Skip the line: Florence Duomo Cathedral small group guided tour

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Duration: 30 minutes

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Admire the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in the company of an expert guide. Better known as the Duomo, this timeless masterpiece has become the symbol of the city of Florence over the years. You will SKIP THE LONG LINES at the entrance, which will save you precious time during your vacation! Your local guide will take you on a JOURNEY THROUGH TIME to discover the history of the creation of the Duomo: learn about its origins as a VII century small church and how it became the THIRD LARGEST CATHEDRAL IN THE WORLD. The anecdotes of the innovative techniques used by Filippo Brunelleschi to build the Dome will leave you speechless. Thanks to a preferential route reserved exclusively for our group, you can access the area below the Dome, to admire closely Zuccari and VASARI’S FRESCOES depicting THE LAST JUDGMENT.
Once the guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral as long as you like so you can continue admiring this beautiful construction at your own pace.

What's Included

Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Misericordia di Firenze

Guided tour of 30 minutes in a small group (maximum 25 people)

Headphones for larger groups

Preferential route reserved exclusively for our group to access the area located below the Dome

Professional guide

Skip the line access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Florence requires an appropriate dress code. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Piazza San Giovanni
Meet your guide at Piazza San Giovanni 7, the ticket office right in front of the iconic Duomo Complex. As you stand below this grandiose building, prepare to discover the heart and soul of Florence! When your group has arrived, your guide will give you a short description of the exteriors of the Cathedral, including some background information about the architecture and its unique red and green colors. Skip the line passes are included in this tour, so quickly enter with your guide, pass through security, and you will be ready to discover the secrets of the Florence Duomo!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
After entering, your professional and local guide will lead you to the back of the Cathedral. You will learn about the history of the church in chronological order. Did you know that Santa Maria del Fiore was originally built over Roman ruins? Discover how this sacred space in Florence has evolved with the Florentine people over different eras of time. Although the Cathedral’s construction began before the Renaissance, Brunelleschi's iconic dome inspired architects and artists for generations following. Over a span of 142 years, the gigantic church and dome were perfected. Learn all about how the Duomo became united with the skyline of Florence, with its famous silhouette.
As your guide explains the history in a vivid, storytelling manner, you will learn about the famous works of art stored in the Cathedral.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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