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Florence: Climbing Tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Florence: Climbing Tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome

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From US$ 67.99 US$ 54.39 per person

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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Skip the ticket line
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Italian, German, Spanish, French, English, Russian, Portuguese
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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

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This is a very good tour. Relatively short, around 1 hour, which fit our schedule perfectly. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and took the opportunity to take some breaks from the climb to explain how the dome was built and the various elements of the Fresco on the ceiling. This tour didn’t include a tour of the cathedral, which suited us, as the Dome was what we were most interested in, but an extended tour is also available for those who want to cover both.

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February 25, 2022

Anna war eine sehr gut deutsch sprechende Führerin. Ihre Freude an der Materie war so ansteckend, dass man danach direkt die nächste Führung mit ihr machen möchte. Weiterhin war sich nicht zu schade, auch mal Wörter nachzufragen um weiter ihre Deutschkenntnisse zu verbessern. Ganz dickes Lob und es hat viel Spaß gemacht!

April 27, 2022


Unbelievable views of the beautiful city of Florence. Also we got to see the frescoes inside the dome, and learned about the history and architecture

April 11, 2022

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