Skip the line: Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Florence Duomo with a skip-the-line ticket, and enjoy exclusive access to the terraces for panoramic views of the city. After touring the cathedral, you’ll make your way up the staircase and along corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. Stand on the terraces as you learn about Brunelleschi, the dome’s architect, then continue to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, if you wish. Upgrade to be among the first visitors of the day inside the Duomo, exploring with the official key-bearer before it opens to the general public.
  • Tour of Florence Duomo and the terraces
  • Skip the main entrance lines with a fast-track ticket
  • See frescoes by Vasari and ascend Brunelleschi’s dome
  • Upgrade to open up the Duomo with the key-bearer—breakfast in a historic café included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Climb as high as you want on this special-access tour, from exclusive terraces to the very top of the Duomo.

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

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End point

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Meet your guide at Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica. With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, make your way past the general entrance lines outside Florence Duomo, and head inside the famous place of worship.

Also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo is one of the world’s largest churches. Hear fun facts about its history as you admire Paolo Uccello’s clock and frescoes by Giorgio Vasari.

Next, you’ll head up the staircase, making your way through corridors that have been off-limits to the public for centuries. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with views over the city from the terraces—more than 100 feet (32 meters) above ground level. Hear how Brunelleschi created the dome without the use of scaffolding, a feat that defied the traditional rules of architecture.

If you want to climb even higher, then head up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome. Your skip-the-line ticket gives you access to the vantage point at the highest level of the church.

Your tour finishes inside the church, but you can stay inside for longer if you like. Your ticket also grants access to the Great Museum of the Cathedral, Florence Baptistery, the Great Museum of the Duomo, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Attractions must be visited within 48 hours of your tour.

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

The group will enter in the Duomo, then it will climb in order to reach the exclusive terraces first (153 steps) and then the very top of the Brunelleschi's Cupola (310 steps).

1 hour 40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Cupola del Brunelleschi

climb the Dome and admire the breath taking panorma of Florence city center

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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.
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.

