The Cathedral of Florence is the heart of the old town and it is called Santa Maria del Fiore.  It is the biggest church in the city and throngs of people come every year to visit the interior and its famous dome and clock tower. You’ll have the chance to visit the Cathedral with an outstanding tour guide who will explain all the anecdotes and stories behind its construction - and you'll also visit the interior with your guide.  Admire all the masterpieces preserved there and learn about them from the guide.  The construction of the Cathedral began in the 13th Century began by Arnolfo di Cambio and was finished with the magnificent Dome created by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 1420s.  Following the guided tour, you'll also have the chance to discover the Dome on your own.  You’ll receive a combined ticket valid for 3 days that allows you to visit the Dome, Giotto’s Clocktower, St. Reparata Church, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and the Baptistery on your own.  

That means you can - if you wish - climb the 463 steps to the top of Brunelleschi's architectural masterpiece and enjoy an extraordinary view of Florence.  This exclusive Dome Experience includes reserved, skip-the-line access to Florence's famous Cupola - a true masterpiece of Renaissance engineering and architecture.  At the top of the cupola, the views of Florence will simply leave you speechless.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$69.31
Child Rate
(Ages 6-11):
$34.16
Child - Free
(Ages 5 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

75 minutes guided + time on your own
10:15 am - Monday through Saturday (March through December)
See Special Schedule Details. Check-in for the tour is 15 minutes before the tour departure time.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick-up; the meeting point in the Duomo Square will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Meeting points respecting minimum safety distances, equipped with sanitizing gel.
  • Group vehicles (coaches, minivans, cars, etc. if included) undergo certified disinfection before each trip.  Tour operators can provide a video proving this each time a customer requires it.
  • Before accessing any vehicle, participants are invited to disinfect their hands with alcohol-based gel.  Each customer is given a protective ffp1 mask.
  • Some activities (consumption of food or beverages seated indoors, at museums of other places of culture or exhibitions) may only be available with certification of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or proof of a negative swab test no more than 48 hours before the activity.
  • All participants ages 12+ must present one of the following documents: a complete vaccination certificate; certificate attesting to the administration of the first dose of the vaccine, which took place at least 15 days prior to the activity; a confirmation of healing from Covid-19 within the last 6 months; or the negative result of a swab performed no more than 48 hours before the activity. Without the appropriate document, you will not be able to participate in the activity and no refund will be made.
  • All participants must bring a face mask and wear it throughout this tour - both the guided and unguided portions.

 

Special Schedule Details

  • This tour does not operate on religious holidays.

 

Important

  • During ordering, you will need to provide each person's full name (matching their legal ID) and each person's birth date. This information is required for purchasing your entrance tickets.
  • This tour is not suitable for persons in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. Climbing and descending stairs is required to participate in the guided tour.
  • To reach the top of the Dome, 463 steps are required.
  • No lifts or elevators are available.
  • The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia.

 

Dress Code

The Duomo has a strict but simple dress code policy:

  • Wear comfortable clothing - but shoulders, abdomen and knees must be covered at all times.
  • All guests must wear footwear at all times. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
  • The staff of the Duomo have the right to refuse admittance due to dress code violations.  No refunds will be issued if this occurs.

 

Included

  • Florence Cathedral guided tour in your choice of English, Italian or Spanish (you will designate your choice of language during ordering)
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Combined Entrance Ticket for visiting the Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Clock Tower, Baptistery, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and St. Reparata Church
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants during the guided tour

 

Not Included

  • Food or beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • Guided tour of monuments of Duomo Complex (you will visit the Dome, Bell Tower, St. Reparata's Church, Museum and Baptistery on your own with the entrance ticket provided)

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick-up; the meeting point in the Duomo Square will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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