What To Expect
This exclusive tour begins with an evocative introduction movie, played in an ancient rectory private room, located in the Duomo square, it will follow a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and its panoramic north terrace, an exclusive place from where, those who wish, will have a priority access to the famous Brunelleschi's Dome.
The video introduction will allow you to go back over the history of Florence, the "Cradle of Renaissance", thanks to the exclusive images, showing how the city and its monuments have grown through the centuries, with a particular focus on the monuments making part of the Duomo complex. Avoiding the line you will enter, accompanied by a licensed English speaking guide, inside Santa Maria del Fiore, where you will discover the superb works of art preserved there, as Paolo Uccello's clock, Vasari's frescos and Bandinelli's marble choir.
Then, you will have the chance to get to one of the exclusive terraces of the Cathedral, where to enjoy your first-row position on the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi's Dome. From this breath-taking location, you will experience the incredible sensation of being able to "touch" part of the city center and admire the wonderful hills surrounding it.
At the end of the guided tour, you can continue your visit on your own, directly from the north terrace, without any additional queue, using your ticket to climb even higher, up to the magnificent Dome, where you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of Florence, from its highest location.
At the end of your visit, a few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be offered a delicious taste of Chianti wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar.
Your ticket is valid 24 hours and allows you to visit on your own other monuments at the Duomo Complex (Baptistery, Crypt of St. Reparata, Giotto's bell tower).
You may also add an option to this tour:
Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome Visit and Lunch
End your wonderful experience in the best way with a Tuscan lunch with drinks in an historic restaurant in the heart of the characteristic Medicean district, near the Cathedral square.
Guided Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral tour
Brunelleschi's Dome Visit
Wine, cheese, and balsamic vinegar tasting
24-hour entrance ticket to the baptistery, crypt of Santa Reparata, and Giotto's bell tower (Until 31 October 2016)
48-hour entrance ticket for the Duomo Complex Monuments (Starting 01 November 2016)
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge (lunch not included).
This tour takes approximately 2 hours long.
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3 hours and 30 minutes
2 hours and 30 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes