 7 years of age or older to participate.
If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 334 548 0264 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.
Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.
For safety reasons, minors (anyone under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Please note all guests must be at least 7 years of age or older to participate.