Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

From US$ 20.86 per person

Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 30 minutes - 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description

Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world.

The dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed and the cathedral complex itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.

Includes
  • Florence Duomo Complex entry ticket
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to Florence Baptistery

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The representative of our Agency will meet you in front of the Lindt chocolate shop, holding up a sign with the logo of Italy Pass Tours and GetYourGuide. You need to check-in and show your voucher.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1675 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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The Duomo is so beautiful and is an amazing piece of history to learn about the building of it and many years it took to get the top of the dome built. The artwork is just breathtaking and our tour guide did a great job explaining it all to us.

April 28, 2022

Far away from the hustle and bustle, we were expected and equipped with headphones. Girgiana welcomed us at "pole position" in front of the entrance to the cathedral and led us through the cathedral. So we didn't have to wait a minute and were the first to enter the ingenious building. Girgiana's knowledge was enormous, she knew the answer to all questions and pointed out things that cannot be read in any travel guide. The guide was in English and very cordial. Then we stayed in the cathedral and looked at everything again.

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April 23, 2022

The cathedral itself is a feast for the eyes, but if you are made aware of the details and get the background information about the construction and the circumstances at the time, it is simply an impressive experience. The tour was very well organized! Comes with earbuds to help with volume, great!!

April 14, 2022

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VA ID: 395853