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Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces

Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access means more time spent exploring the Duomo
  • Explore the Duomo’s terraces, which are normally off-limits to the public
  • Visit Brunelleschi’s dome—the Duomo’s highest vantage point
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Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces
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Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces
From US$80,18
Overview

Florence’s Duomo is one of the city’s best-known landmarks, and on this tour, you do more than just explore its interior and learn about its history—you also visit the cathedral’s lofty terraces, which have long been off-limits to the general public. Skip-the-line access means you won’t have to waste time battling crowds, and your guide will point out the many special artworks housed within its walls as you go.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour begins as you meet your guide at Florence’s centrally located Piazza della Repubblica. From there, it’s a speedy stroll to the Duomo. With its soaring dome designed by Brunelleschi and ornately painted walls, the cathedral is one of Florence’s most recognizable highlights.

With skip-the-line access, you head straight inside. Learn from your guide about the landmark’s history, and discover the masterworks within.

Next, head up the staircase and discover an area has been off-limits to most visitors for centuries: its terraces, which at more than 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground offer panoramic views overlooking the city. Take photos of the vista before climbing even higher to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.

The tour finishes inside the Duomo, though you can linger after its conclusion. Your ticket also grants you limited-time access to other Duomo complex sites, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry of San Giovanni.

Reviews (86)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of Duomo!

Francesca led us on a very informative tour of the Florence Duomo, including skywalk. She was so knowledgeable and her enthusiasm was evident. A lot of stairs to climb, but definitely worth it. Not having to wait in line was another big plus!More

Thank Eefer2015
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eefer2015, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and exceed the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
5/5 Tour

Great tour and guide, Francesca! Ability to skip line, & see panoramic view of Florence from top of the duomo was spectacular. Grandiose interior frescos & architecture just as impressive today as it was many years ago. Stairs aren’t terrible, but some ceilings are tight...More

Thank 256kyleg
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr. Kyle G. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We will also report this message to the guide who escorted you on the tour,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth paying for this

Had a lovely guide in Valentina Guadagni- you bypass the entry queue and your ticket allows you access to the Bell Tower and Baptistry any time in the following 72 hours . Try and climb the Bell Tower when bells due to ring: it was...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Worth it for the view

The view you get from this tour is amazing. You first head up to the roof and then even higher to the top of the dome and the view is just incredible. You also get a closer up view of the inside of the dome...More

Thank Zack W
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Zack W. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Awesome experience

The Duomo is exceptional- but having the exclusive entrance to actually climb the stairs and see the art up close (not to mention the panorama of the city from the top!) was truly amazing. Valentina Guadagni, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and made the...More

Thank Rebecca G
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. Rebecca G. , It is a real pleasure to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that our tour and guide Valentina managed to make you spend a great experience in this wonderful city. We hope...More

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Flavia P
29 September 2018|
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Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
Hi Flavia P. , These information can be provided better by Opera del Duomo Musei, the organization that cares about the duomo complex As a tour operator, Florencetown, can provide you with a regular Tour - the Duomo skywalk... More
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Edward M
13 July 2018|
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Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
Hi Edward M. , thank you for your question. The Florencetown tours & news stand is located in the Repubblica Square (Piazza della Repubblica) under the loggias, next to the apple store, in the heart of the city! Hope to... More
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Cycle2eat
27 June 2018|
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Hi Cycle2eat, Thank you for your question. This tour lasts for about 2 hours. Hope I have helped you. Thanks again, Thomas V.
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