Great tour Just the right length of time (2 hours) Visiting the terraces helps to break up the 463 step climb to the top Our guide Francesca was sensational. Great level of detail
Florence’s Duomo is one of the city’s best-known landmarks, and on this tour, you do more than just explore its interior and learn about its history—you also visit the cathedral’s lofty terraces, which have long been off-limits to the general public. Skip-the-line access means you won’t have to waste time battling crowds, and your guide will point out the many special artworks housed within its walls as you go.
This afternoon tour begins as you meet your guide at Florence’s centrally located Piazza della Repubblica. From there, it’s a speedy stroll to the Duomo. With its soaring dome designed by Brunelleschi and ornately painted walls, the cathedral is one of Florence’s most recognizable highlights.
With skip-the-line access, you head straight inside. Learn from your guide about the landmark’s history, and discover the masterworks within.
Next, head up the staircase and discover an area has been off-limits to most visitors for centuries: its terraces, which at more than 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground offer panoramic views overlooking the city. Take photos of the vista before climbing even higher to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.
The tour finishes inside the Duomo, though you can linger after its conclusion. Your ticket also grants you limited-time access to other Duomo complex sites, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry of San Giovanni.
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Booked two trips for the 8th August and unfortunately my partner was taken ill late on the 7th August - after the office had closed. We decided to see how he was in the morning and he was still unfit to take the two tours...More
An excellent opportunity for amazing views and lots of history. Be sure you are prepared. There are close to 500 steps all in very narrow and steep passageways. As mentioned by other reviewers, you must wear comfortable shoes and have plenty of water. This tour...More
Dear Mr Matthew K. , we are glad for the review you wrote, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and a reason of satisfaction when we read about our guests enjoyment on a tour of ours. We will also report this...More
This is a fabulous tour but first thing is first - make sure you bring a bottle of water, comfortable walking shoes and something to cover your shoulders and knees out of respect for the church. The day started out by meeting at the Florencetown...More
Dear Mel611j , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that you enjoyed our experiences so much to write this marvellous review. I am personally amazed to read what you have written, since you...More
This was our first trip to Italy (Rome, Florence, and Venice) so my husband and I did several tours... this was by far the best. Our tour, Sibille, was awesome! She was young and energetic and extremely knowledgeable about the Duomo, and Florence in general....More
Dear Rory C. , we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Duomo Sky Walk Tour, and that this experience managed to make you and your husband spend a lovely time! We will also report this message to the Sibilla, she will be happy...More