In this enthralling tour of the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, you’ll have the rare chance to climb to the very top of the tallest building in Florence!
Marvel at the vast size of the cathedral dome, a ground-breaking architectural project that required all the artistry and genius of architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi.
Feel as if you’re traveling back in time as you climb the very staircase used by Brunelleschi and admire the dome’s beautiful fresco depicting the Last Judgment.
Learn about the revolutionary techniques and tools used to build the dome and marvel at the tools in the Cathedral Museum, some of which are still in use today!
A special feature of this walking tour is that it includes skip-the-line access to the dome, so you don’t have to spend precious time waiting in a queue.
10 Jan - 20 Dec: Daily Except Sunday
2 hours 30 minutes
Start time: 1430h (2:30pm)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Please make your way to Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, Florence.
Directions from the Duomo Cathedral Square: If you are facing the front of the church, turn right on Via dei Calzaiuoli and walk straight on, turn left on the 4th cross street which is Via dei Cimatori.
Directions from Piazza della Signoria: face the statue of the man on horseback, on your left there is a "superflash bank" and "il cavallino" restaurant. Take that street (via delle Farine) and turn right onto the second cross street which is Via dei Cimatori.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Your guided tour ends inside the museum
Don’t forget to bring a camera! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for touring. Be prepared to climb over 400 steps in a narrow staircase.
Please call the activity operator on the number given on your booking voucher at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please arrive at the meeting point (the local tour operator’s office) at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to complete check-in formalities.
Before the tour starts, you will have to provide identification with the confirmation voucher.
The tour goes on rain or shine. In case of heavy rain, we might decide to stop the tour. Guest options on rainy days:
1. Proceed with the tour hoping for clearing, or
2. Fifty per cent refund for client cancellation, or
3. Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The rain check is a voucher given to the client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date.
Remember to bring ID proof.
See the Cancellation policy for this product