Enjoy our exclusive Dome Experience SKIP THE LINE tour with our Local Guide. Climb the 463 steps to the top of Brunelleschi's architectural masterpiece with the commentary of our expert guide to see the inside of the Dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence. The cathedral's octagonal dome was erected between 1418 and 1434 to a design which Filippo Brunelleschi entered in a competition in 1418 but which was only accepted, after much controversy, in 1420. A masterpiece capable of withstanding lightning, earthquakes and the passage of time, it continues to enchant all those who observe it from afar. The dome has a diameter of 45.5 metres.The competition that the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore ran in 1418 was won by Brunelleschi, but work did not get under way until two years later and was not completed until 1434. The cathedral of Florence was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV on 25 March 1436.

Activities summary

  • Departure Florence
  • Duration 1 h
  • Available languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Meeting point At the entrance of the Dome - Porta della Mandorla at 10:00 am
  • Availability From 15.03.2018 to 15.11.2018
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Skip the line entrance ticket
    • Dome guided tour with professional guide
    Price does not include
    • Optional activities
    • Personal expenses
    Notes Tour duration:1 h
    Meeting point: At the entrance of the Dome - Porta della Mandorla
    Departure time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (check in closes 15 min before departure)
    Return point: same as departure

    •Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants.
    •Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs
    Cancellation policy Any changes and cancellations of bookings, must be sent via fax to +39 0577 1959066 or email to info@mytours.it or booking@mytours.it. No penalty applies for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior the starting date of the service. For changes within 48 hours MyTour will consider the case and get back to client with a solution. For any booking cancelled less than 48 hours from the date of service or no shows, My Tour applies a penalty of 100% of the total amount of the booking.