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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 $79.71
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 (89)
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Reviewed yesterday
Excellent view of the inside of the dome and the Florence from the top

Excellent guide, well organised, easy to hear with the radio. Stunningly beautiful cathedral. First climb takes you inside the dome (same position as the whispering gallery in St. Pauls). Rather too much grill and fencing but good nonetheless. Final climb takes you to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Graham T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great access to all parts of the Duomo with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

Our guide was Francesca and she made the tour mighty enjoyable. She spoke perfect English, was enthusiastic and communicated her extensive knowledge in a way that made the subject so much fun. The tour of the terrace and the dome was magnificent with amazing views...More

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

Dear Mr. Jeffdee, 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. Francesca also will be happy to read this great feedback about her passion and professionalism We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worthwhile experience

This tour is well worth the price. Even in November, the lines at the Duomo are long. This tour lets you skip the lines and also offers a unique highlight in allowing access to the cathedral terrace. The view is uncrowded (unlike the very top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy P
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nancy P. , 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 both to positive details and useful suggestions coming from our guests, this is an effective way to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eefer2015
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 November 5, 2018 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 4 weeks 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

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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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