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Guided Tours

Florence Cathedral Guided Tour with Optional Dome Climb

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€49.99
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1 hr. 19 min.
Guided Tour
  • Elevate your Florence experience on this guided tour of the entire Cathedral Square, with the privileged option to climb the cathedral's iconic dome.
  • You get the best of both worlds! The expertise of a guide through the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera Museum – and the freedom to explore each site yourself.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the square, from the octagonal San Giovanni's Baptistery to the vividly tiled Giotto's Bell Tower, on a tour in the language of your choice.
  • Marvel at the intricate details of the Florence Cathedral, from the stunning marble façade matching the tower, to the ornate frescoes inside.
  • Opt for Dome and Bell Tower access. Discover Brunelleschi’s intricate architecture and be met by sweeping views of Florentine landmarks, like Accademia Gallery.
  • Elevate your Florence experience on this guided tour of the entire Cathedral Square, with the privileged option to climb the cathedral's iconic dome.
  • You get the best of both worlds! The expertise of a guide through the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera Museum – and the freedom to explore each site yourself.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the square, from the octagonal San Giovanni's Baptistery to the vividly tiled Giotto's Bell Tower, on a tour in the language of your choice.
  • Marvel at the intricate details of the Florence Cathedral, from the stunning marble façade matching the tower, to the ornate frescoes inside.
  • Opt for Dome and Bell Tower access. Discover Brunelleschi’s intricate architecture and be met by sweeping views of Florentine landmarks, like Accademia Gallery.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Florence Cathedral Complex
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Tip: Arrive a little early to your guided tour of the Florence Duomo. This allows you to get acquainted with the meeting point, ensuring a stress-free start.
  • Dome access is so exclusive, even guides can't get in. Yep, you read that right! Dome access is just for the privileged few, so you'll be unaccompanied for that part of the tour.
  • This tour is not for the faint hearted. There are a whopping 463 steps to climb to reach the top of the Dome, and no elevator access. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Florence Cathedral Tickets with Optional Dome & Bell Tower Climb

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€15
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45 min. - 1 hr.
  • Get the flexibility to choose how you want to explore the Florence Cathedral Square with multiple ticket options. Tailor your visit to your preferences.
  • Uncover each site at your pace. Admire sculptures in the Opera Museum, marble mosaics in the Baptistery, and famous tombs in the Crypt of Santa Reparata.
  • With a ticket upgrade, you have the opportunity to climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, absorbing unparalleled vistas of Florence – an exclusive experience.
  • Yet another upgrade lets you ascend the dome of Brunelleschi, and get a closer look at the Last Judgement frescoes by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
  • Guess what? Tickets to the Opera Museum, Bell Tower and Baptistery all have extended validity. You can visit these sites up to 72 hours after your chosen date!
  • Get the flexibility to choose how you want to explore the Florence Cathedral Square with multiple ticket options. Tailor your visit to your preferences.
  • Uncover each site at your pace. Admire sculptures in the Opera Museum, marble mosaics in the Baptistery, and famous tombs in the Crypt of Santa Reparata.
  • With a ticket upgrade, you have the opportunity to climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, absorbing unparalleled vistas of Florence – an exclusive experience.
  • Yet another upgrade lets you ascend the dome of Brunelleschi, and get a closer look at the Last Judgement frescoes by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
  • Guess what? Tickets to the Opera Museum, Bell Tower and Baptistery all have extended validity. You can visit these sites up to 72 hours after your chosen date!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Exclusions

  • Tour guide
  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Tip: Inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, watch out for a unique mechanical fresco painted by Paolo Uccello, that tells time in the ‘Italic Hour’!
  • Please note that the Cathedral closes by 3:45 pm and remains closed on Sundays. Entry to the Cathedral is free of charge.
  • The Museum is closed on the first Tue of each month.
  • Access to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is free, without tickets but you will need to book tickets to enter other parks like the Crypt, Duomo Museum, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
  • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome, and 414 steps to the top of Giotto's Bell Tower, with no elevator access.
  • The Baptistery is presently undergoing restoration efforts to preserve and restore its vaulted mosaic artwork.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear, and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • Dome access is timed and must be visited on the date & time selected during checkout.
  • The tickets are valid for 3 consecutive days from the date of visit (inclusive of the purchase date).
  • The Dome & Bell Tower are not accessible for wheelchair users, guests with mobility issues, back problems, or heart conditions.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Florence Cathedral Express Guided Tour

