Posted on 2020-02-24
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Florence Duomo: 1.5-hour Small Group Duomo Tour & Secret Terraces

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This Florence Duomo tour is a unique and exclusive way to admire the famous Duomo as never before. Admire the panorama of Florence from the Duomoʼs 32 meter high terraces, and then climb to the very top of the Dome! Don't miss the chance to take a closer look at the incredible Brunelleschi "Cupola" a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched and whose techniques of building are covered with a veil of mystery.

◾ Discover the secret terraces of the incredible Florence Cathedral, perfect for photo opportunities
◾ Access to the exclusive circular room and admire the restorers at work
◾ Skip the line to access Brunelleschi's Cupola
◾ Learn all about the history of the Cathedral from a passionate, art-loving local guide

About this experience

DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEETING POINT: Duomo Complex Ticket Office - Piazza San Giovanni, 7 (Duomo Square) - Next to Buca San Giovanni Restaurant
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
OPENING SEASON: All year round, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
WHO CAN COME: Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces tour is suitable for all. Not wheelchair accessible

What's included, what's not

✔ Small-group tour
✔ Professional guide
✔ Guided tour of the Cathedral with skip the line access
✔ Exclusive access to the central nave
✔ Exceptional opening of Duomo North terrace
✔ Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi's Cupola

Description - What to expect

This Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces tour is an unmissable opportunity to visit the top attraction of Florence. Skip the line, and then follow your professional guide inside the immense wonder of the majestic Cathedral. With the knowledge and guidance of a professional, learn all about the unique and beautiful Last Judgement frescoes of Vasari and Zuccari.

Then, climb the Northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, an intriguing walk through narrow, open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panorama from above Piazza del Duomo will take your breath away! This VIP exclusive tour of art and history will allow you to discover the hidden Duomo terraces, which the majority of tourists (as well as Florentines!) do not even know exist.

Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces tour will end in the exclusive circular room (accessible only by this tour!), where you will have the opportunity to see ancient statues which once stood in the façade of the Duomo. You will be amazed by the extensive restoration work taking place.

The exciting surprises of your tour are not over yet... Use your ticket to reach the top of the Cupola admiring the stunning Last Judgement frescoes up close. Then, after another short climb, finally enjoy the stunning 360° views of Florence from the top of the city!

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

◾ Entrance into the Duomo Cathedral requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
◾ Comfortable shoes are recommended
◾ Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153, Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310 steps