Majestically dominating the city skyline, the terracotta dome of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is easily Florence's most iconic attraction.Enter and discover the Cathedral with a special entrance ticket (No line). In peak times, the entrance lines can exceed two hours, so by pre-booking your priority entrance tickets, you'll ensure that you’re spending your time inside this incredible building rather than standing in line! After explaining the history and the curiosities about the church, your guide will lead the way straight up its impressive and beautiful North terrace when you will have an incredible view over Florence.
Be prepared for a steep and narrow climb – hard work but most definitely worth it. Now you are just half way! After the visit of the terrace, you keep going up through the ‘onion layers’, or two shells, of the dome, pass fascinating frescoes from esteemed Renaissance artists like Vasari and Zuccari. Walk around the dome’s balcony to take photos and soak up the sights, while your guide regales you with tales of Filippo Brunellechi, the talented Renaissance architect who created the dome itself.
Once at the top, enjoy simply incomparable views over Florence and the Tuscan hills.