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€12
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30 min. - 1 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
  • Short but sweet! A perfect way to efficiently cover the highlights of Florence. Uncover the history of one of Italy’s most iconic cathedrals in under 1 hour.
  • From the statues and mosaic tiles outside to the extensive frescoes inside, your guide will expertly narrate the Florence Cathedral’s story.
  • With a simple upgrade, visit the Museum of Misericordia – home to 7 centuries of archives, like Santi di Tito's manuscripts and 16th-century Archconfraternity statutes!
  • The right ticket option lets you dive deeper into the Cathedral Square and all its monuments using a multilingual audio guide.
  • Short but sweet! A perfect way to efficiently cover the highlights of Florence. Uncover the history of one of Italy’s most iconic cathedrals in under 1 hour.
  • From the statues and mosaic tiles outside to the extensive frescoes inside, your guide will expertly narrate the Florence Cathedral’s story.
  • With a simple upgrade, visit the Museum of Misericordia – home to 7 centuries of archives, like Santi di Tito's manuscripts and 16th-century Archconfraternity statutes!
  • The right ticket option lets you dive deeper into the Cathedral Square and all its monuments using a multilingual audio guide.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Expert local 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
  • Tip: Look up to the drum of the dome to see the gorgeous circular stained glass window Coronation of the Virgin, the only one visible from the nave of the Cathedral!
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The following are not allowed on this tour: Pets, Large bags/luggage, Backpacks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Florence Cathedral VIP Guided Tour with Dome Climb & Secret Terrace Visit

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€105
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1 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Looking for the VIP treatment? Stop the search. The most exclusive tour in Florence invites you to not just the Cathedral's iconic dome, but also its secret terrace!
  • Immerse yourself in the Florence Cathedral, from Bandinelli’s marble choir to Uccello's clock, as your guide reveals the captivating stories of its creation.
  • See the huge technicolor stained-glass occhi windows and Vasari's iconic Last Judgement frescoes up close as you climb Brunelleschi’s Dome.
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and gaze down into the interior of the Cathedral from its Secret Terrace, a 140-meter long balcony.
  • Looking for the VIP treatment? Stop the search. The most exclusive tour in Florence invites you to not just the Cathedral's iconic dome, but also its secret terrace!
  • Immerse yourself in the Florence Cathedral, from Bandinelli’s marble choir to Uccello's clock, as your guide reveals the captivating stories of its creation.
  • See the huge technicolor stained-glass occhi windows and Vasari's iconic Last Judgement frescoes up close as you climb Brunelleschi’s Dome.
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and gaze down into the interior of the Cathedral from its Secret Terrace, a 140-meter long balcony.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Secret Terrace with entry
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Expert local guide

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Entry to San Giovanni Baptistery
  • Tip: Make sure your camera is fully charged for this one! You'll experience some of the best panoramic views in Florence.
  • There's no elevator up to the top, so be prepared to climb those 463 steps to get to the dome!
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • Suffer from heart problems, vertigo, claustrophobia or reduced mobility? Maybe Dome access isn't for you. Why not check out an Express Guided Tour of Florence Cathedral without Dome access instead!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Accademia Gallery, Florence Cathedral & Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Tour

