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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
US$80.60
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 (82)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days 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 1 week ago
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 6 days 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It’s a great view from the dome

There were lots of narrow winding steps so not for those that are claustrophobic or uncomfortable with heights. However the views of the city were wonderful, and the close up to the inside of the dome, where you are right next to the spectacular frescos...More

Thank phbperth
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Phbperth, Thank you for your review, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and to improve everybody's experiences. We are always open to both positive details and useful suggestions in order to guarantee a great time in this wonderful city for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
"Brilliant view of Florence"

The tour was led by Valentina Gaudagni,who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.It was worth the cost to be able to access the terraces and take in the amazing vista.The ticket also allows entry to the Baptistry and belltower.More

Thank DAVIDRROWELL
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Davidrrowell, 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 share this feedback with Valentina, who will be proud of it for sure! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Duomo & terrace

The tour was led by an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and sweet tour guide. It was a hot day so climbing the narrow stairs was challenging but worth the views. The view from the terrace was great and so were the photos you can take of the...More

Thank Kim N
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kim N. , we are very happy to read that you enjoyed our tour of Florence Duomo, this is something we always appreciate! We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome you again in Florence, in order to spend another beautiful experience together....More

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Flavia P
September 29, 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
July 13, 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
June 26, 2018|
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Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
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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