Do this because
Avoid the long lines for the Cathedral of Florence and save time with priority entrance tickets
Discover the hidden secrets of this marvelous monument from a professional, local guide
Enjoy the personalized and exclusive attention that only a small-group tour can provide
What to expect
Discover everything about the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in the company of an expert guide. Better known as the Duomo, this timeless masterpiece has become the symbol of the city of Florence and Italy. You will skip the long lines at the entrance so you'll have more time to explore the interior of this stunning architectural marvel of white and green marble dominated by the imposing Dome by Brunelleschi.
Admire the grandiose design of the building illuminated by the light that passes through beautiful stained glass windows. Your guide will take you on a journey through time and make you discover the history of the creation of the Duomo: learn about its origins as a small church in the 7th century, and how it became the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London. Your guide will vividly recall stories of the innovative techniques used by Filippo Brunelleschi to build the ingenious Dome, which will leave you speechless.
You will also be mesmerized by Zuccari and Vasari's frescoes depicting The Last Judgment on the most extensive surface ever decorated with this painting technique. Thanks to a preferential route reserved exclusively for your group, you will have the privilege to access the area located below the Dome and marvel at the amazing fresco even closer. After the guided tour, you can stay inside the Cathedral as long as you'd like and continue the visit at your own pace.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
Professional tour guide
Priority access to the Cathedral
30-minute guided tour in a small group
Exclusive access to the area below the Dome
Entrance tickets to the Museo della Misericordia
Headphones for larger groups
Piazza del Duomo 19/20, 50122 Florence FI, Italy
Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Misericordia Museum. Please arrive 20 minutes in advance.
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Due to security controls at the entrance to the Cathedral, waiting time may be longer than expected
- Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities