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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Italy
  • Hours: Daily from 8:30 am to 6:20 pm
  • Admission: 10 euros

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Brunelleschi's Dome Tours

Standing tall over the city of Florence, Brunelleschi’s Dome is an architectural feat, the most prominent part of the Florence Cathedral, and a symbol of Florence itself. Located in the city's historic center, the cathedral complex that holds the dome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The whole area is known to locals as the “Duomo” or dome, after the structure. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and completed in 1436, it took sixteen years to build. And at 45 meters wide, it is the single largest masonry dome in the world.

Brunelleschi came to the rescue when, after over 100 years of cathedral construction, there were plans for to add a dome but no idea how to erect one. He went against existing construction norms and resolved to build a dome without wooden scaffolding — one that would support itself as it was built. It was an engineering and design marvel at the time, and the fact that it still stands tall more than 600 years later is a testament to its masterpiece.

Practical Info

The exterior of the dome is visible from most of Florence. Don’t miss the interior of the dome, which is covered by 16th century frescoes depicting the ‘Final Judgment.’ You can visit the dome daily from 8:30 am to 6:20 pm, and can climb 463 steps to the top for panoramic views of the city. A ticket to the cathedral complex costs 10 euros.

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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour, Florence, null
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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Spend a morning being entertained as Florence's history is brought to life during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Learn about Florence's Medieval and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.60
Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Inferno tour of Florence based on Dan Browns famous book.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $298.24
Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb, Florence, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Skip the entrance lines and climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome with an expert guide! Majestically dominating the city skyline, the terracotta dome of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.47
Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Duomo Tour with Terrace Visit, Dome Climb, Wine Tasting and ... 
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Duomo Tour with Terrace Visit, Dome Climb, Wine Tasting and Optional Lunch

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Experience the best of Florence’s Duomo with this 1.5-hour, skip-the-line tour. Watch a video on the history of Florence and its cathedral, then head inside ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.65
Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip, Livorno, Cultural Tours
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided ...  Read more

Location: Livorno, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.34
Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour, Florence, Ports of Call Tours
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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A guided walking tour Florence discovering the main attractions such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's David and hidden gems of this ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.44
Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Florence with a private guide is the best way to experience and get the feeling of this wonderful city.  Discover Florence with a private professional guide ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $316.14
Private Tour: Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia, ... 
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Private Tour: Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia

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Full day tour in Florence with skip the lines entrance to Uffizi and Accademia. Admire the most important sites of Florence in one day. The tour will give you ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $511.78
Florence Super Saver: Florence and Pisa Guided Walking Tours, Florence, Walking Tours
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Florence Super Saver: Florence and Pisa Guided Walking Tours

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This is a combo tour that combines, in one only day, a complete guided walking tour of the city of Florence in the morning with a beautiful excursion to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.28
Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip from Livorno, Livorno, Super Savers
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Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip from Livorno

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If your cruise ship docks in Livorno, and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, this tour offers a private ...  Read more

Location: Livorno, Italy
Duration: Flexible

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