• Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
Small-group (Up to 16 people)

Awakening the Duomo of Florence – small group with exclusive early entrance to Cathedral and Dome

A unique tour you will not find anywhere else! Be the first to access the Cathedral of Florence with a small group tour of the Duomo with Florence dome climb tickets included. You’ll beat the crowds to see some of Italy’s most incredible Renaissance monuments while most are still sleeping, as well as enjoying a tasty breakfast. 


About this tour:

2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the line

Avoid the waiting queues

  • Get up early and beat the crowds for exclusive access to Florence’s Duomo Cathedral, rooftop and Baptistery
  • Meet the “Chiavigero”, the person who owns the key of the Florence Cathedral Complex and see him opening the monuments
  • Skip the line and climb the Brunelleschi dome inside before heading out onto the rooftop and watching Florence wake up
  • Learn about the history of these beautiful monuments from a dedicated and knowledgeable guide
  • See the lights slowly illuminate an architectural masterpiece and all of the frescoes inside

If you want a Florence Duomo Tour without the crowds then this small group tour is for you. You’ll be first through the door in the morning with your guide and the chiavigero (key holder) who will switch on the lights for you to marvel at the wonderful frescoes inside, before you see Florence wake up from the roof - all after breakfast of course! 

The Florence Duomo - all to yourself – with dome climb tickets

Imagine walking into Florence’s iconic cathedral at the start of the day and watching the lights slowly illuminate the amazing frescoed vault. Well, there’s no need to imagine with this Florence Duomo tour, where you’ll meet the chiavigero at daybreak who will throw open the building’s 500+ years old doors to your small group. 

Learn about the Duomo and its clock - all before breakfast!

Your guide will take you to admire the magnificent attractions of Duomo interior, such as the dazzling clock, designed by Paolo Uccello of which you will discover the peculiar functioning. Once you’ve seen everything there is to in the church, you’ll head to a historical cafe the join the locals and enjoy an Italian breakfast with brioche and coffee the way you like it. Enjoy the calm of the morning in Florence, the first rays of sunshine enlightening the Piazza before the hustle and bustle of people and tourists begins!

Be the first to climb up the Brunelleschi Dome 

Who designed the dome of Florence Cathedral? If you didn’t know already, it’s Brunelleschi - and his cupola is the last stop on the itinerary for this tour. Scaling the dome means you’ll get to watch Florence wake up from above, an experience you’ll surely never forget. That leaves just one question: How many steps in the Dome of Florence? There are 463 (terraces and the Dome) - wear your Fitbit to count them all!


Important Information

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

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.

Comfortable shoes suggested.

Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:

Terraces: 153

Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310

Please note that from 1st May 2023 controls at the entrance to the Dome and Terraces will be strengthened, and bulky backpacks and bags will no longer be allowed to climb.


Rain Policy

This tour runs on rain or shine.


Small group tour of the Cathedral
Early access - be the one to open the doors, at daybreak, be the only one inside!
See the lights go on and illuminate the artwork with the chiavigero
English-speaking guide
Skip the line tickets Florence Dome climb tickets
Italian breakfast: coffee, cappuccino and pastries

Meeting Point

  • Meet our tour leader in front of the main entrance of Florence Cathedral.

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