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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: direct access at fixed times

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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: direct access at fixed times


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Take the opportunity to admire the important works of art that reside in the Opera Museum during a 1-hour guided tour and then skip the lines to climb the 463 steps to the top of Florence’s Dome at your own pace: marvel at the impressive view over the entire city and the Tuscan Hills, only a limited number of people per day is allowed! Finally, explore by yourself the whole Duomo Complex (Duomo Cathedral, Giotto Tower and the Baptistery) with your 72-hour valid ticket.

What you can expect

Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide in Piazza del Duomo, in front of the entrance of the Opera del Duomo Museum.


Let your guide introduce you to the history of the majestic Duomo Complex and discover important details about Florence. You will then enjoy a privileged access to the fascinating Opera del Duomo Museum, that hosts the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures in the world: it includes medieval and Renaissance artworks by the leading artists of the era, a treasure of over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history. Most of the masterpieces on display were specifically designed to adorn the interior or exterior of the Duomo monumental complex: the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Among the others, you will get to admire the Michelangelo’s Pietà, that the artist himself mutilated and left unfinished at his death and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, not to be missed!


Before parting ways with your guide, you will receive the tickets to admire the world-famous Brunelleschi’s Dome, the entrance is set at 11am! Enter and start climbing the 463 steps to the top of the dome, at your own pace. On your way up, you will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the walls of the Cupola very closely, while once on top you’ll remain speechless while admiring the incomparable panoramic views over Florence; the Cupola is the highest point in the city centre, you will even see the Tuscan Hills… Don’t miss this opportunity, only a limited number of people per day can climb to the Dome! Don’t forget to bring your camera!


Still not tired? Feel free to use your 72-hour valid ticket to explore the other parts of the wonderful Duomo monumental Complex, such as the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower and of course, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore!



  • Climb the Dome on your own at 11am thanks to reserved, skip-the-line tickets
  • While climbing, take to opportunity to observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco painted by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the cupola
  • Once on top, stay as long as you want to admire the panorama of the city and the Tuscan hills
  • Discover the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with the explanation of your guide (from the outside)
  • Admire masterworks by Michelangelo, Donatello and Ghiberti in the Opera del Duomo Museum with a professional, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets for the whole complex (valid for 72h) including Duomo Cathedral, bell tower (Giotto's Campanile), the Florence Baptistery
  • Radios and headsets to properly hear the guide during the tour (if more than 7 people)
  • Small-group tour
  • Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Opera del Duomo Museum (guided tour)
  • Duomo Monumental Complex (without guide, with 72-hour valid ticket)
The Dome climb is without guide and is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia;


Not wheelchair accessible;


It is extremely recommended to wear comfortable shoes. During hot days it is recommended to wear a sun hat;


Due to security measures at the Duomo Complex you will be admitted after metal detector. Additionally, strict rules apply to enter the church (no knives, no scissors, no glass bottles, etc.);


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