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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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Firenze, Italy
The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Unlock the secrets of Florence’s famous Duomo—an architectural marvel designed in the 15th century and the icon of the Renaissance city. Learn about the history of Brunelleschi’s red-roofed dome as you climb to its very top, stopping along the way to explore hidden terraces and chambers not open to the general public. Be rewarded by panoramic views of Florence. Skip-the-line admission includes a guided tour of the cathedral and crypt.
  • Guided tour of Florence's iconic Duomo
  • Learn the fascinating history behind Brunelleschi's architectural marvel
  • Climb to the very top of the dome to take in stunning panoramic views of the city below
  • Gain access to secret terraces and rooms not open to the general public
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Professional guide
Skip the line access to Florence Cathedral
Guided tour of the Cathedral and exceptional opening of Duomo North terrace
Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi's Dome
Exclusive access to the central nave
72 hour full-access to Duomo Complex: Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Via Camillo Cavour, 12 , Via Camillo Cavour, 12, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

CIAOFLORENCE SALES OFFICE - Ciao Florence Sales Office - Via Cavour, 36 RED

2:15 PM
Piazza di San Giovanni , Piazza di San Giovanni, Firenze FI, Italy

The tour will end on top of Cathedral secret terraces, in Piazza San Giovanni, Florence (Duomo Square)

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153 - Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310 from the Terraces
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "Note that if you are claustrophobic or terrified of heights, this might not be for you." See review
  • "Good day to do this is on Monday when most major musrr Er UK’s are closed" See review

Reviews

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star-4
Worth the time and money
Paul_L
, May 2022
Being able to stop on the terrace and get that view of the dome and the city was worth the price. Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice. The walk up the dome is a bit arduous but absolutely worth it. You can get the same tour without the guide and terrace visit for a lot cheaper, but you will wait in lines. The Pieta in the museum is stunning!
star-5
Such great panoramas!!
Tessa_D
, May 2022
The view from the top was great. Definitely don’t go up to the top of the dome if you are afraid of heights. Beautiful experience!
star-5
Wonderful Dome Tour!
Andrew_C
, May 2022
My husband and I loved this tour! Our guide was able to provide a lot of history about the Dome and cathedral, and he kept the information interesting and humorous. It was great to bypass the line and enter directly inside the cathedral without waiting. The climb to the top of the dome was our favorite part—The view is breathtaking and worth all the steps!
star-3
Duomo Tour
HEATHER_W
, Apr 2022
I enjoyed the Duomo tour; however, the tour guide left the tickets at the meeting spot so the tour felt a bit rushed and she was on her phone trying to coordinate the tickets several times throughout the tour.
star-2
Very disappointing and overpriced
gordon_H
, Apr 2022
Best part of this was skipping the line and access to the cupola. The guide, danielle, was awful. She clearly did not want to be there. She lacked basic information and provided nothing new or of interest. Absolutely nothing significant or detailed about brunelleschi’s architectural method or genius. I suspect that she is office staff replacing a scheduled guide. This was an expensive tour ticket and we expected much more.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Honeymoon Tour of the Duomo
Dan_C
, Apr 2022
We had a fantastic time on this tour - especially walking the balcony behind the locked gate. The Duomo itself is an incredible creation, and seeing it up close was very exciting.
star-4
Florence /Duomo
Artras_G
, Nov 2020
Visited in late August. Love Florence and love Duomo, not the first time visiting, although covid restricted access to few places from the complex but still was amazing experience and customer care was extremely helpful solving all the issues regarding it. 5 star customer service
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must-do in Florence!
Matt_M
, Jan 2020
Highly recommend! Our tour guide was absolutely awesome - she was extremely knowledgeable and helped to explain everything we didn’t understand. She was able to answer all of our questions and taught us a lot about Florence’s history - not just the Duomo. She took us to amazing sights in the complex that we would’ve missed otherwise. Was a major highlight of our entire Europe holiday!
star-5
Excellent
Mark T
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the this tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would certainly recommennd it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Spectacular building & guide
FarAway44433112103
, Oct 2019
The Duomo should not be missed on your tour of Florence and our tour guide was incredible. Her detailed explanation and stories gave the historic church life beyond its walls

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