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Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven

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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.
You'll start at
Florencetown Tours & News Stand
Piazza della Repubblica, 17R, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyFLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND (kiosk next to the Apple store) Piazza della Repubblica (the Florencetown kiosk on the left of the APPLE STORE under the arches, corner with Via Pellicceria)
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    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
    The group will enter in the Duomo, then it will climb in order to reach the exclusive terraces first and then the very top of the Brunelleschi's Cupola
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You'll end at
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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  • Skip-the-line access means more time spent exploring the Duomo
  • Explore the Duomo’s terraces, which are normally off-limits to the public
  • Visit Brunelleschi’s dome—the Duomo’s highest vantage point
  • Learn more about the history of the Florentine landmark from your licensed guide
What to Expect
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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Departure Point
Florencetown Tours & News Stand, Piazza della Repubblica, 17R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Return Details
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • English speaking fully licensed Art & History guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral (skip the line)
  • Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
  • Climb on top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
  • Earphones for bigger groups
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
  • 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.
  • Included in the price of this tour, clients will have the opportunity to visit by themselves other locations of the Great Museum of Duomo Opera complex in the next 48 hours, like the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Opera del Duomo Museum.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153 and Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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Marco C wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions1 helpful vote
The view from the top of the Duomo is unforgettable, as are the 470 or so steps to get there! However, it is not for everyone - I was breathless when I reached the top - literally.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Cherry P wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Great way to learn about the Cathedral , Florence and it’s incredible history Our Guide Laura was wonderful , informative and friendly She was generous with her knowledge and the kclimb has three points where you take a break to see the ceiling frescoes inside the dome on the
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Jax wrote a review Nov 2019
Miami, Florida2 contributions
We enjoyed our tour guide Laura’s quirky personality and knowledge. The views from the top were spectacular.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Karen H wrote a review Nov 2019
Plano, Texas311 contributions49 helpful votes
What a great tour! We met at the starting location and headed over to the Duomo. We were allowed through the exit for our tour, which meant we skipped the line. Once inside we learned facts and history about the building, paintings, etc. Then we went up to the fist level (hard
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Date of experience: November 2019
Kmac wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Great time climbing the Duomo! Beautiful view of the entire city. If you are afraid of heights or claustrophobic - pass, otherwise get your exercise in on the climb to the top!
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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