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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
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great tour, worth the hike

We had a great tour guide, Valentina Guadagni, who was exceptionally knowledgable about the Duomo. The long, narrow climb up is worth it for the beautiful views of Florence. Make sure everyone in your party has shoulders and knees covered as the tour starts in...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duomo tour of cathedral terraces

Fantastic informative tour of the Duomo and cathedral terraces. We had a small group with an informative guide Francesca who explained everything we wanted to know. There was ample time to explore and take in the breath-taking views . You need to be quite fit...More

Thank Christine S
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mrs. Christine S. , 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 Francesca managed to make you spend a great experience in this wonderful city. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
So happy we did this!

We had intended to just buy the regular skip the line tickets without a tour and ended up doing this because none of the times we wanted were availability. So glad we did. Valentina was an amazing tour guide! We didn't wait at all, we...More

Thank Michelle K
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. Michelle K. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that you enjoyed our experience so much to write this great review. I am personally amazed to read waht you have written,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florence Duomo Tour with FlorenceTown

Valentina took us on this tour and I must say we really visited some exclusive parts of the Duomo. It was interesting to see the Duomo and Florence from those angles and Valentina's clear & interesting narration greatly enhanced the experience! PS: dun turn up...More

Thank TKW123
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tkw123, 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 Valentina, she will be happy and proud of it for sure....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best way to see the big picture

Our guide Valentina expertly led our group through Il Duomo... and up onto the terraces and balcony and finally atop the dome. The views were spectacular, the histories were fascinating, and skipping the lengthy queues was worth it. Outstanding tour.More

Thank Patrick N
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Patrick N. , we are very happy to read that you joined our Duomo Sky Walk tour, and that you enjoyed so much you decided to write a review; this makes us proud! We Hope to have you soon on another of our...More

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