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Guided Tour of Duomo Monumental Complex with Duomo Museum
Florence, often referred to as “the birthplace of Renaissance” and “the Athens of the Middle Ages”, is one of the most charming, quaint, and picturesque cities in Italy. With art embedded in its every nook and corner, beautiful cobbled streets, Renaissance architecture, and charming small-town vibe, it is definitely one of Europe's most exquisite experiences. The capital of Tuscany is also home to some beautiful churches, including the ‘Duomo Di Firenze’ or the Florence Duomo.
The Florence Cathedral, renowned for its vastness, architecture, and timeless beauty, has a ton of history associated with it, making it one of the most popular and well-respected monuments in all of Italy. The Duomo is as emblematic of Florence as the Eiffel Tower is of Paris, so a trip to this city definitely warrants a visit to this magnificent masterpiece.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at Florence Duomo

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Florence Duomo authorities have enforced a couple of safety measures:
  • Visitors will have to wear a new social distancing device around their necks which alerts you when you come in close proximity of another person.
  • All visitors are advised to wear masks while visiting.

All Florence Duomo Ticket and Tour Options

With millions visiting the colossal Florence Cathedral every year, waiting lines can be hours long, and getting access could get quite cumbersome. It is therefore advised that you book your tickets/packages online before you reach the monument. Although access to certain attractions is limited post-Covid, tickets now on sale in quite a few variations. There are quite a few tickets to choose from; Florence Duomo Skip the Line tickets, Cupola Climb, Secret Terraces Access, and multi-attraction combo tickets.
Skip The Line Florence Duomo Tickets
Guided Tour of Florence Duomo
Florence Duomo Combos
With millions of tourists visiting the monumental Italian church every year, ticket queues and waiting lines tend to be really long and could setback your trip by hours, if not booked earlier. With Florence Duomo Skip the line tickets, you can beat the crowd and get direct access to the Santa Maria del Fiore and choose between its four crowing glories of the Duomo complex. Most Skip The Line tickets come with access to at least 4 attractions, more often than not giving you the opportunity to pick your favorite attractions while booking the ticket.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Witness the Duomo Complex: With skip the line tickets, you'll have the option to whizz past the ticket line and secure an early entrance to at least 4 other major attractions in the complex - Brunelleschi’s Dome, the hidden external terraces of the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, or a combination of the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Baptistery of Saint Giovanni.  
  • Fastest access to Florence Duomo: With Skip the Line Florence tickets, you can skip the long waiting times and head straight to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. This makes it the fastest way to gain entry to the monument. Depending on your package, you'll also be able to get priority access to some of the other major attractions in the complex. 
  • Optional Cupola Climb: Depending on your ticket, you’ll also be able to climb to the top of the cupola to get spectacular views of the city and pick up fascinating facts about the cupola's history.

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Whizz past long waiting lines and visit the Duomo, the majestic Renaissance basilica that towers over the city of Florence. Enjoy reserved access to the iconic Cupola on this guided tour. Climb to the Cupola and soak in the unparalleled views of the city from the top.
Get skip-the-line access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and explore the different crowing glories - Brunelleschi’s Dome, the hidden external terraces of the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, or a combination of the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Baptistery of Saint Giovanni.
Steeped in history, any trip to the Florence Duomo is incomplete without a walk through history. With guided tours of Florence's crown jewel, you'll become part of its history as you walk through the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. These reserved entry tickets will let you step into the building and experience the Duomo without any hassle. A professional guide and an audio headset will accompany you on your journey through time.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Reserved entry: With these tickets, you'll get special access that is reserved for pre-booked customers only. This will save you a tremendous amount of time as you skip past long waiting lines that could have set back your trip by hours.
  • Local guide: You’ll be joined by a professional guide who’ll accompany you as you explore the marvels of the Duomo complex. You'll also be given audio headsets so that you do not miss any detail of the history lessons given by the guide.
  • Small tour group: With a tour group of 20-25 guests or fewer, you'll get an almost exclusive guided tour of the Florence Duomo, its beautiful interiors and its various other attractions.

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Admire the incredible beauty of Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore on this comprehensive guided tour and save hours of waiting time with these reserved entry tickets. Learn about the history of this monument and how it evolved over the centuries to become the crown jewel of Florence and Italy.
Explore Florence Cathedral, its terraces, and study the secrets behind its design from a professional guide. Avoid long ticket queues to get inside Santa Maria del Fiore and explore the magnificent works of art. Soak in the surreal panoramic views from multiple viewpoints on the secret terraces. Get a closer look at the ‘Cupola’, the masterpiece of Brunelleschi that remains unmatched in perfection.
Florence is home to some of the best pieces of art from the Italian Renaissance. With art and history at every turn, explore everything that Florence has to offer with these combo tickets that give you access to at least two or more major attractions in the city. These guided tours cover beautiful historical attractions like the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, and many of the city’s splendid outdoor attractions. It is the perfect choice for you if you're on a time-bound trip.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Unparalleled views of Florence: Explore close to all of the best historical sites in Florence in a single day. Tour the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, and Duomo and marvel at all the amazing masterpieces inside each of these treasure troves. Be a part of the city's history.
  • Skip the line at every attraction: With your skip-the-line access that comes bundled with your ticket, you'll not have to wait anywhere to gain entrance to any of the places included in your package. Save over 3 hours by choosing to book these skip the line tickets to whizz past all ticket/waiting queues.
  • Professional guide: You’ll be joined by a professional guide who’ll accompany you as you explore the marvels of the Duomo complex and its neighboring historical monuments. Art is often mysterious and hard to understand; your guide will help you understand the essence of artworks like Michelangelo’s David.