€146
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8 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Understand Florence's artistic gems as you visit 3 iconic sites with expert guides, enjoying skip-the-line access to the heart of the Renaissance.
  • At Accademia Gallery, see the exquisitely chiseled David by Michelangelo, and a treasury of musical instruments. Learn about the invention of the piano!
  • With exclusive guided entry to the Florence Cathedral, marvel at the world's largest masonry dome, and tread on a stunning multicolored marble floor.
  • Admire the many different forms and renditions of Venus at Uffizi Gallery, from ancient sculptures by Daedalsas to paintings by Sandro Boticelli.
  • Understand Florence's artistic gems as you visit 3 iconic sites with expert guides, enjoying skip-the-line access to the heart of the Renaissance.
  • At Accademia Gallery, see the exquisitely chiseled David by Michelangelo, and a treasury of musical instruments. Learn about the invention of the piano!
  • With exclusive guided entry to the Florence Cathedral, marvel at the world's largest masonry dome, and tread on a stunning multicolored marble floor.
  • Admire the many different forms and renditions of Venus at Uffizi Gallery, from ancient sculptures by Daedalsas to paintings by Sandro Boticelli.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of Uffizi Gallery with skip-the-line entry
  • 1-hour guided tour of Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-minute guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Tip: Why not refresh with a traditional sweet treat after or during your tour? Ask your guides to point out the best gelaterias nearby.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders is required inside the cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • Please note that the order of the visits may be subject to change.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Uffizi Gallery + Accademia Gallery + Florence Cathedral Square Tickets

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€63.96

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  • Unlock 3 of the city's artistic treasures with 1 combo ticket to Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, and the Cathedral Square at a discounted rate.
  • From the Renaissance classic Spring by Sandro Boticelli, to the gory Baroque depiction of Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi, find a wide range of art at Uffizi.
  • Explore the 7 halls of the Accademia Gallery, like the Gipsoteca, where you will find nuanced statues by maestros like Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni.
  • Discover Florence Cathedral, San Giovanni Baptistery, and the Opera Museum. Take the chance to climb Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome!
  • Unlock 3 of the city's artistic treasures with 1 combo ticket to Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, and the Cathedral Square at a discounted rate.
  • From the Renaissance classic Spring by Sandro Boticelli, to the gory Baroque depiction of Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi, find a wide range of art at Uffizi.
  • Explore the 7 halls of the Accademia Gallery, like the Gipsoteca, where you will find nuanced statues by maestros like Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni.
  • Discover Florence Cathedral, San Giovanni Baptistery, and the Opera Museum. Take the chance to climb Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Hosted entry to Accademia Gallery
  • Hosted entry to Uffizi Gallery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Tour guide
  • Tip: As you explore the Crypt of Santa Reparata, keep an eye on the floor! Don’t miss the majestic peacock and Solomonic knots among the geometric mosaics.
  • Due to security reasons, Accademia and Uffizi galleries can only accommodate a certain number of people at any given time. Depending on the crowd, you may be moved to a slightly earlier or later time slot upon arrival.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Walking Tours

Florence City Centre & Cathedral Walking Tour

€48
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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2 hr. 30 min. - 4 hr. 45 min.
Guided Tour
  • Stand out from the crowd on a small-group tour, and unravel the secrets of Florence’s historic center with an expert guide.
  • Gain insight on the ancient Medici family district, the gorgeous Fountain of Neptune, and finally, the massive interiors of Florence Cathedral.
  • After your tour, you're free to explore. With tickets to the Museum of Misericordia, see parcels of the past, from manuscripts to craft artifacts and coats of arms.
  • A close-knit group ensures a personal experience, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers as you tune into Florence's past.
  • Stand out from the crowd on a small-group tour, and unravel the secrets of Florence’s historic center with an expert guide.
  • Gain insight on the ancient Medici family district, the gorgeous Fountain of Neptune, and finally, the massive interiors of Florence Cathedral.
  • After your tour, you're free to explore. With tickets to the Museum of Misericordia, see parcels of the past, from manuscripts to craft artifacts and coats of arms.
  • A close-knit group ensures a personal experience, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers as you tune into Florence's past.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour of the Florence Historic Center
  • Expert local guide
  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to Misericordia Museum

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Medici District
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Straw Market
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Tip: Want to view the impressive street art of Florence? Consider visiting the Sottopasso delle Cure underpass.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Florence Cathedral Square 1-Hour Audio Guide

