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Firenze, Italy
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 and up to the terraces 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, the North Terrace, 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

Departure Point

Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Your tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, 950122 Florence. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Departure Time

1:45 PM

Return Details

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:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Learn about the construction of the Duomo, its architectonical style and the important events that happened inside there. Admire the Dome from a special point of view and the panorama over Florence. Climb to the top of the dome and hear about the construction of the Dome and admire the best panorama over the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
View the Duomo from the outside.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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.
Duration: 25 minutes
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 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy Segway Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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
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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
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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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274 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Frankly speaking I didn't...
Tomasz_B
, Sep 2021
Frankly speaking I didn't learn more that what I have already read in any Florence guidebooks. You can do the same tour by yourself - just buy the tickets to the Duomo, the museum which just behind it and a guidebook... and read! :)
star-3
Started out rough but finished excellently
Judi_P
, Sep 2021
It was impossible to find the meeting location. Nowhere in the booking information was there any mention of a tour company other than Viator. Fat Tire stouts was the operator. We ran all Over the center of the city trying to find the meeting point. A map, phone number and name of the tour company could have made this a 6 star adventure. Our guide, Andrea, was excellent. He had great delivery skills and was knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely would recommend to friends and family but suggest you do better with making sure your clients have all the needed information to make the experience amazing from beginning to end.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Judi, thank you for the kind words about Andrea and our tour to the top of the Cathedral. Here at Fat Tire Tours we are lucky to have the best guides in Florence and Andrea in particular is a master at bringing the history to life in a way that is fascinating for all ages and backgrounds. The meeting point address (2mins from the Cathedral) is listed on the voucher from Viator, and if you click into it, there is a map to our shop which is how all the other guests on the full-capacity tour found it ok and on time. I agree with you that it should be visible without a click, but that is not something that we can control. It seems that you felt that Viator did a poor job of displaying that info and as a consequence gave us 3 stars for a tour that you clearly loved. Now that you know where we are, please contact us directly if you would like to join another tour or if there is anything else that we can do to help make your stay in Florence fun and fulfilling!
star-5
It's fun at the top !
Humberto_M
, Sep 2021
Fun, informative, a bit challenging ( climbing to the top ) and well worth every step of the way. I recommend hydrating and training prior to climbing.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
star-5
Up the steps to the top
Philip_S
, Sep 2021
Superb trip although be prepared for the steps!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and I would highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Philip! We have the best guides in Florence, all specially trained to make sure your excitement-level can propel you up to the top of the Cathedral ;)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do if you enjoy a great view
Lizeth_A
, Sep 2021
Christina was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and high energy. We learned a lot and enjoyed the amazing view at the top!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Lizeth! The amount that Cristina knows about Florence is staggering, and her passion is obvious. We are lucky to have her on our fabulous team of amazing guides
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the effort
Karen_K
, Sep 2021
My tour guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. I’m glad I did this tour! It’s probably not for very tall people. The climb was very narrow in sections.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Karen!
star-5
Very knowledgeable friendly
Charles_D
, Sep 2021
Climb was adorable. Guidos knowledge of the whole building. His knowledge of the artwork. His great personality and professionalism.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Charles! We love Guido :)
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Katharine_T
, Sep 2021
Veronica was a such a fun and informative tour guide! Highly recommend but make sure to bring some water. The view from the top of dome is unbeatable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect!
solangeannoscia
, Aug 2021
The experience was perfect end to end! We were able to get into the museum and Duomo very quickly, the guide was so attentive and knowledgeable, I recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see and learn all about it!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the kind words Solange! We are happy when our guests are happy :)
star-5
Wonderful!
Kishan
, Aug 2021
Christina with Fat Tire Tours was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable and energetic. The climb to the dome is quite tiresome but she continued to speak and tour us without showing any fatigue. I would definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the kind words Kishan. I agree that Cristina is amazing and anything she doesn't know about Florence is not worth knowing!

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