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Duomo Florence hours | Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore opening, closing, & mass times

Today

Open 9:30 AM–6:30 PM

Last Admission

6 PM

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM–6:30 PM6:00 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM–6:30 PM6:00 PM
Thursday (Today)9:30 AM–6:30 PM6:00 PM
Friday9:30 AM–6:30 PM6:00 PM
Saturday9:30 AM–6:30 PM6:00 PM
SundayClosed
Duomo Florence Timings
  • Last admission to Cathedral: 3:30 pm
  • Closed on: Sunday, Christmas Day, Other key religious holidays like the Easter

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Tuesday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Wednesday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Thursday (Today)8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Friday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Saturday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
Sunday8:15 AM–6:45 PM
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing time
  • Closed on: Christmas, New Year's day, Easter, 8 September

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Tuesday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Wednesday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Thursday (Today)10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Friday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
Saturday10:15 AM–3:45 PM
SundayClosed



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Weekday vs Weekend

  • Florence Duomo tends to be busier on weekends, especially Saturdays, when both tourists and locals visit.
  • Weekdays, particularly mid-week, are generally less crowded, providing a more relaxed experience with shorter lines and fewer tourists.

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  • Peak season for Florence, is from April to September. During this time, the weather is pleasant, but attractions can be crowded, and prices may be higher.
  • For a more budget-friendly and less crowded experience, consider the off-season, particularly in early April or late September.
  • Winter months, from November to March, offer fewer tourists, lower prices, but cooler temperatures. Each season has its charm, and choosing depends on preferences for weather, budget, and crowd levels.

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Duomo Florence opening hours

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Duomo Florence mass schedule

Duomo Florence Mass schedule

Weekdays

Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 6:00 pm (English Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 pm, venue moved to Misericordia on the first Saturday of each month)

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Weekends

Sundays: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am (Gregorian chant), 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm (Vespers with chants at 5:30 pm)

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Frequently asked questions about Duomo Florence hours

What are Duomo Florence opening hours?

- Cathedral: Mon-Sat, 10:15 am - 4:45 pm; closed Sundays.
- Dome: Mon-Fri, 8:15 am - 7:30 pm; Sat, 8:15 am - 5:15 pm; Sun, 12:24 pm - 5:15 pm.
- Giotto's Bell Tower, Duomo Museum, and Baptistery of San Giovanni: Open daily from 8:15 am, 9 am, and 8:30 am respectively, until 7:45 pm:
- Crypt of Santa Reparata: Mon - Sat: 10:15 am - 4 pm Sun: 1:30 am - 4pm

When is Duomo Florence closed?

- Cathedral: Closed on Sundays.
- Dome: Closed Sunday mornings.
- Duomo Museum: Closed on the first Tuesday of every month.
- Giotto's Bell Tower and Baptistery: Open daily.

How much time is needed to explore Duomo Florence?

For a comprehensive visit to Florence Duomo, plan approximately 1-2 hours to explore the main cathedral and museum. If you intend to fully experience the complex, including climbing the dome, allocate at least 2-3 hours.

When are masses conducted at Duomo Florence?

The mass timings for Duomo Florence are:
Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 6:00 pm (English Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 pm, venue moved to Misericordia on the first Saturday of each month)
Sundays: 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:30 am (Gregorian chant), 12 pm, 6 pm (Vespers with chants at 5:30 pm)

How long does it take to climb to the top of Duomo Florence?

It takes about 463 steps to climb to the top of the Duomo Florence dome, and it can take around 30-45 minutes, depending on your pace.

What is the best time to visit Duomo Florence?

The best time to visit Duomo Florence is between April and September when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds. Weekdays, especially mid-week, are ideal for avoiding peak-season crowds. Early mornings, right after opening, offer the least crowded experience. Consider planning your visit in early April or late September for optimal conditions.

Can I visit Duomo Florence at night?

No, Duomo Florence and its attractions are not open for nighttime visits.

Is there a recommended time to arrive to avoid large crowds at the Duomo Florence?

To avoid large crowds at the Duomo Florence, it is recommended to arrive early in the morning, right after it opens. Early mornings, especially on weekdays, tend to have fewer visitors, allowing for a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Should I buy Duomo Florence tickets in advance?

It is highly recommended to buy Duomo Florence tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. This will help you avoid long queues and ensure that you get to visit the attractions on your preferred date and time.

Is there an elevator to the top of Duomo Florence?

No, there is no elevator to the top of the Duomo Florence. It is only accessible by climbing the stairs.

Does the timing vary by season or during holidays?

The timing at the Duomo Florence may vary by season and during holidays. It's important to note that the religious parts of the Duomo complex, such as the cathedral, may be closed or have shorter hours on religious holidays. It's advisable to check the specific schedule and plan accordingly based on the time of year and any upcoming holidays.

How much earlier do I have to arrive for my time slot?

To ensure a smooth experience, it's advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot for the Duomo Florence.

What happens if I am late for the tour?

If you're late, you might miss the tour, as they tend to start promptly. Latecomers may not be able to join the group or receive a refund. Aim to get to the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time so that even if you lose your way or face any delays, you’ll still have some buffer time. This way, you can make the most of your Duomo Florence experience.

Are the tickets timed?

While you do have the option to choose a particular time slot when booking the ticket, note that only the Dome has timed entry; apart from that, pretty much the whole complex has flexible timings.