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Florence Cathedral Express Guided Tour

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Admire the incredible beauty of Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore on this comprehensive express guided tour. Optionally add on access to the Museum of Misericordia!

Highlights

  • Bypass queues at the famous Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and soak in the beauty of its 13th-century Gothic architecture.

  • Admire its iconic walls and artwork up-close as your expert guide tells you fascinating tales, anecdotes, and more. Try the audio guide app for further insights to Duomo Complex.

  • Watch out for Brunelleschi’s dome, and the enormous fresco under it painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari — The Last Judgement.

  • Upgrade your tickets to pay a visit to the Museum of Misericordia on your own time. See works by artists like Santi di Tito, Giovanni Antonio Sogliani, Dono Doni, and more.

  • Fun Fact: Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral features two domes. One on the outside and one on the inside, made of marble and sandstone with narrow stairs connecting the two.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • Skip the line entry to Florence Duomo

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Entry to the Museum of Misericordia (optional)

  • Multilingual audio guide for the Cathedral Complex (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower

  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum

  • Entry to San Giovanni Baptistery

  • Entry to the Secret Terraces

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and over 42 countries have loved this experience
Lorna Menzie

Lorna

4/5

Jul, 2024

Easy to meet guide who was lovely. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Packed a lot into our half hour but did not feel at all rushed. Really nice lady. Only seven of us so easy to hear and felt private.
Amy Horan Nelson

Amy

5/5

Jun, 2024

Easy ticketing and pin drop of meeting location was helpful. Truly a skip the line experience (no wait to enter Cathedral). Express tour was a great balance of detail and speed so that it satisfied the museum/history buffs and those less interested. Great explanation of the clock and stories around the Gates of Paradise, two paintings, de Medici crest on the floor, and artists competing to build the dome. Brought the construction alive!
Nazneen Currimjee

Nazneen

5/5

Jun, 2024

We loved the tour . Our guide was knowledgeable, to the point and humorous . It was difficult to find the start of tour as no one was holding a flag and the tour operator was different!
Oxana Apteeva

Oxana

5/5

May, 2024

Nice guide and good explanation. Waited 30 min to enter Duomo. Actually you can enter free of charge even faster. Duomo entrance is free, just 20 min queue.
Hamilton Bora

Hamilton

4/5

May, 2024

The guide Andrea was great, she explained everything very well. On the way out we had to listen to the person who greeted us at the headout being very rude to Andrea, who didn't get upset, stayed calm and told him he didn't have to teach her her job.
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Explore A Revered Complex

Step into the awe-inspiring Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure trove of artistic wonders. Marvel at the elegant three naves, adorned with masterpieces like Bandinelli's marble choir and stunning stained-glass windows by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno.

Walk on a mesmerizing carpet of polychrome marbles and gaze up at Vasari's frescoed interior of the colossal Dome, a true marvel of Renaissance architecture. Choose between 3 languages for your guided tour.

Ticket Upgrades

Don't forget to visit the Museo della Misericordia next to the Cathedral, where you can admire works by renowned artists like Santi di Tito and Benedetto da Maiano. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Cathedral Square and its monuments from the museum's 4th floor, capturing memorable photos.

Immerse yourself in the history of the entire Duomo Monumental Complex using the multilingual app, which takes you through the history of the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, the Giotto Bell Tower, and the Baptistery.

Important Information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Please note that this ticket grants access to the Cathedral only, and does not include the Bell Tower, the Dome, the Baptistry, and the Terraces.

  • The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. Follow the instructions on your voucher to use it.

  • It is mandatory to arrive 30 minutes early at the meeting point because, before the visit, after receiving the entrance ticket, it is mandatory to deposit all the objects required by the Regulations and the following types of bags at the cloakroom (Piazza Duomo, 38/r): Backpacks of any bulk or size and any bag designed to be worn on the back; Bags, suitcases, parcels, bags and containers in general that exceed the dimensions of 35cm x 30cm x 15cm

  • Any object that, at the unquestionable judgment of the staff in charge of inspections, may be considered a danger to the integrity and security of the premises.

  • Baggage retrieval must take place at the end of the visit according to the scheduled time. The duration of the deposit cannot exceed the closing time of the cloakroom.

Restrictions

  • The following are not accepted at the baggage deposit: Money, jewelry, precious metals, documents, valuable objects, individual items of clothing, baggage weighing more than 25kg, baggage containing flammable, perishable, foul-smelling, or potentially dangerous materials.

  • Strict Dress Code: Shorts, skirts, hats, sleeveless shirts are not allowed inside the venue.

  • The following are not allowed on this tour: Pets, Large bags/luggage, Backpacks.

  • This experience is not accessible for wheelchair users or guests with mobility issues, back problems, or heart conditions.

  • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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