Reservation Line Florence Cathedral and Duomo Climb Guided Tour

• Skip the notoriously long queues of the Cathedral of Florence
• Experience Florence's Duomo Square, the city's most iconic landmark
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Cathedral, Baptistery, and the Opera del Duomo Museum
• Benefit from a small-group walking tour around the Duomo Complex
• Climb to the top of the Cupola, the highest point in Florence
• Enjoy a panoramic spectacular view of the city

An amazing guided tour that focuses on the major religious monuments of art and history of the Duomo Square Florence. The tour will also provide a unique opportunity to Skip-The-Line of the world-famous Cathedral, of Florence.

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  • What's included :
    • Reservation Line To Cathedral.
    • Approximately two hour guide Tour inside the Cathedral and around the Duomo Square
    • One Hour Guided Tour to Cupola at the selected time at the reservation stage
    • Tickets and Reservations to the Cupola
    • Official professional local guide
    • Radios and headsets to hear the guides clearly
    • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off / Transportation to/from attractions / Food and drinks
    • Guided Tours to Bell Tower, Baptistery, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo.
    • Headphones will not be provided due to COVID-19 (We recommend to bring your own headphones)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

    Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in the world and in Florence is the most visited area of the city. From the point of the meeting, the guide will give an insight into the history of this marvelous piece of art standing right in front of you.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence Italy

    Initially, the guide will talk your way to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which commits to the conservation of the dome and other artworks of great masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Cambio, and many others. As you walk through the Piazza, you'll catch glimpses of the red dome that was completed in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi and was once known as the largest building in Medieval Europe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

    Your next stop will be the showpieces of the Florentine Gothic architecture, Giotto's Bell Tower standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore symbolizing the pride and wealth of Florence, with an introduction to the Belltower, commonly known as “campanile” the tour continues towards the most fascinating building with its very original green and white marble exterior.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

    The guide will introduce you to this masterpieces’ technical and artistic point of view of architecture while you stand across the empowering Gate of Paradise of Dome square of Florence. Afterward, you’ll move onto the most awaited part of the tour “Skip-The-Line” to the third largest Cathedral of the world.

    Inside the cathedral listen about the first designer Arnolfo di Cambio and his design of this largest church of Europe in the 15the century. As the guide gives an insight into the works of Arnolfo, the guide will unfold the story of how the work continued until the competition was held after the death of Arnolfo. As you wander around seeing the unique design of the cathedral the guide will talk you through the marble cladding and decorations, including the sculptures and paintings inside the cathedral for an in detail idea of this monument.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

    Finally, after an hour and a half tour around the Duomo Square, you’ll have the opportunity to join a guided tour to climb the most neglected yet the magnificent tower with a spectacular and a panoramic view of the Florence City. On your way up (and down) the tight corridors of the workmen who built the cathedral for maintenance, that never thought of as being open to the public, the guide will point out the Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) up close with an interesting explanation of the frescoes.

    Looking down at the base just above the drum, you'll see that Baccio d'Agnolo began adding a balcony in 1507 and how one of the eight sides were unfinished, there's a story behind it, the guide will reveal it to you on your way as to why the work was immediately halted, and to this day the other seven sides remain rough brick!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

    Once on the top of the Cupola, you’ll be enchanted from the gorgeous view of the Florence City in front of your eyes and the guide will talk about the art and history of the Cupola and also answer to any of your questions regarding Duomo Square.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Lindt Chocolate Shop Firenze Duomo, Piazza del Duomo, 15R, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • Respect the dress code: NO skimpy tops, spaghetti straps or bare midriffs are allowed inside.
    • Shorts and skirts should be knee length to cover the knees. Sleeveless or short-sleeved shirts are fine. If in doubt, carry a light shawl or long sleeve top to wrap around you when you go inside. Caps and hats should not be worn inside either.
    • You may risk refusal of entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements, in these situations a refund or reschedule of the tour will not be negotiable.
    • Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair and elevator accessible
    • Pets are not allowed
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Please note that this tour includes an exclusive fee to SKIP-THE-LINE (included in the price) to Cathedral entrance and the Reservations (included in the price) to Climb the Cupola.
    • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
    • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • The Cathedral & Duomo Square walking tour starts at 10:00 am and later in the afternoon guided tour to climb the Cupola starts as per the selected time at the reservation stage.
    • The tour is not recommended for participants with back problems, physically not fit to climb steps, pregnant women and suffering from vertigo, claustrophobia or heart problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Bring your own headphones
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Star Florence

Activity ID: V-73434P69

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