Florence Cupola Climb Guided Tour in English

1 hour
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


• Enjoy a spectacular view of the city
• Climb to the top of the Cupola, the highest point in Florence
• See an admirable creation of art by Filippo Brunelleschi

After seeing the Duomo from all sides and visiting the inside of the cathedral, all you need to do to complete the experience is a climb to the top of the cupola. See the entire city from a single point by climbing to the top of Florence's Dome by Joining a guided tour with local expert guides to discover the structure's full history.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

After seeing the Duomo from all sides and visiting the inside of the cathedral, all you need to do to complete the experience is a climb to the top of the cupola!

The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator).

Your guide will talk you through all about how the Cupola was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi who won the competition for its commission in 1418.

The way up (and down) are basically tight corridors as the workmen who built the cathedral for maintenance, they were never thought of as being open to the public.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

On the interior of the dome, you can admire the Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) up close with an interesting explanation of the frescoes from your guide on your way up to the top.

Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see that Baccio d'Agnolo began adding a balcony in 1507 and how one of the eight sides were unfinished, there's a story behind it, your guide will reveal it to you on your way as to why the work was immediately halted, and to this day the other seven sides remain rough brick!

Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted from the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. Your guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer to any of your questions regarding Duomo.

The tour takes about an hour, the perfect amount to listen and climb to the top of Cupola. You can also enjoy the view on your own and spend more time on the top after the tour ends.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance Ticket with reservation (you can climb the Dome only with RESERVATION)
  • Entrance ticket to visit Baptistery, Bell Tower, Cathedral & Museum of Florence Duomo.
  • Vouchers for selected bookings for Gelato or Wine Tasting options
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (except for the tour options used from Gelato and Wine Tasting)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided tour to the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Cathedral & Museum of Florence Duomo

Additional information

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair or strollers accessible
  • No elevators or pets allowed
  • You do not need a ticket to visit the Cathedral; you can enter it at any time before or after this tour
  • After the first validation, the ticket is valid for 72 hours: you can use it to visit locations listed on your own time (the Bell-tower, Museum and the crypt inside the cathedral)
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The Vouchers for the pre selected (Gelato or Wine Tasting ) can be collected at the meeting point and use it at your convenience during the appropriate times.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, physically not fit to climb steps, pregnant women and suffering from vertigo, claustrophobia or heart problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

April 2022

A friend recommended this tour and it was definitely worth it! we also booked very last minute and most tickets where sold out so this is a good way to get in this astonishing must do activity in florence. It’s a unique way of experiencing the duomo and the views do not disappoint. Our guide was ...

December 2019

Martina was a great guide — very knowledgable, friendly and full of fun antidotes about the Dome’s history within the larger context of Florence itself. She was also very helpful in establishing another tour for us, suggesting places for lunch, and even walking us to and from the offices and beyo...

December 2019

What a great tour! Jacques was a great guide! Meeting place was a bit confusing but all good with the tour being so awesome...

November 2019

We had an excellent experience with Giacomo during our Climb The Cupola (Dome) Guided Tour! Giacomo was very knowledgeable, articulate, courteous, and detail oriented. He made the entire group feel comfortable and was very thoughtful of everyone as we endured the steep climb! Totally worth it and...

October 2019

400+ steps and totally worth it. Our tour guide was excellent. The view was great, the structure incredible. Wish I would have done it to start the trip because it gives you a good sense of the city layout, what things to see, where to go. Very happy we did it!

September 2019

This was a wonderful experience. Marco, our guide, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to others.

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