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Duomo Florence Hours | Best Time To Visit, Mass Timings & More

Detailed Duomo Florence Hours

  • Florence Cathedral: Monday to Saturday between 10:15 AM to 3:45 PM with last admission at 3:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.
  • Dome: Monday to Friday between 8:15 AM to 7:30 PM. On Saturday between 8:15 AM and 5:15 PM and on Sunday, between 12:24 PM and 5:15 PM.
  • Giotto's Bell Tower: Daily, from 8:15 AM to 7:45 PM.
  • Duomo Museum: Open from 9 AM to 7:45 PM. Closed on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • Baptistery of San Giovanni: Daily, 8:30 AM to 7:45 PM.

Duomo Florence Mass Timings

Timings of Florence Duomo
  • Monday to Saturday: 8 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 5: 30 PM, and 6 PM
  • Sundays and Holidays: 9 AM, 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:15 PM and 6 PM.

Best Time to Visit The Florence Duomo

Best Time of the Year

The ideal time to visit the Duomo of Florence is between April and September. During this time of year, the city experiences a drop in temperature, and it is often pleasant throughout the day. Planning your visit in early April or late September can also spare you from the peak-season crowds.

Best Day of the Week

Traveling during peak season means battling swarms of tourists during your visit to the Duomo. Instead, pick a weekday or mid-week to plan your visit. Weekdays ensure little to no crowd during your visit and also allow enough time on the Dome.

Best Time of Day

Early in the morning, right after it opens, is usually the least crowded time to visit. This way, you'll have a better chance of enjoying the cathedral and its attractions without large crowds of tourists. Additionally, the lighting inside the cathedral can be particularly beautiful in the morning when the sun is rising, providing a lovely ambiance for your visit.

How Long Do you Need to Tour the Florence Duomo?

Timings of Florence Duomo

The amount of time needed to tour the Florence Duomo can vary depending on the visitor's interests and the level of detail they want to explore. However, on average, it takes about 2-3 hours to see the interior of the cathedral, climb to the top of the dome, and visit the baptistery and museum.

It's recommended to allocate more time if you plan on admiring the artwork in detail or taking a guided tour.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Duomo Florence Hours

What are Duomo Florence opening hours?

The Cathedral is open Monday to Saturday from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM and closed on Sundays. The Dome is open Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 7:30 PM, Saturday from 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM, and Sunday from 12:24 PM to 5:15 PM. Giotto's Bell Tower, the Duomo Museum, and Baptistery of San Giovanni are open daily from 8:15 AM, 9 AM and 8: 30 AM respectively, until 7:45 PM.

When is Duomo Florence closed?

Florence Cathedral is closed on Sundays, the Dome is closed on Sundays in the morning, and the Duomo Museum is closed on the first Tuesday of every month. The Giotto's Bell Tower and Baptistery of San Giovanni are open daily.

When are masses conducted at Duomo Florence?

The mass timings for Duomo Florence are 8 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 5:30 PM, and 6 PM from Monday to Saturday, and 9 AM, 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:15 PM, and 6 PM on Sundays and holidays.

What is the best time to visit Duomo Florence?

The best time to visit Duomo Florence is early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds.

What is the best time to visit Duomo Florence to avoid crowds?

The best time to visit Duomo Florence to avoid crowds is early in the morning, right when it opens.

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.

How much time do you need to explore Duomo Florence?

It depends on what you want to see and do. If you only want to visit the main cathedral and the museum, you could spend around 1-2 hours. To fully explore the entire complex, and climb the dome, it's recommended to set aside at least 2-3 hours.

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.

Is there an elevator to the top of Duomo Florence?

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

Can I visit Duomo Florence at night?

No, Duomo Florence is not open at night.