DOME EXPERIENCE + DUOMO COMPLEX

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Highlights

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Baptistery
  • Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Skip the line for both cathedral and dome

Description

Enjoy our exclusive guided visit to the Brunelleschi's Dome and the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral.The history of the dome is ancient and peculiar.

It started in 1418, when a contest was announced for the ideal dome design, with a relevant prize of 200 gold florins and eternal fame for the winner. The leading architects of that age came to Florence and presented their ideas. Brunelleschi was the winner and Lorenzo Ghiberti was the co-superintendent.

The realisation was hard and with many obstacles. The project had been considered impossible by many engineers. On March 25 1436, for the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Eugenius IV and a group of cardinals and bishops consecrated the finished Cathedral.

The second part of the tour will let you discover the buildings that form the religious complex of the city: the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Opera del Duomo museum.

With our Certified Guide you will have the opportunity to admire, inside, the stunning Byzantine mosaics of the vault while, outside, the masterpiece by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the east door of the Baptistery, commonly called 'the Gate of Paradise'.

The guide will reveal to you the massive cathedral, the Duomo, S. Maria del Fiore. The final destination of the tour will take us to the museum of "Opera del Duomo" where you will admire up close works of high value from the artistic heritage of the religious complex; to be noted, along with others, "La Pietà" by Michelangelo.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • It is forbidden to enter in shorts or with uncovered shoulders;
  • Not allowed: pets, smoking, luggages or large bags;Visitors will need to climb 463 steps;
  • No elevators are available;
  • The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia;
  • The times of access to the monuments are subject to change due to extraordinary events and depend on the Opera del Duomo schedule;
  • The climb is not suitable for pregnant women.


PLEASE NOTE THE TIMETABLE FOR THIS TOUR:
  • 9,30am - Brunelleschi's Dome tour (meeting point: Porta della Mandorla, left side of the Duomo cathedral)
  • 11,30am - Duomo Complex Tour (meeting point: Duomo Square, in front of the Bigallo Museum)

Included

  • Guided tour of the Duomo Complex for 2hrs and 30 minutes
  • Guided tour of the Dome for 1h and 15 minutes
  • Earphones
  • Reserved tickets
  • Skip the Line entrance for dome and cathedral

Excluded

  • Extras

Starting Point

  • Brunelleschi's Dome tour: Porta della Mandorla, left side of the Duomo cathedral
  • Duomo Complex Tour: Duomo Square, in front of the Bigallo Museum

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  • I recommend this visit. Our guide was really knowledgeable and helpful. The impeccable organization! Well done!!

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    Anonymous
    17/10/21

    Our Guide Claudia was Best informed and answered all our questions with a good mixture of facts and stories. Thanks... read more

    Hans-Uwe Avatar
    Hans-Uwe
    01/10/21

    Climbing to the top was a unique experience! Especially if explained by an expert and precise guide like this one!

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    26/09/21
  • Perfectly organized tour, all beautiful and our. guide was very kind.

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    13/09/21

    Great. The guide MARIA CRISTINA really super. Really advisable experience: he also knew how to involve our two children, making... read more

    Gianmario Avatar
    Gianmario
    09/09/21

    Highly recommended. Probably stands and falls with the guide. Ours was very nice and good. The tour was unexpectedly even... read more

    Steffen Avatar
    Steffen
    01/09/21
  • Gaitano, nos encanto su descripción, todo magnífico, muchos detalles a parte y secretos. Solo puedo aconsejar esta gira muy emocionante... read more

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    28/08/21

    Recommended visit for those who are fit enough to climb that many steps, although as you are making stops at... read more

    Mercedes Avatar
    Mercedes
    02/08/21

    Amazing guide!! Stairs are killer though

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    31/07/21
  • Giacomo was our guide and we really liked him. He was very personable, great at remembering names and very knowledgeable.... read more

    Jane Avatar
    Jane
    09/07/21

    The visit is really worth it. Interesting and extraordinary.

    Giovanna Avatar
    Giovanna
    07/07/21

    Maria Cristina very good and available for further information.

    Roberto Avatar
    Roberto
    03/07/21
  • We had a private tour with Ilaria in English and it was absolutely wonderful !! Very informative and with a... read more

    Andrea Preeya Avatar
    Andrea Preeya
    29/06/21

    Our guide, Ilaria, a very well-trained girl illustrated the history of the Florence cathedral and the dome with simplicity and... read more

    Roberta Avatar
    Roberta
    21/06/21

    A very good guide illustrated and showed us the wonders of the dome, unfortunately the restrictions due to COVID-19 have... read more

    Annalisa Avatar
    Annalisa
    20/06/21
  • Very friendly and competent guide. Very punctual and very knowledgeable. 100 percent recommendation

    Walter Avatar
    Walter
    10/06/21

    Excellent.

    Dempsey Kin Avatar
    Dempsey Kin
    10/06/21

    Very nice activity and very knowledgeable guide! Overall I was satisfied!

    Laura Avatar
    Laura
    06/06/21
  • I think we all agree on the beauty of the dome. I dwell on the guide Mrs. Ilaria: very good,... read more

    Susi Avatar
    Susi
    24/05/21

    Guide with a lot of detailed knowledge and experience.

    Volkmar Avatar
    Volkmar
    05/11/20

    a wonderful experience, a wonderful view ... walking inside the dome .. amazing

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    20/10/20
  • Brunelleschi's dome absolutely to visit. Tour with guide well done even if it causes COVID the stay outside the dome... read more

    Lucia Grazia Avatar
    Lucia Grazia
    12/10/20

    Well worth the visit.

    Jill Avatar
    Jill
    09/10/20

    Natalia was perfect !!! Brunelleschi forever, but also Natalia forever!

    Jürg Avatar
    Jürg
    08/10/20
  • Entertaining tour, our guide Linda was very professional and was happy to answer our questions competently. A certain level of... read more

    Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous
    04/10/20

    Excellent! We were 22 minutes late ue to a train delay and our guide sweet talked the security to let... read more

    Jeff Avatar
    Jeff
    22/09/20

    The tour was very well timed. Not too long and very informative. The climb to the dome was at a... read more

    Nadine Avatar
    Nadine
    22/09/20
  • Everything ok, only need a little more time on top of the duomo.
    Guide was very enjoyable and toke care of...
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    Alfred Avatar
    Alfred
    04/09/20

    We essentially climed the dome of Florence. The view was just amazing. In my opinion it‘s a must for every... read more

    Petra Avatar
    Petra
    04/09/20

    Recomended

    Daan Avatar
    Daan
    28/08/20

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