The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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Admire the magical aerial panorama and learn the secrets of the Duomo from a different point of view. Enjoy an exclusive perspective: admire Florence panorama from the Duomoʼs 32 metres high terrace and climb up to the top of the Dome!
Do not miss the chance to take a closer look at the incredible Brunelleschi's dome, a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched. The Dome's techniques of building are still nowadays covered with a veil of mystery.  An unmissable opportunity to visit this top attraction of Florence which is often fully booked due to its unparalleled beauty and allure.  First, follow our professional guides inside the immense wonders of the majestic Cathedral of Florence (skip the line access): avoid the queues with our exclusive pass and admire the unique frescoes by  Vasari and  Zuccari.  Take advantage of your guided tour to discover the fascinating Crypt, containing the archeological remains of the ancient Cathedral of Santa Reparata. Walk amidts its ruins and admire the floor's fine polychrome mosaics with is geometrical decorations.Then, climb the Northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, a suggestive walk through narrow and open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panorama from up there will take your breath away! We are giving you the chance to join an elite tour within art and history and to discover the hidden Duomo terraces: the majority of tourists do not even know that they were planned. The guided tour will end in the exclusive circular room where you will have the opportunity to see the old statues originally on displayed in the façade of the Duomo. In the room you can find the restorers at work with their spatulas and chisels still dirty and smelling of stucco.  The surprises for you are not over yet: use your ticket to reach the  TOP OF THE DOME admiring up close the stunning Last Judgement frescoes, and finally enjoy a 360° view of Florence from the top! Please find below the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:  Terraces: 153 steps Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome: 463 stairs in total

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line access to Florence Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral and exceptional opening of Duomo North terrace
  • Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Exclusive access to the central nave
  • Guided tour of the Crypt
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide