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Florence Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori)
No matter where you walk in Florence, chances are you will spot its famous Duomo—a defining element of the city’s history, geography, and identity—towering above. Beneath its red-tiled dome lies Florence’s largest church, officially known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori. Together with the Museum of the Duomo, an opera museum, the baptistery of San Giovanni, and Giotto's Bell Tower, the Duomo complex has become the city’s most famous landmark.

The Basics
A visit to the Duomo is essential for understanding and immersing yourself in both Florence and the Renaissance.Tickets to the complex include access to the dome, baptistery, bell tower, crypt, and museum, and are valid for 48 hours from use. As entry to the cathedral is free, there are often long lines. Many visitors opt to join a small-group guided tour to explore the more hidden corners of the complex—and to skip the lines. Audio guides are also available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is open daily from 10am, but is closed for Sunday morning service and on major holidays.
  • Dress modestly. For women, it’s best to cover shoulders and knees (a scarf will do). Sandals, sunglasses, and hats are discouraged.
  • It is more than 400 steps to the top of architect Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome, so proper footwear and fitness level are recommended. There is no elevator.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Duomo, but expect lines. You can also purchase tickets in advance, or access the complex through a private guided tour.

How to Get There 
The Duomo is at the very center of Florence, fewer than 10 minutes walking from the train station. It is near the must-see Uffizi Gallery, with which it is often visited in combination. Independent travelers and guided tours alike often stop at the Accademia Gallery as well, where Michelangelo’s David resides.

When to Get There
The museum is closed on the first Tuesday of each month. Crowds are unavoidable, but quieter times are early morning and late afternoon, especially outside of the busy summer months (May through September).

An Unforgettable View of Florence
The pink, white, and green marble facade of the Duomo is a sight in itself, but the real can’t-miss views are from the top of the cupola. Climbers are rewarded with an unforgettable vista of Florence’s red-roofed skyline, the Arno River, and the rolling hills beyond. There are panoramic views from atop Giotto’s Campanile, as well. Back on ground level, admire the famous stained glass and frescoes that line the cathedral’s interior. The cathedral’s crypt, which includes the tomb of Brunelleschi, is also worth a visit.


Address: Piazza del Duomo, Florence 50122, Italy
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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Electric Cart Tour Florence

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Cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time when you book this tour of Florence's historic sights via golf cart. While a guide shares an insider's perspective on the culture and history of the birthplace of the Renaissance, you sit back and relax in the roomy electric cart. Meet the tour at a central point in the city; choose from morning or afternoon tour departures.
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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, but there’s so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, checking off top attractions such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Florence Private Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private half-day tour of Florence. With a guide dedicated just to you and your party, you can help create an itinerary that focuses on the main highlights or places that interest you specifically. Learn about the history and culture of Florence through guided commentary, and taste some of the country's best food with an included antipasti and wine tasting.
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Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

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Discover the best of Florence’s Renaissance architecture and artistic masterpieces all in one day on this private tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. Learn the history behind the sculptures, fountains, and palaces of the city’s grand squares, step inside gleaming churches, stroll through the medieval streets where Dante once lived, and admire the spectacular monuments of the Duomo Complex. Then, get an up-close look at some of the world's most iconic paintings and sculptures with included entrance to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery.
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Best of Florence Tour by Night

Best of Florence Tour by Night

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Experience Florence on a 2-hour evening walking tour with a small group and an art historian guide. Explore the center of the city without the crowds of the day and stop at historic squares, piazzas, and Renaissance statues. Learn about the city’s Roman history and modern day culture. Get local insights and learn about Florence’s storied past with informed commentary about the city’s art and architecture. This tour is an ideal relaxed introduction to the city and gives visitors a good foundation to explore further.
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Florence City Tour, Skip-the-line David & Uffizi Gallery - Private Tour

Florence City Tour, Skip-the-line David & Uffizi Gallery - Private Tour

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Florence is home to some of the world’s most important monuments and museums, but the entry queues can be long. Ideal for visitors short on time, this combo tour includes admission fees plus skip-the-line entry to Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. Follow your guide on a walking tour, discover medieval artworks and priceless statues including David by Michelangelo, and see the best of Florence in one day.
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Florence Dome Climb & Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Florence has one of the highest concentrations of important works of art and architecture in the world, and can be overwhelming on a first visit. This private tour is an easy way to get an overview of the city’s highlights on foot with the insight of an art historian guide and the convenience of hotel pick up and skip-the-line tickets to Brunelleschi’s iconic dome.
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Skip the line: Florence Duomo Cathedral small group guided tour

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, known simply as the Duomo, is one of the top sights in Florence, but lines to enter can be daunting. With this tour, save hours with fast-track entrance and take in the highlights with a guide. Learn about the history and architecture of this remarkable church and admire works of art by Zuccari and Vasari, as well as Brunelleschi’s soaring dome.
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Skip The Line Duomo Complex Tour

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Explore Florence Cathedral and see all monuments in Duomo Square. You’ll visit with your guide,  the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (the Opera Museum), plus admire the exterior of Giotto’s Campanile (the bell tower).
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Skip the Line Tour Florence Cathedral

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Save valuable time by booking a guided tour of Florence's Duomo, which includes skip-the-line entrance. Led by a guide, this tour will be sure to show you the highlights of the site in just 30 minutes, and you're sure not to miss anything. See frescoes by Andrea del Castagno Paolo Uccello, dating from the 1400s; the tomb of the Duomo's architect, and the storied dome itself.
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Squeeze all of Florence's must-see attractions into a single walking tour, great for those short on time in the Italian city. You'll travel with a small group of 15 people or fewer, which makes it easy to move efficiently through the city and hear all of your guide's thoughtful commentary. Traveling on foot means you can see the city's treasures up close and take plenty of photos.
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The Duomo square tour

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Focus on the historic Piazza del Duomo during this tour with a guide in central Florence. Many of Florence's treasures are contained within this small area, including Canonici's palace, Arcivescovile, Opera del Duomo Museum, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence's Baptistery, and others. As you explore the highlights, listen to your guide's in-depth commentary on the history and architecture of the area.
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Florence Duomo Complex Guided tour

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Discover the history and secrets of the Duomo of Florence, otherwise known as the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, during this small-group guided tour. Visit the interior, the museum and the Baptistry of San Giovanni to see masterpieces by many Renaissance artists including Donatello and Michelangelo. Avoid long lines with pre-reserved entrance tickets and benefit from the guide’s informative commentary.
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Get a more intimate glimpse into Florence than you would by coach or car during a walking tour that provides a comprehensive introduction for first-time visitors. Without worrying about getting lost, you'll wander between Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori), Ponte Vecchio, and Pizza della Repubblica while benefiting from the insider knowledge of your guide. Choose between three different start times to suit your schedule. 
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Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo and all the must-see highlights

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Explore Florence by night with a local guide on a 2-hour walking tour through the city. Visit notable landmarks including Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery of Saint John, Giotto's Bell Tower, Porcellino Market, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Learn about the history of this cultured Tuscan city as you soak up the nighttime energy.
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Private Guided Walking Tour With A Visit Inside The Cathedral

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Visitors to Florence flock to the Duomo, but this private tour offers more than a glance. Marvel at Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery in the piazza, then head inside the Duomo accompanied by your guide—a professional art historian. Combine your 1-hour visit to the UNESCO-listed Florence Cathedral (formally known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) with a walking tour of the Tuscan capital, likened to an open-air museum.
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Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

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Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a 2-hour evening tour. See the historic city come alive as the sun sets and see key landmarks like the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and much more. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your informative guide as you stroll through the streets with a small group of no more than 15 guests.
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Best Of Duomo: Cathedral & Duomo Terraces Guided Tour

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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

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Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy an introduction to Florence on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. During this 90-minute stroll through the Renaissance city, learn about its famous art, architecture and history as you see sights like Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral, aka the Duomo.
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Duomo Monumental Tour

Duomo Monumental Tour

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Discover the history and secrets behind some of Renaissance Italy's most important monuments on a guided, 2-hour tour of the famous Duomo complex in Florence. Enjoy St. John’s Baptistery, the Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral, and the new Opera del Duomo Museum, home to many masterpieces of devotional art. If you wish, finish with a climb to the top of the iconic Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower for captivating city views.
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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

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The excitement, artistry and intrigue of medieval and Renaissance Florence truly come alive on this walking tour. Stroll through glorious piazzas and meandering backstreets while hearing tales of feuding painters, Medici rulers and religious fanatics who all left their mark on the city. Learn about the impressive engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome as you step inside Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, and get tips on the best shops, restaurants and gelato spots from a local guide.
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