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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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Admire the magical aerial panorama and learn the secrets of the Duomo from a different point of view. Enjoy an exclusive perspective: admire Florence panorama from the Duomoʼs 32 metres high terrace and climb up to the top of the Dome!
  • View the highlights and secret treasures of Florence’s Duomo in one tour
  • Guided skip-the-line tour with priority access to dome's panoramic views
  • Special access to off-limits rooftop north-side terrace and Circular Room
  • Hear fascinating insight on Brunelleschi's architectural wonder
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Florence's Duomo and skip the long lines for a guided cathedral interior tour. Admire high points including the frescoes by Vasari before a brief exterior view of the Baptistery, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower from the Piazza San Giovanni.

Continue the tour with a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata to view wooden models used by Brunelleschi to build the cathedral’s stunning dome.

Then climb the 153 steps to the rooftop north-side terrace, an area usually closed to the general public. Absorb the panoramas here and visit the Circular Room, another area that's usually off-limits. It's replete with 16th-century statues that once graced the Duomo’s facade.

The guided part of your tour ends here—enjoy priority access to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome, ascending 310 steps to stand at the top of the cupola for close-ups of the frescoes and 360-degree city views.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide... my entire family loved the historical facts that were shared and the guide’s energy!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I loved this tour; we were able to see all aspects of the Duomo from Crypt to the very top. Not all tours combine the full spectrum, so it was a unique experience! For those who could not walk all the way...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jennarrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Florence itself and the Duomo in particular and provided us a fantastic tours of the complex, explaining both the details of the Duomo today, but also how it appeared for many years before current state. She explained the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Had an amazing trip to the Duomo. It's an amazing experience. The cathedral itself and the views from the terraces are amazing. but a lot of climbing. Be prepared for it.

Thank travellerkannan
Reviewed 27 June 2019

our guide was very informative and the duomo is certainly stunning. It was wonderful to be able to skip the line and enjoy this private tour. We especially liked going up to the rooftop and then that last climb up to the top of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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21 May 2019|
Response from Wander817245 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can - my son went up to the top but I did not
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