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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

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  • 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the cathedral and dome in Florence
  • Climb into the iconic dome of the Florence Duomo to see its amazing construction
  • See Vasari frescoes and stained glass windows up close
Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour
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Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings with this 1.5-hour skip-the-line guided tour of the Duomo, including its famous dome. Climb to the top of the Cupola to enjoy spectacular views over Florence and to see Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.
What to Expect
Meet your guide outside the dome's entrance and bypass the often-long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

As you climb the 463 steps to the top of the cathedral's dome, learn about how the construction of the egg-shaped Cupola wasn't done until long after the cathedral was otherwise finished – leaving a gaping hole in the building for decades. Filippo Brunelleschi's revolutionary design for the dome within a dome is still widely revered among architects, and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed.

From inside the dome, enjoy a wonderful view of parts of the cathedral you don't normally get to see – including Vasari's 'Last Judgement' frescoes – as well as spectacular views outside the cathedral overlooking the historic city of Florence.

Climb back down from the dome with your guide for a brief guided visit inside the cathedral itself to conclude the tour. Admire its Gothic interior, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Brunelleschi.

Please note: Most of the time on this tour is spent in the dome (roughly 1 hour 15 minutes), with a 15-minute tour of the cathedral at the end. Your ticket allows you to stay in the cathedral after the tour concludes, and also gives you entry to the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (no skip-the-line access for those). There is no skip-the-line entry for the Duomo from November 1-March 31.
Reviews (57)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2018
You don't skip the line, you join the line.

We had a wonderful guide "Ricardo" who knows the Duomo and Florence as he is a native. Having read Brunelleschi's Dome, we knew a bit about it's history and construction, but seeing it in person is special. This tour was only about an Hour and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christiancs6264
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
I didn’t realise I had vertigo!

We decided to book this trip last minute and did it a couple of hours before we left Florence. Skip the line was fab and our tour guide Ricardo was lovely and very informative. I found the steps fine however I exercise 4 times per...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It was certainly well worth booking this tour online to skip the long queues. Our guide told us lots of interesting facts. The climb of 463 steps was well worth the climb to get the amazing views over the rooftops of Florence, with the surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joy J
Accord C, Booking department at ACCORD Innovative Tourist Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello Mr Joy, thank you! Read such a good review is a pleasure for us. The "Dome Experience Tour" is one of our bestsellers and we are happy you can confirm it. Hope to see you again joining our tours! Kind regards, ACCORD Team

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
The big climb

The tour to the top of the Cathedral, 463 steps, is well worth the challenge. My wife and I aren't exactly Spring chickens, plus 50 , but we made it to the top of the Duomo. Every step is worth the effort, and the views...More

Thank Lawrence S
Accord C, Booking department at ACCORD Innovative Tourist Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hello Mr Lawrence, thank you for your review! Climbing the Dome is an amazing experience, glad to read you enjoy our tour and our guide Francesca. Hope to see you again in Florence joining our tours. Kind regards, ACCORD Team

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Great Views of the City

Not for the faint of heart. Put on a good pair of shoes for the stair walk and narrow passages with the top portion almost a stair arrangement climb to the dome. 463 steps. Fear of heights you may not want to go. Views of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 123jeffrey
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14 September 2018|
Response from RMPurton | Reviewed this property |
I expect that it considered to be the summer but I suggest that you check with the tour provider as they can all have different interpretations of when winter starts. In any season it should be a great experience.