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Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces

  • Skip-the-line access means more time spent exploring the Duomo
  • Explore the Duomo’s terraces, which are normally off-limits to the public
  • Visit Brunelleschi’s dome—the Duomo’s highest vantage point
Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces
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Florence Duomo Sky Walk: Exclusive Entrance to Cathedral Terraces

Florence’s Duomo is one of the city’s best-known landmarks, and on this tour, you do more than just explore its interior and learn about its history—you also visit the cathedral’s lofty terraces, which have long been off-limits to the general public. Skip-the-line access means you won’t have to waste time battling crowds, and your guide will point out the many special artworks housed within its walls as you go.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour begins as you meet your guide at Florence’s centrally located Piazza della Repubblica. From there, it’s a speedy stroll to the Duomo. With its soaring dome designed by Brunelleschi and ornately painted walls, the cathedral is one of Florence’s most recognizable highlights.

With skip-the-line access, you head straight inside. Learn from your guide about the landmark’s history, and discover the masterworks within.

Next, head up the staircase and discover an area has been off-limits to most visitors for centuries: its terraces, which at more than 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground offer panoramic views overlooking the city. Take photos of the vista before climbing even higher to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome.

The tour finishes inside the Duomo, though you can linger after its conclusion. Your ticket also grants you limited-time access to other Duomo complex sites, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry of San Giovanni.

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Reviewed today
Duomo Sky Walk Tour

This is a must do in Florence. The views inside of the mosaics up close and the view of the city outside is amazing. Elena was a magnificent guide.

Thank Hope G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour!

This was awesome! Small group. Great guide. But getting to walk the terraces and climb to the top of the dome was an unforgettable experience. Well worth the money and one of our favorite parts of the trip to Florence! Don’t miss it.More

Thank icanseefar
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Icanseefar , we are glad for the review you wrote, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and a reason of satisfaction when we read about your enjoyment on a tour of ours. Of course, we hope you will be our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Duomo Sky Walk tour

This was a wonderful tour! We were able to skip the endless line and see areas of the cathedral that were off limits to others. The view from the top of the Duomo was unbelievable. After the tour, our ticket was good for 72 hours...More

Thank Tracy C
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Tracy C. , we are very happy to read that you enjoyed the Duomo Sky Walk tour, this is something we always appreciate! We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome you again in Florence, in order to spend another beautiful experience together....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Magnificent Duomo Tour in Florence

Awesome Tour!!! The walk to the top terraces and the views it afforded were magnificent. It was the highlight of our visit to Florence and an experience we will never forget. Our tour guide was excellent and safely guided us through the Duomo's narrow passages....More

Thank wildebeest
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wildebeest, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Duomo Sky Walk, and that this experience managed to make you spend a lovely time! Thank you also for your review, since this is the most effective way to continue to guarantee quality and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best way to see the Duomo

We had a group of only 6 and the tour guide, Laura, was interesting, informative, and could answer a wide variety of questions. There was plenty of time to see the terraces, top of the dome, and frescoes with no waiting in line. For just...More

Thank treemaze
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mjdonovan1107, we are happy to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, this makes us really proud! Thank you also for Laura's Feedback, we are sure she will be happy to read it too! We hope you will be soon our...More

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27 June 2018|
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Response from Thomas V | Property representative |
Hi Cycle2eat, Thank you for your question. This tour lasts for about 2 hours. Hope I have helped you. Thanks again, Thomas V.