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

YOUR TOUR MEETS AT OUR SHOP: Located at Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, 950122 Florence. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Piazza del Duomo , 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:  
Fat Tire Tours - Florence
This tour meets at our shop at 9/R Via dei Cimatori. Here you can check in, meet your guide and make use of the bathroom and wifi
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Marble Studio
Pass by the Marble Workshop where the stonemasons restore the famous statues of the Florence Cathedral
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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 and the see the various designs of the Dome in wood
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Skip-the-line entry to the Cathedral, a brief tour of the main hall - VIP access to visit one of the private terraces of the Cathedral, walk amongst the famous frescos and finally up to the "cupola" - the greatest view in Florence from the top of the Dome!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 7 years. Children under 7 y.o. are not allowed.
  • Good physical condition required
  • 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 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours Holdings LLC - Italy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 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
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb.
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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.

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  • "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

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Breathtaking
ashyclancy
, Aug 2022
Antonio was a fantastic tour guide, starting in the museum to see original doors from the duomo was amazing but nothing compared to the first peek you get of sky from the first climb, absolutely breathtaking, will remember this experience forever, if you are going to do any tour in Florence pick this one
star-5
It was wonderful to get...
Jeffrey_B
, Aug 2022
It was wonderful to get more information on the history of the Il Duomo. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks for a beautiful experience.
star-5
Climbing adventure in Florence
Glenn_G
, Aug 2022
A must do activity while in Florence. The climb is challenging but very doable. The views of Florence are spectacular.
star-5
Fantastic views. Don’t miss it!
Christine_F
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time with Guido. He was a great guide very knowledgeable and engaging. The duomo climb was completely worth it. We loved the view.
star-5
We loved it!
Amie_G
, Aug 2022
The climb to the top of the Duomo and the informative trip to museum. Our tour guide was wonderful and engaging
star-5
Highly recommend
Tracey_I
, Aug 2022
Knowable and personable tour guide! Views from the top wonderful. Climb not overwhelming as there is a stop 1/3 of the way.
star-5
A great Duomo experience
pmgove
, Aug 2022
Guido the very knowledgeable & personable guide. The Duomo museum treasures, the Dome ceiling & the long but satisfying climb to the top of the Dome.
star-5
Worth the climb
James_a
, Aug 2022
The entire experience with Veronica was ABSOLUTELY memorable- she took her time with the entire group making the climb to the very top (463 steps) she gave a great background to the story of the duomo and history surrounding it- I highly HIGHLY recommend using this tour to get an experience youll never forget
star-5
Great trip
Kate_R
, Aug 2022
Bought for my partner and he loved the trip. Not just beautiful sights but full of history too. Well worth a visit
star-5
Valentina was a...
Amanda_T
, Jul 2022
Valentina was a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide ! We enjoyed the the tour very much. Highly recommend. The private rooftop experience was unforgettable.
star-5
Very good guide who did the climb with us
David_F
, Jul 2022
Maya with Fat Tire Tours (they also have bicycle tours) was a good tour guide for the Florence Duomo rooftop walk and dome climb. Very knowledgeable of the history of the Duomo and provided some recommendations of where to go afterward.
star-5
A must do tour in Florence.
EkaterinaB
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed listening to the info by our knowledgeable guide Francesca about the history, architecture and the key figures involved in the project of Duomo. Loved the climb to the top and the views. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome climb up Brunelleschi's Dome Climb
Gregory_S
, Jul 2022
I really liked this tour. I thought our tour guide was very informative. I really enjoy hiking up to the Dome. The view was awesome and you get an awesome picture of the Duomo while you are up there. I would recommend this if you are the type of person that likes getting great city views.
star-5
I had to schedule this...
Carrie_K
, Jul 2022
I had to schedule this tour last minute because of a mix up on my side. There was only room for my 18 year old son. The tour company was so helpful. My son said the tour was fun and informative.
star-5
Informative and good pace.
Rafael_D
, Jul 2022
We were provided with ear buds and off we went to museum and duomo. The pace was great and the guide was helpful, answered all questions, and downloaded plenty of information throughout. Great views from the roof! No regrets and was good exercise to build up your appetite for a Firenze T-Bone. Put on your walking shoes, pay attention to the guide, and enjoy the tour.
star-5
Don't pass this up!
Jennifer_N
, Jul 2022
This was such an experience! Our tour guid was so informative and extremely nice! I recommend this for anyone who visits Florence!
star-5
Cristina was absolutely...
Kristi_D
, Jul 2022
Cristina was absolutely the best tour guide ever. She was patient with us climbing the dome and was so sweet. She needs a raise.
star-5
Excellent tour! Professional & Organized!
Janet_T
, Jul 2022
Thank you Christina for a wonderful tour! You made this experience for our family one to remember! From the moment we arrived to the final climb of the duomo, the experience was very well organized and we were in awe of Christina's extensive knowledge of the area and sights visited. We have two teenage sons that are still talking about the incredible tour. Thank you again Christina!
star-5
Great tour
David_W
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Guido, was a pleasure. The duomo was remarkable. Be prepared as this was somewhat physically demanding, particularly if the weather is warm, as it tends to be in Florence. 450+ steps to climb. Worth it but not for the faint of heart. Bring water.
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Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb
Charles_R
, Jul 2022
Great overall tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The climb seems like a lot for some but worth it in the end.
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