Better known as the Duomo, the timeless masterpiece of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Firore has become the symbol of the city of Florence over the years.  You will skip the long lines at the entrance, which will save you precious time during your vacation!  Thus you will have more time to admire this architectural marvel of white and green marble dominated by the imposing Dome of Brunelleschi.

Once you have crossed the threshold, you will be delighted by the majesty of the three naves building: admire the interior of the church, illuminated by the light that passes the beautiful stained glass windows and the evocative rosette of the facade.  Your local guide will take you on a journey through time, to discover the history of the creation of the Duomo.  The stories will tell you about its origins as a small church of the seventh century and how it became the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter in Rome, and St. Paul in London.  The anecdotes of the innovative techniques used by Filippo Brunelleschi to build the Dome will leave you speechless.  You will also be amazed by Vasari and Zuccari's fresco, which represents The Last Judgment, and is the most extensive surface ever decorated with this painting technique.

Once the guided tour is over, you can stay inside the cathedral so you can continue admiring this beautiful construction at your own pace.  The Duomo is one of the monuments that you can not miss during your holidays in Florence, so let an expert local guide reveal the essence of this masterpiece to you!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Per Person, Ages 12+):
$26.02
Child Rate
(Per Person, Ages 0-11):
$15.21

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Tour / Activity Details

30 minutes guided tour + free time to explore on your own
12:15 pm - Monday through Saturday (April through October)
Also at 12:45 pm - Monday through Saturday (June through September)
Please see Special Schedule Details

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Hotel pick-up is NOT included; the meeting location in the Duomo Complex will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All tours comply with the Italian Government's directives for the containment regarding the spread of Covid-19, which are subject to change.

  • Showing your E-Ticket on your mobile phone will be sufficient; it is not necessary to print it out
  • People with respiratory pains or difficulties and a fever of over 37.5 Celsius (99.5 Fahrenheit) should stay at home and contact their doctor
  • People who are ordered to quarantine at home by authorities must follow the rules and do so
  • The use of masks is mandatory in all public indoor spaces; you must bring your own masks
  • People must allow one meter distance between individuals. Police will enforce this rule
  • Maintain frequent hand washing and other personal and public hygiene standards
  • Follow simple preventative measures to respect the health and safety of other citizens
  • At churches, museums and monuments, temperatures will be taken at the entrance to check for fever
  • Hand sanitizer will be available inside and outside of establishments 

 

Special Schedule Details

This tour does not operate on the Feast of St. John on June 24 or the Feast of Assumption on August 15.

 

Please Note

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo.
  • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo.

 

Dress Code

The Duomo has a strict but simple dress code policy:

  • Shoulders, abdomen and knees must be covered at all times.
  • All guests must wear footwear at all times.
  • Guests may not wear hats within the basilica.
  • The staff of the Duomo have the right to refuse admittance due to dress code violations.  No refunds will be issued if this occurs.

 

Included

  • Small group tour (fewer than 25 persons per tour)
  • Professional guide
  • Priority access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
  • Headphones for larger groups
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Misericordia di Firenze

 

Not Included

  • Optional guide gratuities

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Hotel pick-up is NOT included; the meeting location in the Duomo Complex will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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