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

8 reviews

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 cathedral tour after closing time.

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Total Customer Reviews: 8

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4.8 /5
based on 8 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
It was great to be in the Duomo as the crowds were leaving.
Verified · Patricia · Jun 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Tour guide was knowledgeable and very well organized!
Verified · Evonne · May 15, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
The tour was a highlight of our trip. Tour guide Angelo was very knowledgeable and added humor and historical information. I highly recommend walks and the Duomo after hours tour.
Verified · Lynn · Apr 22, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years


Do I need to bring my ID with me on this tour?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because the museums will check when we arrive.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Does the Florence Duomo ever close unexpectedly?
The Cathedral of Florence occasionally closes for special celebrations/festivities, including Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes an explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts if the Cathedral closes unexpectedly.
Does the Florence Duomo have a dress code?
Yes. The Florence Duomo is a holy place and as such, you are expected to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees when you enter.
Can I bring my bag into Florence Duomo?
Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Florence Duomo. Please make sure to only bring small handbags on this tour.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Is this tour suitable for children?
Due to security reasons, children under 7 years of age aren't allowed to climb to the Terraces and minors under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
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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