The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
from AUD $113.76
Admire the magical aerial panorama and learn the secrets of the Duomo from a different point of view. Enjoy an exclusive perspective: admire Florence panorama from the Duomoʼs 32 metres high terrace and climb up to the top of the Dome!
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In Brief

Firenze, Italy
1 to 2 hours
Monday, Tuesday, wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Follow our professional guides inside the immense wonders of the majestic Cathedral: avoid the queues with our exclusive pass and admire the unique frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza San Giovanni, 50123, Florence Italy

Home of the Duomo Complex, admire the Cathedral, the Baptitery, Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Crypt of Santa Reparata, Piazza Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Admire the ruins of the ancient Santa Reparata Church, the first settlement of Florence Catheral lying underneath the original floor of the Duomo

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

A masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched and whose techniques of building are covered with a veil of mystery. An unmissable opportunity to visit this top attraction of Florence which is often fully booked due to its unparalleled beauty and allure.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line access to Florence Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral and exceptional opening of Duomo North terrace
  • Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Exclusive access to the central nave
  • Guided tour of the Crypt
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Entry/Admission - Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Departure Point

Piazza di San Giovanni, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Highly recommend! Our tour guide was absolutely awesome - she was extremely knowledgeable and helped to explain everything we didn’t understand. She was able to answer all of our questions and taught us a lot about Florence’s history - not just the Duomo. She took us to amazing sights in the complex that we would’ve missed otherwise. Was a major highlight of our entire Europe holiday!
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
We really enjoyed the this tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would certainly recommennd it.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
The Duomo should not be missed on your tour of Florence and our tour guide was incredible. Her detailed explanation and stories gave the historic church life beyond its walls
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Maria was our tour guide on this trip. She was very informative and very entertaining. We got access to exclusive areas and saw views that other couldn't. Highly recommend this tour for those that want to really experience the Duomo and learn all its secrets.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
This was our third trip to Firenze but we had never done a Duomo experience. The tour was great! Our guide had architecture experience and she really gave our group insight into how the Duomo was engineered and constructed. I would highly recommend this tour. Everything was taken care of; all the entry tickets were ready for us and we skipped the long lines.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2019
The skip the line tour is work the money. The guide was very good and was able to explina everything while allowing you to enjoy the atmosphere.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Tour led by Maria, who was exceptional. So enthusiastic and knowledgable. Skipping the queues was great but the insight into the crypt was wonderful. The terrace walk and ability to go straight up the dome made it definitely worth the money. A real highlight of the trip and cannot recommend enough.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour was excellent and narrated by an extremely well informed young lady who was studying for her Phd. Her name was Monica.
• Submitted 10 May 2019
Our family of eight took this tour in September 2018. The tour meeting point was easy to find. We were fitted with headphones / earplugs so we could hear the guide throughout most of the tour. The views form the Terrace were outstanding and gave a great view of Florence as well as the beautiful architecture of the Duomo. The tickets also include a climb between the two layers of the dome and some close up views of the frescos on the ceiling. The climb is well worth the effort, especially when you pop out at the Cupola and see the 360 degree view of Florence. Note that if you are claustrophobic or terrified of heights, this might not be for you. Our tour also included our tickets which allowed us reentry into the Duomo, the Museum and Baptistry. Good job, Ciaoflorence Tours and Travels!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2018
The tour was very informative and not too long. The kids enjoyed the stair climb. People were very friendly. The meeting spot was not easy to find and no place to wait while everyone was checking in
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Excellent! Florence was a great city and the Duomo complex was easy to reach. The tour was better than even anticipated!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Informative and the climb to the cupola was breathtakingly beautiful. Must do!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2018
Fantastic tour with a super friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We did this on our honeymoon and were super happy with it. If you do it, go to the very top!! It's worth the views and the pictures!
• Submitted 24 Jun 2018
This tour was definitely worth it since you skip the lines and go straight in. Really good guide with easy to understand accent and full of knowledge. I was fine climbing the 633 steps to the top but I am terrified of heights so when I got there I just hugged the wall and took the first seat on the bench and just looked mostly straight out. I pointed the camera out towards what I wanted to capture and got some ok shots.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2018
This was a great tour. We were able to see the Duomo and its Hidden Terraces had an amazing view. Lots of steps to climb but well worth it!!
• Submitted 12 Jun 2018
Helped skip the entry line and we saw areas that were not allowed access by regular quests. Great views!
• Submitted 03 Jun 2018
Fun to learn about the inside of the Duomo and clime up on the terrace where only the tour is allowed to go.
• Submitted 30 May 2018
Amazing! Tour guide was an expert and incredible amount of knowledge. Went with my 2 teenage children and they loved it too!
• Submitted 07 May 2018
Awesome tour behind the scenes, liked that you could go up as high as you want.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 07 Apr 2018
Very much worth it. We had a very knowledgeable guide and exceptional views of the frescoes under the dome otherwise cordoned of. Of course the walk on the rooftop is outstanding.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
This Duomo is the site to see when visiting Florence and if you do not have a STL ticket you will be waiting for hours to get inside. I was surprised that their are archeological remains of the previous Basilica under the current one and this booking includes entrance into this lower level. It is incredible to see this newly opened 2014 area that dates back to the 1st century and includes an area where the original altar of the 1st cathedral was built. The current cathedral is much plainer inside than you will be use to seeing if you have been inside the cathedrals and basilicas in Rome, but that is what makes it standout from the others. This tour also offered entrance up to the terraces that run along the one side of the cathedral that gives you a wonderful view of the northeast side of Florence. The stairwell to this level is stable and easy to navigate. This ticket also included the stairwell to the top of the Cupola which was sold out for the public for that day- but I opted out of this as we were running close to closing time at Santa Croce and we wanted to visit there. If you have the leg strength and stamina the pictures I've seen online make it well worth the trek since it will give you a 360 degree view of Florence and it's highest peak. Must do in Florence!!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
This tour was awesome! You get to go to areas inside the ropes that the regular tours dont. The terrace walk was fantastic! Worth the extra money.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Absolutely Fabulous!
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018