Brunelleschi's Dome climbing and Cathedral Tour

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Activity Level



Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children has to be escorted by the family.

Visitors are required to climb 463 steps
No lift (elevator) available
This tour is not recommended to persons that are claustrophobic.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (advanced)

Cathedral, Baptistery and Dome Tour

Discover the secrets of our Cathedral Square.
With me, you have the occasion to visit the Cathedral and the Crypt; go inside the Baptistery and climb the Dome, arriving at the top point of view of Florence!

The way up (and down) is basically tight corridors used by the workmen who built the cathedral for maintenance, they were never thought of as being open to the public. They are narrow, the steps can be steep and the entire climb is 463 steps. When you reach the base of the drum right below the cupola's frescoes, you actually come out onto a walkway.

** Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No lift (elevator) available.
The Dome tour is not recommended for persons that are claustrophobic.


We starts from the Cathedral Square, looking from outside the cathedral and the Baptistery.
We enter inside the Cathedral and we visit the beautiful decoration inside the church.
Climbing up to the Dome.

** Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No lift (elevator) available.
The Dome tour is not recommended for persons that are claustrophobic.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: S.Giovanni's Square

End location: Nearby the Dome

Duration: 3 hours

The start time depends on the reservation made to climb the dome.


Walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: -Tour inside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and visit also inside the cript.
- The visit inside the Baptistery and the climbing of the Brunelleschi's Dome.
- € 18,00 per person for the ticket.

The ticket allows the holder to visit all the monuments within 48 hours of visiting the first one. Each monument may be visited only once with the ticket.

If the Dome is closed (due to the weather conditions) we can visit together the Museum of Opera del Duomo.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - lunch or coffee and personal expenses.

What’s Extra

Other: personal expenses

Private tour guide Eleonora

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