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Florence: Florence 360° Dome Climb with Extra Entry Tickets1 Reviews
Get a complete and spectacular view of Florence. Join our local guide to make your way to the top of the monumental dome of the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore.
- Climb the 600-year-old Dome of Florence Cathedral with a local guide
- Get an incredible view of the Cathedral interior and over the city
- See beautiful 16th-century frescoes up close
- Enjoy bonus entry tickets to the Opera del Duomo Museum and more
- Visit the Giotto's Bell Tower and Florence Baptistery on your own
DescriptionSoaring over 300 feet (90 meters) in the air, the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo, as the locals call it, dominates the city’s skyline. Completed in 1434, the dome is still one of the largest in the world. In the 15th century construction of this kind had not been attempted since ancient times; but thanks to the ambitions of a flourishing city and breakthrough Renaissance engineering, the Cathedral dome challenged even the dome of the Pantheon. The Cathedral’s plans were so ambitious that it seemed nearly impossible to build a dome of these proportions. A goldsmith and sculptor with no prior experience in grand-scale construction, Filippo Brunelleschi, solved the problems. Part of Brunelleschi’s solution was the construction of a dome within a dome, a solid brick structure on the inside with a tiled terracotta shell on the outside. Climb to the top of the dome, marvelling at the frescoes within. Step outside for breathtaking views over the entire city.
IncludesDome entry ticket Reservation to climb the dome 1-hour guided dome climb with a local guide Radios with headsets Museum entry ticket (valid for 72 hours) Giotto's Bell Tower entry ticket (valid for 72 hours) Baptistery entry ticket (valid for 72 hours)
- Modest clothing is required to enter places of worship; visitors wearing shorts or bare shoulders will be denied access; hats and sunglasses will need to be removed You will be required to climb 463 steps on the tour; there are no lifts or elevators Large bags and backpacks are prohibited inside the Duomo and will need to be left at the cloakroom.