Florence Cathedral tickets

Florence Cathedral is one of the symbols of the city of Florence and is the city's main church. It is located in the historical centre and its official name is Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Visiting the Cathedral is free of charge, which is why long queues usually form. To climb to the top of the dome and enjoy a magnificent view of the whole of Florence, you need to buy a ticket. You will also gain faster access to the Duomo.

Tickets for Brunelleschi's Dome: reserved entrance

Visit the Cathedral's dome and admire the splendid panorama of Florence from above.

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Florence's Cathedral is the 4th largest in the world, after St Peter's in Rome, St Paul's in London and Milan Cathedral.

Work on the Cathedral began at the end of the 13th century. Filippo Brunelleschi's beautiful dome was added only in the 15th century.

The façade is covered in pink, white and green marble, while the interior is rather austere. Inside the dome you can admire Giorgio Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.

Florence Cathedral Guided Tour

To discover all the secrets of the Cathedral and explore the entire complex, it is recommended to book a guided tour. As well as making access to the Cathedral quicker and easier, it will give you details that you would otherwise miss given the sheer size.

In addition to the skip-the-line ticket and guided tour, there are various other packages that allow access to the Cathedral at a discounted price.

It takes on average between two and three hours to visit the Cathedral, climb up the dome and visit the secret terraces.

Yes, to get to the top of the Cathedral and enjoy a splendid view of Florence you have to climb 463 steps. There is no lift.

Entrance is through the right-hand door of the Cathedral façade. Clothing appropriate to the sacredness of the place is recommended: legs and shoulders must be covered.

Where Florence Cathedral is located

Florence Cathedral is located in the centre of Florence.