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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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Highlights
  • View the highlights and secret treasures of Florence’s Duomo in one tour
  • Guided skip-the-line tour with priority access to dome's panoramic views
  • Special access to off-limits rooftop north-side terrace and Circular Room
  • Hear fascinating insight on Brunelleschi's architectural wonder
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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
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Overview
Florence’s Duomo has so many highlights and hidden corners that visiting it independently risks not seeing all its treasures. This all-encompassing tour lays its secrets bare without long waits in line. Enjoy skip-the-line access to tour the interior, visit terraces and rooms closed to the public, and savor the views from the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Florence's Duomo and skip the long lines for a guided cathedral interior tour. Admire high points including the frescoes by Vasari before a brief exterior view of the Baptistery, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower from the Piazza San Giovanni.
Continue the tour with a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata to view wooden models used by Brunelleschi to build the cathedral’s stunning dome.
Then climb the 153 steps to the rooftop north-side terrace, an area usually closed to the general public. Absorb the panoramas here and visit the Circular Room, another area that's usually off-limits. It's replete with 16th-century statues that once graced the Duomo’s facade.
The guided part of your tour ends here—enjoy priority access to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome, ascending 310 steps to stand at the top of the cupola for close-ups of the frescoes and 360-degree city views.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour - lots of good info we wouldn’t have known otherwise and the chance to go on the terrace and climb to the top was really worth it! Definitely take this tour!

Thank ErinT477
CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your feedback, that means a lot to us :) We hope to have you on board again soon and show you more of our beautiful city and region! Take care Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff

Reviewed 5 April 2019

When visiting the Duomo you should do a tour. You skip the line and get much more insight in the Duomo and it's history (and that Noah did like his wines :) ). You come close to the Vasaris paintings go to the terasses where...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

Dear customer Thank you for your good review, we appreciate it a lot! We agree, this tour is a real must :) We would be happy to meet you again and welcome you on another of our tours in the future! Kind regards Ciaoflorence Staff

Reviewed 4 April 2019

Everything on this tour was very nicely organised with a very well-informed guide who is long-connected with the cathedral and he really added a lot to the tour which I hadn't expected to learn quite so much and enjoy so many anecdotes. The climax is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

Dear customer, A big thank you for your beautiful review and good description of the tour, that is really a must-do in town and we fully understand your enthusiasm for it :) Come back anytime to explore more and to live new experiences with us...More

Reviewed 31 March 2019

The tour to the Cathedral was amazing. We started outside where a brief explanation of the Baptistery and the Bell Tower was done. Then we headed inside and visit the Crypt, where we could see the old cathedral remains. The tour continued through the Cathedral...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Hello Thank you so much for your comment and for the lovely words, we really appeciate! We strongly hope to have you part of our tours again soon, take care. Kind Rergards Ciaoflorence Staff

Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

Visiting the Duomo with a guide is a complete different experience than doing by yourself; you will hear about the history and art inside the cathedral before going up to the terrace which is really unique. Then you can climb up and see the Brunelleschi’s...More

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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Hello Thanks for your sweet words, that makes us extremely happy to know how much you have enjoyed the tour! We hope to meet you again in the future! Best Regards Ciaoflorence Staff

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