Museums

Brunelleschi's Dome and Duomo Complex guided tour

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Spend two hours visiting the monuments of the Cathedral Complex with an experienced guide
  • Climb up the world-famous Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower and enjoy the view from the top
  • See the original Gates of Paradise and other superb works of art in the Opera del Duomo Museum
What to expect

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, Brunelleschi's Dome, St. John's Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower are must-see sites in Florence. Admire the beautiful golden vault of the Baptistery and the original Gates of Paradise, see superb Renaissance works of art in the Opera del Duomo Museum, climb up the world-famous Dome and marvel at the sight of the entire Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore from above!

Spend two hours visiting the beautiful monuments of the Florence Cathedral Complex with an experienced guide, who will begin from the Baptistery and its famous golden vault decorated with Byzantine mosaics. Continue on to the Opera del Duomo Museum and see the original Gates of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance masterpieces.

Finally, get to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome to discover the mystery of this revolutionary 16th-century construction frescoed with wonderful paintings such as the famous Universal Judgment by Vasari. From the top of the Dome, you'll be introduced to the artistic beauties of the Cathedral, which you'll be able to admire from a privileged place away from the crowds below. You'll then have free time to explore the monuments on your own. Don't miss to climb Giotto's Bell Tower and enjoy an incomparable aerial view of Florence right from the city center!

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What's included
  • Reserved time slot to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Baptistery of San Giovanni
  • Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Experienced tour guide
Where

Porta della Mandorla, Piazza del Duomo 5, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the main door of the Cathedral.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the language of the tour with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
  • Given the many reservation requests for the Dome, last-minute bookings might not be confirmed by the agency and you'll get a full refund
  • The ticket includes all the monuments of the Cathedral Complex, which you can access once within 72 hours after the time booked for the guided tour
  • Access to the Cathedral requires suitable clothing: shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses are not allowed
  • Visitors are required to climb 464 steps to reach the Dome (no elevator)
  • You can visit Giotto's Bell Tower on your own after the tour. The ascent includes 414 steps (no elevator)
  • The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia
  • Please note: the guided tour might be provided in two languages
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When

From November to March:

  • Saturday at 11.00am
  • The tour is available in English and Spanish

From April to October:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.00am
  • The tour is available in English (every day), French (Monday), Spanish (Wednesday), German (Thursday) and Italian (Saturday)
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Provider
Made of Tuscany Tour Company
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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