Duomo Sky Walk- Florence Heaven

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  • Duration: 2h and half
  • Earphones available
  • Photos allowed
  • Skip the line
  • Guided Tour

What to expect

  • Visit Florence Duomo and admire the stunning scenery of the city from an exclusive point of view
  • Take advantage of a private access and avoid long queues
  • Visit the Duomo terraces (exclusive opening) and discover the secrets of Florence Duomo building with an experienced guide
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An enlightening experience

The Brunelleschi's dome has always been the symbol of Florence. With this tour you will have the opportunity to discover all its secrets, accompanied by an expert guide, and rise above the tallest building in the city to admire the stunning view from the top.

With a special ticket that will allow you to jump the queue, thereby saving long waiting time, you will enter the Duomo of Florence: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest cathedral in the world, after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London.

Florence Cathedral was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. Its construction was begun in 1296 and completed only in 1436. The works were interrupted and resumed several times over the decades by masters like Giotto, Francesco Talenti and Giovanni di Lapo Ghini. The completion of the dome required great intelligence and skill, not only for its design but for the construction itself, since at that time, they didn't have machines that could get to work at such heights. Brunelleschi found a truly innovative solution to this problem and succeeded, with his idea of a double shell, to complete the construction of the dome.

After visiting the interior of the Cathedral and the Santa Reparata Crypt, the tour will take you at about 30 meters above the ground, going up a staircase and passing through narrow outdoor corridors, which for centuries have been closed to the public. From that special place you will enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Walking through the Duomo terraces you will have the feeling of being suspended between the roofs of houses and the huge dome of the cathedral. You will have unique possibility to take memorable photos and enjoy all the magic of the city. During the walk the guide will explain you all about the dome, its design and construction and how, even today, it is the city's symbol, visible from every corner of it.

After the walk on the terraces, you will be able to continue the climbing reaching the top of the dome, a panoramic viewpoint  91 meters high, easily skipping the long and unavoidable queues.

Description

The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral is a must-see attraction!

With its stunning architecture and rich history, visitors are sure to be in awe of this magnificent landmark. The cathedral boasts intricate details and beautiful artwork, making it a true masterpiece. No trip to Florence would be complete without a visit to the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. So, make sure to add it to your itinerary and prepare to be amazed by its striking beauty.

Duration

Hours pass, and it's around 2.5 of them.

About

Discover the breathtaking Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, also known as Florence Duomo, from an exclusive point of view with the opportunity to access the normally unreachable Duomo terraces. Take in the magnificence of Brunelleschi's Dome and see the city from a unique perspective. With an early access pass, our enthusiastic guide takes us straight to the heart of Florence: the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, hailed as the ultimate emblem of the city. Revered as Arnolfo di Cambio's masterpiece, the cathedral ranks as the world's third largest church behind Rome's St. Peter's and London's St. Paul's, and at the time of completion in the 15th century, was Europe's grandest edifice. Paolo Uccello's clock, Vasari's frescoes, and Bandinelli's marble choir are just a few of the masterpieces you'll stumble upon in the building. The changing tastes over the long period between its foundation and completion are evident in the numerous different styles throughout. Skipping the more in-depth visit of the Cathedral, please note that in the 6PM departure you will climb directly to the Duomo terrace. Climb the staircase to reach Florence Heaven, the closed narrow and open-air corridors from centuries ago that lead to the Duomo Terraces, giving an unparalleled view of the city below. From the terrace, you'll experience a sky walk as if floating over ancient roofs and towers, with the imposing Dome looming overhead. A rare opportunity to visit a normally closed area, the Terraces offer a panoramic view of the old town from a 32-meter-high point, perfect for taking incredible photos. Brunelleschi's groundbreaking technique of constructing the enormous self-supporting cathedral dome without scaffolding still reigns over Florence's skyline for over six centuries to this day. By ingeniously vaulting the dome space and effortlessly circumventing gravity, he revolutionized the architecture world, ensuring that it withstood both natural disasters and the aging of time. Discover the secrets behind this magnificent sight and how it redefined traditional building procedures for eternity. At the peak of Brunelleschi's Cupola lies an awe-inspiring treasure, an aerial vista point that stretches 91 meters (300 ft) above the city. From this elevated perspective, Florence reveals itself in all its majesty, unfolding with vistas that will take your breath away. Florence's Cathedral complex can be fully explored with a thorough visit.
Christianity's most remarkable voyage of all time.

Inclusions

  • History and Art guidance provided by a licensed English speaker
  • - Skip the line Cathedral guided tour won't be available for the 6PM departure. - The 6PM departure doesn't include the guided tour of the Cathedral (with the added bonus of skipping the line). - Experience a line-free cathedral exploration with our guided tour (excluding those departing at 6PM). - For those departing at 6PM, we regret to inform you that the Cathedral guided tour (which bypasses lines) will not be part of the itinerary. - Except for those leaving at 6PM, all other tours will have access to the Cathedral guided tour, without having to wait in line.
  • The terraces of Duomo are now open exclusively
  • Bypass the queue and ascend Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Bigger than 5 group earphones
  • Guided tour of 2,5 hours
  • Entrance to the Duomo and the Crypt (skip the line)
  • Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
  • Access to the Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
  • Earphones for bigger groups

Cancellation Policy

At least 48 hours before the scheduled activity, clients can cancel and get a credit or a complete refund of their payment. The full price will be charged if you do not attend your activity.

Meeting Point

Piazza della Repubblica, Florence (Florence)

Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the Apple Store, under the arches, Florence

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you!

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Please take this into consideration when arranging your travel schedule. No delay, even for a few minutes, can be tolerated and missing the experience won't entitle you to any refund, not even a partial one.

Every customer, even infants with a free rate, must be indicated and confirmed at the time of booking. Children under 18 must always be accompanied by at least one adult. If these requirements are not met, we reserve the right to exclude the under age partecipant and no refund will be due.

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.
Please note that due to security reasons bulky backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Duomo and the terraces.

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.

Comfortable shoes suggested.
Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:
Terraces: 153
Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310

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

We do not recommend this visit to people with heart pathologies, or people suffering from claustrophobia or dizziness, and pregnant women.

Access to the Terrace with heels or flip flops is not recommended. In case of rain please pay the utmost attention during climbing to the Terrace.
Minors must be accompanied by their parents, parents are responsible for their children.
It is absolutely forbidden to:
- lean over or lean against the balcony railing
- cross the cordon
- stick out cell phones, cameras or other objects

Due to hygienic reasons and museum regulations, we regret to inform you that pets are not allowed on our tours, activities and cooking classes.