Private tour

1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

Activity provider: City Florence Tours
Private tour

1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

Activity provider: City Florence Tours

From US$ 207.30 per person

Skip the line and explore the Dome of the Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral on a private guided tour. Learn the history of the Dome and Duomo Complex while taking in views of the city of Florence below.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through express security check
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  • Get up close and experience Brunelleschi's Dome with a local guide
  • Explore the entire complex of the Duomo including the museum, Giotto's bell tower, the Baptistery, and the Crypts
  • Enjoy views of the Renaissance city from the Dome
  • Skip the lines with priority entrance tickets
Full description
Skip the lines and climb 463 steps to the top of Santa Maria Del Fiore's Cathedral to experience the architectural work of Filippo Brunelleschi up close. On this private guided tour, you will learn the history of this iconic monument, admire the many frescoes leading up to the top of the Dome, and marvel at the views of the Renaissance city below.  After touring the Dome, spend time enjoying the Duomo complex at your own pace with a full entry ticket valid during the 72 hours following the first visit. See why the Cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status and explore other historical landmarks such as the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Crypts of Santa Reparata.
  • Priority entrance ticket for the entire complex (valid 72 hours)
  • Private tour of the Dome
  • Reservation fees for the complex and the Dome
  • Radio headsets from groups of 3 people or more
  • Guide for the rest of the complex
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Please meet the private guide and collect your ticket at the City Florence Tours Office located at Via Dei Castellani 14 (or 18/red) and receive directions for your visit inside the complex of the Duomo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that the cathedral has a strict dress code. You may be refused entry if your shoulders and knees are not covered
  • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places. There is no elevator available
  • After the tour of the Dome, you will have to exit the cathedral. If you would like to revisit the cathedral after the tour, you will need to join the normal line. The entrance is free of charge
  • It may be necessary to pass through the security check
  • After the tour, please return your headset to the guide
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A big thank you to Ivano who made this visit unforgettable !! Goreti

September 21, 2020

Product ID: 367955