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Florence Cathedral Guided Visit, its Terraces exclusive opening & Dome climb

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From € 75.00 69.00
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  • Let yourself be guided inside the amazing Florence Cathedral and explore the interior with a professional guide
  • Get a Direct Access to the Cathedral Terraces with the enjoyable presence of the Dome
  • Enjoy an Amazing View on the most famous Monuments and Buildings of Florence city centre
  • Climb higher up to the magnificent Dome to enjoy a spectacular 360° view of Florence
  • A small group will guarantee you a more intimate experience
From: € 75.00
Duration: 1h45 Approx.
Start Time: 10:30 am
Season: Starting from April 2022
Meeting Point / Terminal: Caf Tour & Travel Store & Welcome Point - via dei Tavolini 15 red - 50122 Firenze View meeting point with Google Maps - Caf Tour & Travel Agency

This exclusive tour begins with a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

Avoiding the line and accompanied by a licensed English-speaking guide you will get inside Florence Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures, you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves.  Lead by your expert Guide you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture.

Then, you will have the chance to get to one of the exclusive terraces of the Cathedral, where to enjoy your first-row position on the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi’s Dome. From this breath-taking location, you will experience the incredible sensation of being able to “touch” part of the city center and admire the wonderful hills surrounding it. At the end of the guided tour, you can continue your visit on your own, directly from the north terrace, without any additional queue, using your ticket to climb even higher, up to the magnificent Dome, where you can enjoy a spectacular 360° view of Florence, from its highest location.

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Local professional guide - monolingual Tour
  • Cathedral Terraces exclusive entrance
  • Direct access from the Terraces to Brunelleschi Dome


Mandatory to access to the Cathedral

Participants over 12 years old must present, together with the ID Card, their EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following:  to have received full vaccination; to have received first vaccination at least 15 days ago; to have had Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; to have a negative test made no more than 48 hours before the activity.

Those who will not present the required documents, will not be entitled to any refund

  • We suggest to wear comfortable shoes
  • Appropriate clothing is mandatory to visit places of worship: access to the Cathedral is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: It is forbidden entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses.
  • Access is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks.
  • Please note that this tour is not available for children 0-7 years old.
  • Children from 8 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Number of steps to reach the top of the Terrace 153 and from the Terrace to the Top of the Dome 310 = total of 463 steps

4.5 6 Reviews

Wonderful tour and wonderful view
Sam Charles, 02/2020
My family and I had a great experience with this tour. Our tour guide took us into the Duomo through a different door. She gave us many fascinating historical tidbits about the basilica and the construction of the Duomo. We climbed all the way to the top (not as arduous as I thought it would be) where we enjoyed a splendid panorama of Florence.
Cary Reiser, 02/2020
"Florence is incredibly crowed and this tour was a perfect way to see the amazing Cathedral without waiting in line. The view from the top of the Dome: simply breathtaking! Very knowledgeable guide enhanced our experienced. "
Impressive view!
Alicia Lee, 04/2019
Overall very interesting and attractive tour with our guide, a very nice and knowledgeable lady. If you want to climb the Dome you can not be claustrophobic but you have to be in health: it's a little challenge but the view from the terrace is impressive! Highly recommend this tour. Don't forget that the ticket is valid 72 hours for admission to the other monuments in the square and to the Opera del Duomo museum!
Muy bonita experiencia!
Robert Noriega, 09/2018
La terraza tiene una vista maravillosa! Tomamos un buen de fotos y pudimos acceder a la catedral sin esperar en la cola. Experiencia muy padre, gracias Caf! Saludos de México
Un'esperienza unica
Antonella Gualtieri, 07/2019
Un'esperienza unica, la vista dalla terrazza e dalla cupola meritano davvero tanto! La guida era molto preparata e gentile, e saltare la fila ha decisamente i suoi vantaggi. Grazie Caf!
You cannot miss this visit
Ashley Parkinson, 07/2019
Great tour, the guide was very nice and easy to follow, and the dome is grand. You cannot miss this visit!
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