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Florence Duomo, its Complex & Dome Climb: enjoy Florence from its highest point

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From € 75.00 69.00
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Follow your expert guide discovering Duomo Complex Monuments, first from outside, to admire the amazing architecture
  • Get a Direct and Dedicated Access to Florence Duomo!
  • Visit Florence Duomo, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the world
  • Reach the highest viewpoint in the city
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and its hills, getting lost in the panorama of the Tuscan countryside
  • An expert local Guide will always be at your side
  • Enjoy a small group monolingual tour
  • Your Ticket will be then valid 72 hours to visit on your own pace and inside, the other Duomo Complex Monuments: Baptistery; Opera del Duomo Museum; Giotto's Bell Tower; Crypt of Santa Reparata.
From: € 75.00
Duration: 2h
Start Time: 10:45 am
Season: from April to October
Meeting Point / Terminal: Caf Tour & Travel Agency, Via dei Tavolini, 15/red - 50122 Florence View meeting point with Google Maps - Caf Tour & Travel Agency

Start your visit with your local professional guide which will make you first discover all the Duomo Complex Monuments from outside in the Cathedral Square. Then by getting inside Florence Cathedral you will start a journey through history and art. You will walk down the elegant naves, walking on a precious inlaid marble floor. You will be amazed by the immense space and by the light that filters through the 44 windows, magnificently decorated by great artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea Del Castagno. You will discover the secrets about Paolo Uccello’s Clock and you will admire the internal surface of the Dome, entirely decorated by the biggest fresco of the world. The Dome is an absolute masterpiece of architecture of all time and the most characterizing monument of Florence skyline. It is able by itself to interpret all the fundamental attributes of Renaissance aesthetics: simplicity, elegance, harmony of proportions. The Dome is the expression of absolute beauty: it is covered with red terracotta tiles, it is divided in eight parts bordered by white ribs and surmounted by the white Carrara marble lantern. In 1420 the great architect Filippo Brunelleschi designed an innovative and brilliant structure with a double shell for this dome that is the biggest ever built in masonry. It is the highest panoramic spot in Florence: it has a total height of 117 meters and an external diameter of 55 meters and is therefore visible from 70 km away.

You have to climb 463 steps to get up there, but nothing can match the emotion you feel when you reach the top of such an iconic monument. You will look at the breathtaking view of the whole city and the hills and get lost in the endless panorama of the Tuscan countryside! During the ascent, you will also discover the magnificent frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari up close, which decorate the immense interior of the dome with their vivid colors: another privilege that you can only enjoy if you decide to make this climb. When you will see the images of the famous Dome in the future you can say “I’ve been up there!”.

Your Ticket will be then valid 72 hours to visit on your own pace and inside, the other Duomo Complex Monuments: Baptistery; Opera del Duomo Museum; Giotto's Bell Tower; Crypt of Santa Reparata.

 

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Guided Walking Tour of the Duomo Square
  • Direct and dedicated access to Florence Duomo
  • Local Professional Guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore - monolingual -tour
  • Florence Dome entrance fee with booking
  • Ticket valid 72 hours to visit the other Duomo Complex Monuments: Baptistery; Opera del Duomo Museum; Giotto's Bell Tower; Crypt of Santa Reparata

Mandatory:

Participants 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 had Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months

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
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