- 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 very peculiar. It started in 1418 when a contest to design the Dome was announced, 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 project had been considered absurd by many engineers, and the realization was indeed hard and with many obstacles, but not impossible.
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.Your guide will lead you on the way up to the Dome, explaining in detail the history and the legends of the story of the Dome, as well as the frescoes that make it truly inimitable. With the same ticket used for the guided tour, you will also have 72h to visit the Baptistery, the Bell Tower, and the Duomo.
THE BAPTISTERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 17/10 to 18/12 DUE TO RESTORATION WORKS.
- - Reserved ticket
- - 1-hour and 15-minute tour with a licensed guide