Guided tour

Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

From $82.40 per person

Visit the Baptistery, Cathedral and Bell Tower at Florence's Duomo complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in panoramic views of the city from the Dome.

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Highlights
  • Explore the Duomo complex with a guide
  • Climb up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Discover the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Admire masterworks by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Ghiberti
  • Marvel at the largest brick dome ever constructed
Full description
Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.
Includes
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome guided tour
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      • Meet in front of David Statue in Piazza Signoria • look for the guide holding a blue flag with the words Florence and Global

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Passport or ID card for children

      Not allowed

      • Pets
      • Shorts
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts

      Know before you go

      • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places
      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.7 / 5

      based on 149 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.9/5
      • Value for money
        4.2/5
      • Service
        4.5/5
      • Organization
        4.2/5
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      It was a very good tour. Concise and a good summary of Florence history. Silvia was the tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and a very nice lady. She has good English and we could understand everything she said. Very happy with her and the tour. The only voice of caution is that the stairs to go to the top of the Dome is very demanding and a person in poor shape should make sure they can do it.

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      July 6, 2021

      Leonardo, yes Leonardo, was knowledgable and friendly. The explanation for the construction of the dome and history of the Duomo were thorough. Views from the top are not to be missed. Leonardo provided excellent suggestions for other don't miss sites, particularly the Duomo museum which is right on the square near the Duomo, contains many of the original works from the structure including one of Michaelangelo's Pietas, and does a great job of explaining the history of the Duomo.

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      November 10, 2019

      This was one of THE BEST tours we have ever been on. Our guide was passionate, extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience so amazing. The walk up was a hike but worth the effort. Views and history of the architecture were so unique and worth every 462 steps! Great job

      September 23, 2019

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