An exclusive and never before seen perspective: admire the panorama of Florence from the Duomoʼs 32 meter high TERRACES, and then climb to the very top of the Dome!
Skip the line Florence Duomo

Do not miss the chance to take a closer look at the incredible BRUNELLESCHI “CUPOLA”, a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched and whose techniques of building are covered with a veil of mystery.

This tour is an unmissable opportunity to visit the top attraction of Florence, often fully booked due to its unparalleled beauty and allure.

Skip the line, and then follow our professional guides inside the immense wonder of the majestic Cathedral. With the knowledge and guidance of a professional, learn all about the unique and beautiful Last Judgement frescoes of Vasari and Zuccari.

Then, climb the Northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, an intriguing walk through narrow, open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panorama from above Piazza del Duomo will take your breath away! This elite tour of art and history will allow you to discover the hidden Duomo terraces, which the majority of tourists (as well as Florentines!) do not even know exist.

The guided tour will end in the exclusive circular room (accessible only with our tour!), where you will have the opportunity to see ancient statues which once stood in the façade of the Duomo. In this room, you can find the restorers at work with their spatulas and chisels still dirty and smelling of stucco.

The exciting surprises of your tour are not over yet… Use your ticket to reach the TOP OF THE CUPOLA admiring the stunning Last Judgement frescoes up close. Then, after another short climb, finally enjoy the stunning 360° views of Florence from the top of the city!


  • Discover the secret terraces of the incredible Florence Cathedral, perfect for photo opportunities!
  • Access to the exclusive circular room (only with our tour) and admire the restorers at work
  • Skip the line to access to Brunelleschi’s Cupola
  • Learn all about the history of the Cathedral from a passionate, art-loving local guide

What's Included

  • English only small group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral with skip the line access
  • Exclusive access to the central nave
  • Exceptional opening of the north terrace of the Duomo
  • Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi’s Cupola
  • 72 hour full-access, skip-the-line passes to all parts of the Duomo Complex. This includes: Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum.

Tour Details

DURATION: 2 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 2:15pm or 3:45pm (we recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your departure time)
MEETING POINT: Ciao Florence Sales Office – Via Cavour 12, Florence


  • Entrance into the Duomo Cathedral requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility
  • Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:
    • Terraces: 153
    • Terraces + Brunelleschi’s Dome: 153 + 310 from the Terraces

Both the magnificent dome of this famous church and many other devices invented by Filippo the architect bear witness to his superb skill. Therefore, in tribute to his exceptional talents, a grateful country that will always remember buries him here in the soil below.