€7
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1 hr.
Audio Guide
  • In 1 hour, delve into the incredible architecture of the Florence Cathedral and Square with a multilingual audio guide.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of sites like Giotto’s Bell Tower, San Giovanni Baptistery, and Opera Museum in 9 language options.
  • Play, pause, and rewind as you please while admiring the matching polychrome marble façades of the bell tower, baptistery, and cathedral!
  • In 1 hour, delve into the incredible architecture of the Florence Cathedral and Square with a multilingual audio guide.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of sites like Giotto’s Bell Tower, San Giovanni Baptistery, and Opera Museum in 9 language options.
  • Play, pause, and rewind as you please while admiring the matching polychrome marble façades of the bell tower, baptistery, and cathedral!

Inclusions

  • Physical audio guide in 9 languages

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Tour guide
  • Tip: An oft-overlooked gem by Luca della Robbia lies above the Cathedral’s sacristy door – don't miss Resurrection, a striking tin-glazed terracotta with a blue background.
  • The audio guide is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Duomo Florence | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Iconic in every manner, the Duomo Florence, officially known as the Florence Cathedral or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, encompasses the Italian Renaissance within a single towering structure. Best known for its magnificent red dome, the cathedral was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi back in 1436 and dedicated to Saint Mary (Virgin of the Flowers).

Why Visit Duomo Florence?

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Things to know before visiting Duomo Florence Cathedral

Wondering how to ensure the best possible visit to Florence's iconic cathedral? Here are some handy tips and pointers to guide your decision:

  • Book online tickets: Booking tickets online saves you long hours otherwise spent in ticketing queues. Online tickets also give you options to visit other nearby tourist spots, grab discounts, etc.
  • Guided vs self-guided tours: Guided tours are advised for those who want to discover the attraction in detail and understand its historical significance. For a more relaxed experience, opt for self-guided or audioguided tours.
  • Consider the combos: If you're keen to visit landmarks beyond the Cathedral, combo tickets are your best friend. With a single ticket, gain access to nearby historic galleries like Accademia and Uffizi.
  • Small-group tours: For a more intimate experience, opt for walking small-group guided tours. Within this inclusive environment, find shared interests with fellow travelers.
  • Seek special access: Certain sections within the main attraction sometimes require special access. For instance, while entry to the Cathedral is free, climbing the dome is possible with a special access ticket. Hence, avail these tickets for a richer experience.
  • Check timings: Different complexes within the cathedral complex square open at different times. While the cathedral opens at 10:15 AM, the dome, bell tower, etc. open from 8:15 AM onwards. Check these details while planning your visit.
  • When to visit: Visiting early in the morning, especially during a weekday, is recommended to avoid tourist traffic.

Which Florence Cathedral Ticket Is Best For You?

The Florence Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Renaissance era, offers a plethora of ticket options tailored to the diverse interests of its visitors. Here's a guide to help you select the perfect ticket.

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Audioguide Tour of the Cathedral and Piazza Duomo in Florence

If you are on a budget

Go for: Audio guide tours
Duration: 1 hour
Guide: Multilingual audio guide
Dome Access: No
Florence Cathedral Square Access: Yes

  • Enjoy the flexibility of playing, pausing, and rewinding as you explore the Florence Cathedral and Square at your own pace.
  • Detailed audio guide available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

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Florence Cathedral Secret Terrace

If you want to climb the dome

Go for: Dome tours
Duration: 1 Hr 20 mins - 1 Hr 30 mins
Guide: Expert local guide
Dome Access: Yes
Florence Cathedral Square Access: Optional

  • Experience the breathtaking views from Brunelleschi's iconic Dome.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral and the Secret Terrace depending on your ticket.

Recommended tours

Heart of Florence Walking Tour

If you want to explore in-depth

Go for: Cathedral Complex tours
Duration: 1 - 4.5 Hours
Guide: Expert local guide
Dome Access: Optional
Florence Cathedral Square Access: Yes

  • These tours offer a thorough exploration of the Florence Cathedral and its surrounding attractions, uncovering hidden gems and lesser-known facts.
  • The audio guide is available in 9 languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian whereas the Walking Tours are in English and Spanish.

