Florence: 1-Hour Cupola Dome Entry And Guided Tour_183570

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Florence: 1-Hour Cupola Dome Entry And Guided Tour

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1 hours
Starting point
Star Florence

Discover a spectacular viewpoint of Italy on this 1-hour tour of the Duomo. First, you will visit the Duomo and explore it from all the sides before entering for more exploration of the inside. Your guide will provide commentaries about the history of this Cathedral. Later, you will climb to the topmost part of the Cupola del Brunelleschi for a panoramic view of the city.

What to expect?


Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Florence, Tuscany

  • After seeing the Duomo from all sides and visiting the inside of the cathedral, all you need to do to complete the experience is a climb to the top of the cupola!

  • The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator). Your guide will talk you through all about how the Cupola was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi who won the competition for its commission in 1418.

  • The way up (and down) are basically tight corridors as the workmen who built the cathedral for maintenance, they were never thought of as being open to the public. On the interior of the dome, you can admire the Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) up close with an interesting explanation of the frescoes from your guide on your way up to the top.

  • Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see that Baccio d'Agnolo began adding a balcony in 1507 and how one of the eight sides were unfinished, there's a story behind it, your guide will reveal it to you on your way as to why the work was immediately halted, and to this day the other seven sides remain rough brick!

  • Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted from the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. Your guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer to any of your questions regarding Duomo.

What is included?

  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance Ticket with reservation (you can climb the Dome only with RESERVATION)
  • Entrance ticket to visit Crypt, Baptistery, BellTower & Museum of Florence Duomo on your own time
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunellesch

Is this experience for me?

  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No elevators
  • Pets are not allowed

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Overnight items
  • Passport/ID

Additional information

  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or 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
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Meeting Point

  • Arnold Coffee

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