Guided tour

Florence: Climbing Tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome

Activity provider: Tours About
Guided tour

Florence: Climbing Tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome

Activity provider: Tours About
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Visit one of the most famous attractions in Florence – Brunelleschi’s Dome. With this tour, you get to climb to the highest point of the colossal cupola of Florence Cathedral – a symbol of the Renaissance.

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Duration 1 hour
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Private or small groups available


  • Explore the wonders of Brunelleschi’s Dome – the famous cupola of Florence Cathedral
  • Discover the treasures inside the Florence Cathedral
  • Climb all 463 stairs up Brunelleschi’s Dome and get an up-close view of Zuccari and Vasari’s Last Judgement – the most famous fresco in Florence
  • Visit the Duomo terrace for amazing views
  • Choose from either a shared or private guided experience
Full description
Skip the line with this tour of the Florence Cathedral and its famous cupola. Discover the history behind the Duomo of Florence, the Cupola, and Brunelleschi’s ahead-of-his-time innovations in engineering this 150 X 80 ft. wonder. An expert guide unveils the treasures within Florence Cathedral – works of art including Dante Before the City of Florence by Domenico di Michelino, Uccello’s famous clock, busts of Giotto and Brunelleschi, and decorative works by Donatello, Andrea del Castagno, and Gaddo Gaddi. Inside, discover one of the most elaborate stained-glass windows in Italy. As you climb all 463 steps to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, you’ll see another masterpiece close up – Zuccari and Vasari’s famous fresco. The day ends with panoramic views of Tuscany.
  • Expert tour guide
  • Priority entrance
  • Headsets
  • Entry to the Santa Maria del Fiore Complex, including the Bell Tower, Opera del Duomo Museum, Crypt of Santa Reparata, and Baptistery
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Cathedral has a strict dress code, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees
  • On days with bad weather, access to the dome may be denied for safety reasons
  • The Cathedral is closed for visitors on Sundays during worship and during religious celebrations
  • The Baptistery is undergoing important restoration works
  • The meeting time is subject to change. You will be notified by the activity provider via message or call
  • Individuals with disabilities and special needs should indicate their needs when making a booking
  • The monuments are closed on December, 25 January 1, and Easter
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 165 reviews

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Anna was great! Easy to meet up outside the chocolate store. Waited in line for a few minutes but Anna shared some history before we got in. whole tour to the top and down took about an hour and a half. Very awesome views, was worth the steps and you get to see the inside of the cathedral and the dome at a few points during the climb up. We didn’t do the other sections since we were short on time but highly recommend the Dome climb if also short on time.

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March 28, 2023

We looooved our climbing tour to the duomo and the duomo museum!!! It was fascinating to learn so much about the construction of the duomo, the renaissance and the pieces in the museum. Everything comes to lives when you know the story behind it. The best money and time we spent in Florence. And the view from the duomo is stunning. Also, for the people who are worried about the steps and feeling claustrophobic (I was) it’s totally great! Great ventilation and spacious. Also, the tour was greatly organized and Martina Arezzini, our guide, was incredible!!!

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March 28, 2023

We had a very knowledgeable yet fun and friendly guide, made the 463 steps to the top seem not so bad. The 360 degree views of Florence were amazing. Enjoyed leaning about the paintings inside the dome and seeing them from several different vantage points. Totally worth it!

March 28, 2023

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