Recommended Tours:

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If you want to explore Florence in detail

Go for: Combo Tickets
Duration: 2.5-4.5 hours
Guide: Expert local guide
Dome access: Depends on the tour
Florence Cathedral Square Access: Depends on the tour

  • Visit some of Florence's major landmarks such as the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery with these budget-friendly tickets.
  • Depending on the ticket you choose, you can enjoy skip-the-line access to the different attractions.

Recommended Tours

Discounted Florence Cathedral Tickets

  • Children under 7: Free
  • Students with valid ID: Reduced fees
  • Priests and religious individuals: Free
  • People with disabilities and their companions: Free
  • Licensed tour guides in Florence: Free with prescribed guidelines.

Cancelation Policy

Most Duomo Florence tickets can be canceled 24-72 hours before the experience begins. However, check your ticket for details at the time of booking for up to date information.

What to see inside the Florence Cathedral

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Paolo Uccello's Frescoes

Paolo Uccello's Frescoes

Paolo Uccello's brilliant frescoes are renowned for their intricate portrayal of geometric patterns and scenes from the Old Testament, particularly the "Noah's Ark" fresco.

Assumption of the Virgin

Assumption of the Virgin

Lorenzo Ghiberti's "The Assumption of the Virgin," a gilded bronze masterpiece, portrays the Virgin Mary ascending to heaven surrounded by a radiant ensemble of angels.

Marble Floor in Florence Duomo

Marble Floor

The marble floor inside the Duomo Florence Cathedral comprises over 40 panels, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments with intricate geometric motifs and heraldic symbols.

Plan Your Visit to the Florence Cathedral

Opening Hours
Mass
Location
Entrances
Facilities
Accessibility
Rules & Tips
Eat
Stay
Nearby
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The Florence Duomo Mass Schedule for those who would like to attend services:

  • On weekdays: 8 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 5:30 PM and 6 PM
  • Sundays & holidays: 9 AM, 10 AM, 10:30 OM, 5:15 PM, and 6 PM

Note: Entering the cathedral does not require registration and is free of cost.

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Wheelchairs in Florence Duomo
  • Ramps
  • Lifts
  • Wheelchairs available at entry point
  • Toilets
  • Service animals are permitted inside
  • Guided tactile visits for the blind and partially sighted
  • Multi-sensory video guide in Italian Sign Language
Sign language interpreter

There are a series of activities and projects undertaken by the management to make the cathedral more accessible to people with different kinds of need. They are listed below:

  • CoOPERAtivity programs are designed for people with Alzheimers or other types of dementia
  • Project Rifflesi is tailored for individuals with neurodevelopment disorders and find self-reflection/mutual cooperation challenging.
  • Blue Reflections, another project is aimed at building a community for people on the Autism spectrum.
  • The CONtact program is designed for those with psychopathological or medical disorders that cause cognitive, emotional, physical or social discomfort. CONtact is also suitable for their caregivers.
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There are are a few dining options available at a walking distance from the Cathedral:

  • Trattoria ZaZa: Enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine with a modern twist at this cozy and rustic restaurant located 600 m away.
  • La Ménagère: Located 450 m away, La Ménagère is a restaurant, café, flower shop and home decor store, that offers a menu of Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
  • Osteria de' Peccatori: This cozy and intimate restaurant located 450 m away serves seafood dishes with a Mediterranean touch, along with a selection of Tuscan wines.
  • All'Antico Vinaio : Located 600 m away, All'Antico Vinaio offers freshly made paninis.
  • Il Latini: This traditional Tuscan restaurant, located 700 m away, is known for its hearty, rustic cuisine and communal seating. Reservations are recommended.
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Budget: Hotel San Giovanni (190 m), Hotel Paris (450 m)

Mid-Range: Hotel Burchianti (450 m), Hotel Albani Firenze (850 m)

Luxury: Hotel Brunelleschi (150 m), Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (1.2 km)

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  • Uffizi Gallery: Most visited museum in Italy, the Uffizi is known for its impressive collection of Renaissance masterpieces.
  • Accademia Gallery: Home to Michelangelo's David and other classic art pieces, the Accademia Gallery is a must-visit in Florence.
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: One of the largest churches in the city, Basilica di Santa Croce is as the final resting place for many famous Florentines, including Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini.
  • Palazzo Pitti: A Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Pitti houses several museums and galleries.

