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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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US$ 72.08
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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- A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. - The use of masks is mandatory. Clients must bring their own mask. - Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print anything.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Florence’s Duomo has so many highlights and hidden corners that visiting it independently risks not seeing all its treasures. This all-encompassing tour lays its secrets bare without long waits in line. Enjoy skip-the-line access to tour the interior, visit terraces and rooms closed to the public, and savor the views from the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.
You'll start at
Piazza di San Giovanni, 7
Piazza di San Giovanni, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyPiazza San Giovanni, 7 (Duomo Complex Ticket Office)
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  • 1
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Piazza San Giovanni
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Crypt of Santa Reparata
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Cupola del Brunelleschi
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Piazza di San Giovanni, 7
Piazza di San Giovanni, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyPiazza San Giovanni, 7 (Duomo Complex Ticket Office)
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  • View the highlights and secret treasures of Florence’s Duomo in one tour
  • Guided skip-the-line tour with priority access to dome's panoramic views
  • Special access to off-limits rooftop north-side terrace and Circular Room
  • Hear fascinating insight on Brunelleschi's architectural wonder
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Florence's Duomo and skip the long lines for a guided cathedral interior tour. Admire high points including the frescoes by Vasari before a brief exterior view of the Baptistery, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower from the Piazza San Giovanni. Continue the tour with a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata to view wooden models used by Brunelleschi to build the cathedral’s stunning dome. Then climb the 153 steps to the rooftop north-side terrace, an area usually closed to the general public. Absorb the panoramas here and visit the Circular Room, another area that's usually off-limits. It's replete with 16th-century statues that once graced the Duomo’s facade. The guided part of your tour ends here—enjoy priority access to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome, ascending 310 steps to stand at the top of the cupola for close-ups of the frescoes and 360-degree city views.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza di San Giovanni, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
1–2 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line access to Florence Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral and exceptional opening of Duomo North terrace
  • Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Exclusive access to the central nave
  • Guided tour of the Crypt
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Entry/Admission - Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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rosebyanyothername wrote a review Feb 2020
Norfolk9 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful time views exceptional tour guide very knowledgable . Well worth a visit although all those steps nearly did not make it to the top but with a few stops along the way we made it right to the very top of the dome which had breathtaking views. Coming down was a
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Date of experience: February 2020
MikkyD wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Maria was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge and passion was conveyed in an engaging way. We learned so much and it was great to skip queues. The views of Florence were fantastic! Really worthwhile doing this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
clusazski wrote a review Dec 2019
UK11 contributions2 helpful votes
A very informative two hour guided tour and she had access to some areas that were not available to the public paying on the door. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: December 2019
Keith S wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Our excellent guide explained the way that the Cathedral had developed over the centuries very clearly, showing the different layers in the Crypt uncovered by archaeological excavations. The climb to the pathway over the West Front was worth it for the view, despite the rain!
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Date of experience: November 2019
binkerbean13 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio5 contributions
I was hesitant, with about 470 steps to climb, but it was so worth the effort. The view from the top is amazing, and the climb was memorable! (Not for you if you’re claustrophobic!)
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear client Thank you very much for your review! How not to agree, that Dome and that view are unique in the world and the experience itself... absolutely breathtaking :) Join us on our other tours anytime you will be back in Italy, we would be honored to show you more! All the best Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1–2 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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