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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

  • View the highlights and secret treasures of Florence’s Duomo in one tour
  • Guided skip-the-line tour with priority access to dome's panoramic views
  • Special access to off-limits rooftop north-side terrace and Circular Room
The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
Florence’s Duomo has so many highlights and hidden corners that visiting it independently risks not seeing all its treasures. This all-encompassing tour lays its secrets bare without long waits in line. Enjoy skip-the-line access to tour the interior, visit terraces and rooms closed to the public, savor the views from the top of Brunelleschi’s dome, and enjoy 48-hour access to the rest of the Duomo complex at your leisure.
What to Expect
Meet your guide near Florence's Duomo and start the tour with a visit to its crypt to view wooden models used by Brunelleschi to build the cathedral’s stunning dome.

Then, skip the long lines for a guided cathedral interior tour. Admire highpoints including the frescoes by Vasari before climbing the 153 steps to the rooftop north-side terrace, an area usually closed to the general public.

Absorb the panoramas here and visit the Circular Room, another area that's usually off-limits. It's replete with 16th-century statues that once graced the Duomo’s facade. See restorers working here and after parting with your guide—the guided part of your tour ends here—enjoy priority access to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome, ascending 310 steps to stand at the top of the cupola for close-ups of the frescoes and 360-degree city views.

Afterward, continue exploring the Duomo complex independently: Your ticket includes 48-hour access to other must-sees, including the Baptistery and Bell Tower.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Incredible Views from Terrace and top of Dome! Worth it!

So happy we did this tour. We met the guide in exact location listed. She was informative and didn’t have to wait in lines. The hidden terraces was a special treat and the view was spectacular. After the terrace, we were free to go to...More

Thank themoretti4
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Awesome View, meh Tour

The view from the top was awesome, but the tour was so short for $60. They only went with us half the way, while i saw some other tours went all the way up with their guides. Kinda disappointing. But we got to skip all...More

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Skip the line is the only way to go, saves so much time. Our tour guide was charming and very informative, she new her subject well.

Thank moirak342
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Awesome Private Group Tour

This was a great tour and totally worth the "skip the line" feature. I met our guide at the exact address provided. Mind you, do not look for the ticket office or what looks like the ticket office to the duomo. Also don't get confused...More

2  Thank TravelinVik
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Our guide was the best!

Great tour. The Duomo is amazing. Our tour guide was awesome. Her passion for history was obvious and greatly enhanced the tour. It's impressive that structures of this size were constructed prior to power tools and heavy machinery.

Thank Patrick M
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