• Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
  • Private Awakening the Duomo
Classic (More than 16 people)

Duomo Skywalk small group Tour in Florence

Get close to heaven with this epic tour of the third largest church in the world and arguably the most famous and beautiful. Florence’s Santa Maria del Fiore is the symbol of the Cradle of the Renaissance and this is your chance to get behind-the-scenes access in a way that many members of the public never will!

About this tour:

2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the line

Avoid the waiting queues

  • Get breathtaking views of Florence from Brunelleschi’s usually inaccessible dome
  • Skip the lines for a guided tour of the cathedral and a climb up to the dome
  • Enjoy an exclusive visit to the terraces which aren’t usually open to the public
  • Join the most comprehensive visit to Florence’s Cathedral complex
  • Discover masterpieces such as Paolo Uccello’s clock and Vasari’s frescoes

Climb Duomo Florence and learn about the city’s most iconic building with this incredible skywalk tour. Skip the line for a guided tour and climb to the top of the dome - don’t forget your camera!

Get access all areas to one of the world’s most incredible churches

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to discover Florence’s Duomo Cathedral, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore, and to see the city from an exclusive and breathtaking point of view. Your Florence Duomo tickets not only allow you to skip the line but to visit the Duomo terraces, which aren’t usually open to the public. Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about the cathedral and its place in the city’s history - as well as the art inside it. 

Marvel at the art and architecture of the symbol of Florence

The Crypt of Santa Reparata, Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescoes and Badninelli’s marble choir are just a few of the masterpieces you’ll see in this comprehensive visit to Florence's cathedral and one of the most astonishing journeys in the world of Christianity. And if they don’t take your breath away, the next part of the tour surely will. 

See Florence in a way that most people never will

This Duomo will take you as close to heaven as you can get. The staircase climb, through narrow and open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries, rewards those who complete it with incomparable views of the city from the cathedral rooftop. Some may wonder, how many steps up the Duomo of Florence? There are 153 to the terraces and another 310 to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome. But it’s worth it to see the city from almost 100 metres up!

Important Information

We regret to inform you 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 refusal 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

The itinerary inside the Duomo and Brunelleschi Cupola may slightly vary depending on restrictions decided by the museum board. The inclusions and the tour quality will always be preserved. Due to the presence of narrow stairs, this tour is not suitable for those with heart problems and/or claustrophobic.

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.

Please note that from 1st June 2024 to 30th September 2024 an afternoon departure at 6 pm will be available - no guided tour of the Cathedral included and 2 hours duration.



Rain Policy

This tour runs on rain or shine.


Fully licensed English-speaking art and history guide
Skip the line entrance tickets to the Cathedral (not included at 6 pm departure)
Guided tour of the Cathedral (Not included at 6 pm departure)
Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
Climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
Earphones for groups of more than 5 people

Meeting Point

  • Meet our tour leader in Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the Apple Store, under the arches.

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