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Traveler Tips

Ensure you wear comfy shoes and bring water and even a fan for when you rest !
353 reviews
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Ciao Firenze
Erika_G, Mar 2023
I signed up my mom my daughter (12) and myself for the tour. My mom did not end up going because of her knee, and a good thing she didn’t. Going up the stairs was quite challenging, but totally worth the view. Going down the stairs was easy. The tour guide Francesca was great and knowledgeable of the city, Duomo and history. I would recommend.
A very difficult climb but worth it!
Kimberly_R, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was easy to find and represented her company in a professional manner. I think her name was Chiara. The tour was amazing but I wasn’t able to do the climb so my husband went up without me. It was breathtaking. This is the way to see the Florence Duomo! It’s amazing!!
Do it!
Kate_B, Mar 2023
Beautiful stunning day with Sarah. Really enjoyed the tour. Had been outside of this previously but hadn’t had the in depth enjoyment. It is hard for those with knee problems. My overweight husband wirh a torn meniscus wasn’t happy with me, but did it:)
100% worth it
Leah_F, Mar 2023
Maria Christina was an incredible guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and kind. Even though it was a windy day she made the tour educational and enjoyable.
Excellent tour of a gorgeous cathedral
Adam_F, Mar 2023
We ended up getting a private tour with Francesca, who was amazing and very knowledgeable! The Duomo is incredible. The views are breathtaking and our guide was great at pointing out landmarks and suggesting great places to explore.
Loved this tour
Lauren_M, Mar 2023
Tour was amazing, Lara had a great energy and knowledge. She was utterly fabulous. The duomo it’s self was amazing. Highly recommend
Francisca was our guide and was very knowledgeable of all aspects and history. She brought stories of history to life.
Jane_L, Mar 2023
The view from the top and the climb through the interior was a memorable experience through history! It’s a must do!
Excellent views from the...
Jennifer_A, Feb 2023
Excellent views from the top of Duomo! Tour guide very helpful and knowledgeable. Crowds weren’t bad at all.
I did not receive instructions where to meet a tour. We missed the tour and want a refund.
art, Feb 2023
Terrible! We were very disappointing that we could not take the tour as we had planned, and as we had paid for
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, thank you for your feedback which we appreciate very much. We are sorry that you didn't have the chance to partecipate to the experience. We never had this kind of issue you are mentioning when clients are booking directly with us, neither when they are booking through our partners. All our clients receive a complete information on date, starting time, meeting point place and time of the tour, and telephone number to call us in case of assistance needed. This information was also provided to all other customers booking through your same platform, who all were at the meeting point on time, and partecipated to the experience. If you didn't receive this information it might have gone in the spam folder or there might have been some kind of inconvenience which it is not depending on our professionalism, since you were the only booking not showing up for the day. We have also checked the voucher sent to you by Viator, and I see all the information clearly stated. Also, instead of asking for assistance on time, you've called us 15 minutes after the tour departure time, so that we didn't have the chance to assist you joining the tour. If you had called us on time, we would have assisted. In any case it is not our company which should be held responsible for you missing the tour, since on our side we did all we had to do to assure your partecipation to the experience. We remain at your disposal. Laura Cimino Booking Office Manager
Ciarra was a fantastic...
Ric_L, Feb 2023
Ciarra was a fantastic guide with good knowledge of the master Brunelleschi. Improvement could be Viator sign or something at meeting point.
A must do in Florence
Ross_B, Feb 2023
Incredible architecture and history behind the Duomo. Stefania was an incredible guide….passionate and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Completed with incredible views of Florence.
Great view from the top
Armando_B, Feb 2023
Chiara took us to an adventure and a work out inside the Duome. It’s not a joke that this is a work out due to the number of stairs to conquer the top. However, you won’t be disappointed.
TIMOTHY_C, Feb 2023
Dates were mixed up and they did nothing to help. They wouldn't even try to find any sort of resolution. End of day I felt scammed. I would not recomment trusting these people with your money.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Mr Timothy, thank you for your feedback which we appreciate very much, since it allows us to clarify some things. Date wasn't mixed...you just made a mistake and maybe you even took a look to the pre stay message that usually Viator send to all customers. You didn't show up at the tour so we had to cover tickets and guide expenses anyway. You asked for support and we offered a 15% discount to rebook the tour, but it wasn't enought for you as you didn't ask for a "sort of resolution", you expected a free resolution. I am sure that this was an unfortunate situation, and that if you'll have the chance to try our services soon, we'll show you the quality, professionalism and kindness listed by thousands of customers who left enthusiastic reviews on our page and expecially about the Duomo Skywalk. Kind regards, Towns of Italy Sales dpt
Go to top of Duomo with Sara!! A must do!!
Robin_T, Jan 2023
The tour with Sara is a must do!! She is a fabulous guide and has an amazing knowledge of everything Florence! You will learn so much. My Dad is 80 and she was very kind and gave him breaks if he needed them! Skip the line and go to top was amazing!!
Knowledgeable and Friendly Tour Guide.
Scott_W, Jan 2023
Maria was very friendly and informative. She was able to make the most of a very wet day for us. Something we very much appreciated. Would recommend to anyone with teenage children.
A “must do” in Florence
Adele_P, Jan 2023
Perfect tour to truly experience the Duomo! Our guide, Francesca Messina, is a treasure. Her knowledge of the architecture, art, and history made this tour even more special. The tour grants special access through a side entrance, avoiding the long lines at the main entrance. Tours like this are now the only way to access the terrace, a unique experience that should not be missed. Francesca kept everyone engaged and was able to answer all our questions. Once the climb to the top of the Duomo was completed, Francesca provided information on the major sites in the rest of the city, including Medici history and other ‘must visit’ locations. The cathedral is stunning but this tour, specifically Francesca, provides unique insights and facts that would require large amounts of research on your own. This approach enhances the experience and one’s appreciation of the Duomo and Florence in general. Thank you Francesca Messina for a perfect tour!
To the top of Florence
TeresaR, Jan 2023
We had a Wonderful guide. She gave us lots of great information and the views were spectacular! Worth the climb.
A Must In Florence
Tara_M, Jan 2023
This was a fabulous experience from start to finish. Getting to the top of the Duomo and seeing Florence from above was spectacular. The last flight of stairs was a little scary - but manageable and definitely worth it!! Don’t miss out!
Prettiest Church
McKenzie_F, Jan 2023
Francesca was a fabulous tour guide! She was so informative about the Duomo and Florence as a whole! We had four people in our group and it was perfect. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Florence! The microphone/headphones worked wonderfully as well!
I recommend it. It’s...
Isna_G, Jan 2023
I recommend it. It’s worth skipping the line, having access to the rooftop & seeing the view of Florence