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Enjoy visits to a multitude of amazing sites across Florence in this full-day trip of the city. There is much to explore on this amazing tour that covers beautiful historical attractions like the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Duomo and many of the city’s splendid outdoor attractions.
Enjoy a lovely guided tour through Florence's finest, including two of its must-visit attractions at a go. Get skip-the-line access into the Accademia Gallery, an iconic Florence landmark with long waiting queues. Soak in history with the help of a professional guide who will tell you tales from the city's exquisite history.

Plan your Florence Duomo visit

Getting to Florence Duomo
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1. What are the opening hours of the Florence Duomo?
Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10 :00 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Sunday and public holidays: 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Dome is closed to the public on Sundays.
2. How long does it take to tour the Florence Duomo?
Exploring everything that the historical monument has to offer, including the Cupola and the Secret Terraces, will take you between 2 - 3 hours, depending on the attractions you choose to visit and spend time at.
1. How do I get to Florence Duomo by Train?
Florence Train Station is located about 800-900 meters from the Piazza del Duomo. From this station, it will take you roughly 10-minutes to reach the cathedral, on foot.
2. How do I get to Florence Duomo by car?
Since the Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the city, there are a number of paid-parking services and garages nearby. The closest car park is near the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station.
3. Can I get to Florence Duomo by bus?
To reach Florence Duomo, you have to take either one of the following and get down near the Piazza del Duomo;
Buses 2, 22, 6, C2
When is the best time of the year to visit the Florence Duomo?
The best time to visit Florence Duomo is between April and October. During these months, the complex sees significantly lesser crowds.
When is the best time of the day to visit the Florence Duomo?
The best time to visit Florence Duomo in Italy is when it opens in the morning, or right before it closes in the afternoon.

Explore Florence Duomo

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Florence Cathedral is a monument dedicated to the Virgin of the Flowers. Initially designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the construction of this church began in 1296. The cathedral took 140 years to complete and the project was worked on by a number of different architects such as Giotto di Bondone, Andrea Pisano, Alberto Arnoldi. However, none of them are as famous as Filippo Brunelleschi, a goldsmith, who won a design competition and was commissioned to design and construct the now world-famous dome of the church.


Initially, when Arnolfo di Cambio first began the project in 1296, it followed more of a Gothic style of architecture, with characteristics of Tuscan-style Romanesque architecture, as seen with the inlaid marble paneling. It wasn’t until Filippo Brunelleschi became part of the construction, that the new method and style - an ingenious and artistic combination of Gothic-style architecture and the principles of classic Roman architecture - was implemented and used.

Domes and Interiors

Filippo Brunelleschi proposed, with his design for the church, to create a self-supporting dome. His design involved creating two domes - an inner and outer dome, with the inner shell being self-supportive using masonry blocks, brickwork, and embedded chain supports. Ultimately, this dome set the tone for the new style, method, and spirit of scientific and aesthetic inquiry - the key feature of the Renaissance movement. The interiors of the cathedral are vast and breathtaking. From beautiful frescoes, paintings, statues, and stained glass designs to ornate doors and complex mosaics, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is truly an inspirational work of art, from both outside and in.

Giotto's Campanile

Part of the Piazza del Duomo is Giotto di Bondone’s beautiful bell tower, a prime example of Fiorentine Gothic Architecture. Standing atop the Giotto's Campanile gives breathtaking views of the city and the Piazza del Duomo, however, you do need to climb 414 steps to savour this delicious view.

Uffizi Florence

Perhaps the most famous and most visited building in all of Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. This museum houses one of the greatest art collections in the world and is a must-visit for all art-aficionados. Some of the paintings here include The Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto, Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello and countless others.

Florence Baptistery

One of Florence’s most important religious buildings, the Battistero di San Giovanni, is dedicated to the patron saint, John the Baptist. It is one of the oldest buildings in Italy and is constructed in the Tuscan-Romanesque style. The Florence Baptistery is especially renowned for its artistic east doors created by goldsmith Lorenzo Ghiberti, dubbed by the great Michelangelo as the “Gates of Paradise”.


1. Is there a ticket to visit the Duomo in Florence?
No! The entrance to the cathedral is free. But there is a ticket of EUR 22 that reserves you entry to the Duomo with a guided tour by an expert. Also inclusive of entry ticket to the Museo della Misericordia.
2. Is there a dress code for Duomo Florence?
Since it is a religious site, bare shoulder clothing, skirts, and shorts above knees, plunging necklines are not allowed. Sunglasses and hats must be removed before going in and you must avoid wearing flip flops or sandals to the site.
3. What are the facilities available inside Duomo Florence?
There is special access for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair services for cathedral and museums. There are also basic facilities like washrooms, coffee shops, ticket centers, and changing rooms before entering the cathedral.
4. Are there any new rules and regulations in light of the coronavirus crisis?
There are some basic regulations in place to fight the pandemic, including mandatory usage of masks. All visitors are required to wear a social distancing device around their necks to ensure everyone's safety.
5. Can I cancel/reschedule my Florence Duomo tickets?
Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Florence Duomo tickets up to 48 hours before the experience.
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