Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Skip the Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschis Dome Climb
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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 19 people for a more intimate experience
  • Avoid long wait times with Cupola Skip The Line Admission

What's Included

  • Expert Local guide
  • Skip-the-Line Duomo tickets
  • Guided tour of the terraces and dome
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral Museum
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

  • Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

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.

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Cupola del Brunelleschi

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 7 years. Children under 7 y.o. are not allowed. Children not included in the total number of people in the booking, will be denied access to the tour
  • Good physical condition required
  • Good walking shoes required
  • Most catholic churches in Italy require a dress code in order to enter. For The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, you are requested to be covered from shoulders to knees (shoulders, chest, stomach and thighs must be all covered by clothing) It is permissible to wear shorts, provided that they are long enough to cover your thighs and knees. You are also permitted to wear tank tops or spaghetti strap dresses, but you will need to bring with you a garment (shawl, jacket, cardigan) that can cover all the exposed parts between your shoulders and knees when you enter the building. Thank you for your understanding and if please contact us if you require further clarification.
  • The tickets included with your tour are valid for one-time entrance to every site of the Opera del Duomo complex (Museum, Bell Tower, Baptistery, Crypt). As part of the tour, you will enter the museum, private terraces and climb to the top of the dome. These sites will not be accessible a second time with the ticket that we provide. So, for example: If you wish to visit the museum again after the tour, you will need to independently purchase a new ticket. You can use the ticket provided to enter (one time per site) the remaining location: The Bell Tower, Baptistery and Cathedral Crypt. Post-tour the skip-the-line service is no longer guaranteed. Please show your ticket to the personnel at each site and they will indicate the first time slot available for you.
  • Our professional, licensed guide will give you all the context you need to fully appreciate the Renaissance masterpiece
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

Bring water, it is a long, hot hike in the summer.
It may be not suitable for those with bad legs on a tour that goes up about 400 to 500 stairs of Duomo.
Meeting spot a little off the beaten path so give time to find the location.


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Worth it
Elaine_W, Sep 2023
Francesca was an amazing guide. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about art history. It was worth the money 100%.
Duomo view of Florence!
Karherine_E, Sep 2023
Loved the opportunity to climb to the top of the historic Duomo! The guide provided just enough background without overdoing it.
Skip the Lines!
Jamie_A, Sep 2023
Always do a guided tour! You learn so much more and don't waste your time in lines! We loved Fat Tire. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable ❤️
Jennifer_L, Sep 2023
Unforgettable experience!! The views and the perspective you get from accessing the viewpoints included in this tour are amazing! Must do!
Anil_P, Sep 2023
Knowledgeable tour guide that knew the history of Firenze and the Duomo and communicated well to the tourists.
Incredible experience!! Must See
Jessica_B, Sep 2023
Absolutely incredible tour!! Eleonora is an outstanding tour guide with a lot of knowledge on the subject. 10/10!!
The guide - Veronica- was...
Steven_J, Sep 2023
The guide - Veronica- was fantastic- overall the experience was strong- however we were not allowed to go into the church as it was closed - this was both misleading and very disappointing!
Quite a hike but great vides!
Katherine_D, Sep 2023
The tour started off at the museum which gave a great overview of the history of the duomo and the construction. The climb was definitely worth it for the gorgeous views from the top and the terrace. Ticket also covers the inside of the duomo, the baptistery and the catacombs underneath which you can do on your own after. Definitely a must in Florence!
Lillian_C, Sep 2023
Our guide was amazing.. she was full of wonderful information and made the climb easy.. what a view from the top
What a view!
James_N, Sep 2023
Fantastic tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable. The climb to the top was certainly worth it. What a magnificent view of the city!
A unique perspective from the top!
Alan_G, Sep 2023
This is the only way to see the Dome. A great tour with a great guide. A bit exhausting on the way up, but there are stops along the way. Once at the top you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the city. These tours are limited so plan early. You'll feel like a VIP as most of the tourists never get to experience the Duomo in this way.
Great experience all round
James_L, Sep 2023
The view was amazing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We genuinely skipped all the lines at the 4pm tour. My wife and I highly recommend.
Duomo Climb Tour
Lora_B, Sep 2023
Our guide, Veronica was wonderful. Her energy and knowledge made the 464 step climb worth it! The time she spent reviewing the painting in the dome was so interesting.
This tour was awesome!...
Lisa_C, Sep 2023
This tour was awesome! Our guide, Helena, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Although the tour was about 2 1/2 hours long, it flew by.The museum was really good too ( a pleasant surprise!). The climb to the top is not easy ( over 450 steps) so wear your walking shoes!
Amazing views of Florence make the climb and descent completely worthwhile.
keith_w, Sep 2023
Our walking tour with Franceska began at the Fat Tire offices. During the short walk to the Duomo, we were exposed to some of the history and significance of the areas we were strolling through. Our fist stop was the museum on the Duomo plaza. Here we learned a great deal about the history of Florence and the construction of the Baptistry and Duomo. Once our climb to the top began, Franceska kept everyone's spirits high with more information about the construction of the church and dome - along with encouragement that the views are worth the climb. She was absolutely correct. Late afternoon views of Florence from the observation level are well worth the 463 step climb. I first visited Florence in 1989 and the dome climb was not an option then. It was an absolute thrill to do it this time around.
A walk through Florence's rich history
Austin_O, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed our tour of the Florence Duomo and the dome. We had a few elderly people and a pregnant woman in our group - our guide was understanding of their needs and took appropriate pauses throughout the tour for everyone to catch their breath. The tour was informative and the guide enthusiastically answered all of our questions. We couldn't stump her!
Amazing climb to the dome and view of Florence!
Laura_W, Sep 2023
The guide was very well spoken and provided just the right amount of detail about the museum, duomo, dome and Florence. The recorders functioned very well to allow you to hear the presentation. The climb to the dome and view of Florence was amazing.
Very well delivered tour.
Gail_S, Sep 2023
Guide was very knowledgeable and humorous, making for a relaxed, enjoyable and very interesting tour.
Awesome time
Jonathan_H, Sep 2023
The view from the dome is well worth the hike up. Really appreciated learning about the history on the way up.
Learning and beauty seen first hand
Starr_C, Sep 2023
Learning about the construction of the Duomo and the pride the Florentino have in their art. Excellent!!

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