Alone in the Duomo: VIP After-Hours Tour with Dome Climb & Private Terrace Access

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1.75 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • See the Florence cathedral as very few others have: in the peaceful silence of the early evening, after it’s been closed to the public.
  • Relish the rare opportunity to have the Duomo all to yourself and appreciate every detail in a way that’s not possible with the usual crowds.
  • Feast your gaze on breathtaking views over the Tuscan capital from the top of the dome, and marvel at the intricate details of the dome itself up close from both terraces with no other visitors around.
  • Witness the official closing of the cathedral as the Key Master turns off the lights and locks the iconic building for the day.
  • Get unrivaled insights into the Duomo from your expert guide, who will reveal the hidden stories and secrets behind this fascinating feat of art, architecture, and engineering.
  • Sites Visited
  • Florence Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
  • Dome terraces (north and south)
  • Cathedral dome
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Duomo and after-hours tour
  • Private access to the Duomo terraces
  • Skip-the-line access to climb the dome
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Headsets (when needed)

Get the VIP treatment at one of Florence’s most in-demand attractions on a Duomo tour after closing time.

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Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

This tour meets in Piazza San Giovanni, by the column of San Zanobi next to the Baptistery of St. John. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. Piazza San Giovanni is a centrally-located square in front of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Baptistery of St. John.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Is the Dome Climb accessible to people with limited mobility?
There are 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo and no elevator. Also, the staircase and is narrow and, in the summer, pretty hot. We don't recommend it for the elderly, people with limitations on their mobility, or anyone with claustrophobia.

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