- Frescoes inside the Dome
- Panoramic view of Florence
Enjoy our exclusive guided visit to the Dome of the Florence Cathedral.
The history of this monument 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.
Since then the Dome is a symbol of the Florentine Renaissance.
- Reserved ticket
- 1-hour and 15-minute tour with a licensed guide