Explore the Florence Cathedral Square Complex

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
Baptistery of St. John Florence
Crypt of Santa Reparata
Duomo Museum
Giotto's bell tower in Florence
Cathedral Terraces

Cathedral Terraces

The terraces of the Duomo Florence Cathedral offer a unique perspective of the city. After climbing to the top, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Florence.

Beyond the Duomo Florence Cathedral

Uffizi Gallery
Accademia Gallery
Medici Chapel

Frequently Asked Questions About Florence Cathedral Tickets

How much do Florence Cathedral tickets cost?

The entrance to the Florence Cathedral is free. While tours without an expert local guide can range from €7 - 15, guided tours typically start at €18. of the cathedral. Prices may further vary based on additional features like access to special areas like the dome, the terrace or even the other buildings that form a part of the Cathedral square.

How do I book tickets to the Florence Cathedral?

While entry to the main Florence Cathedral is free, for a richer experience, consider booking a guided tour with expert commentary. Some tickets also offer access to the dome and terrace, enhancing your visit. Tickets to the other attractions within the Cathedral Complex can be purchased online or on-site. Online booking is advised to skip lines, particularly during peak tourist periods.

Do I need tickets to enter the Duomo in Florence?

The Cathedral can be accessed for free, but tickets are required to go up to the Dome, the Bell Tower, and other landmarks within the Cathedral Complex. Tickets also need to be purchased if you'd like to avail guided tours, which are highly recommended.

Why should I book tickets online?

Booking online gives you benefits such as:
-Guaranteed entry: Entry is assured upon arrival, and you can enjoy a hassle-free visit
-Expert customer service: From the time of booking till the end of your visit, customer service professionals will assist you every step of the way
-Different ticket and tour options: Whether it is express, guided or combo tickets tours, there is something for everyone while visiting the Duomo Florence cathedral.
-Discounts & offers: By booking online, you can also avail of some of the best discounts and special offers not available at the ticket office.

What do Duomo Florence Cathedral tickets include?

Most Duomo Florence entry tickets give you access to the cathedral, the museum and the church of Santa Reparata. Entry to the bell tower and dome are optional. Some Duomo Florence tickets also include visits to nearby attractions like the Uffizi and Accademia galleries.

Are there discounted Duomo Florence Cathedral tickets?

Children under the age of 7 can enter free. Students of all ages (Italian and foreign) are eligible to enter at a reduced fee on production of a valid student ID. Priests, and religious men and women are allowed free entry. People with disabilities along with their companions are also liable for free entry upon consideration. Licensed tour guides operating in Florence can also enter free, if they adhere to the prescribed guidelines. Tourist guides with an effective group can gain free entry to the Bell Tower, the Museum, the Baptistery and the Crypt of Santa Reparata upon request.

What is the cancelation policy for Florence Cathedral tickets?

It depends on the Duomo Florence ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 24-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

Can I climb the Duomo dome?

Yes, guests can climb Duomo dome if their ticket offers this inclusion.

What is the best way to get to the Duomo Cathedral in Florence?

You can take a train or bus to the Piazza del Duomo, from there it’s a few minutes walking distance to the venue. If you prefer to drive, there are paid parking spots nearby like Park2Go and Garage Michelangelo.

Is there a dress code to visit the Duomo Florence?

While visiting the cathedral, visitors are required to dress modestly. Sleeveless tops, shorts, and mini-skirts are not allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered.

How long does it take to explore the Duomo Florence Cathedral?

It usually takes about 1-2 hours to visit the cathedral, climb the dome, and explore the museum. If you'd like to spend more time at these sites or visit more nearby attractions, opt for guided tours or combo tours.