Florence: VIP Duomo Tour and Secret Terraces
- 1.5 Hours
- 1.5 Hours
- On request
On this small group tour, you will learn the secrets of the Duomo from a different point of view. This tour provides includes climbing to the top of the Dome for to the 32 meters high TERRACES for an exclusive panoramic view of Florence. You will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the incredible BRUNELLESCHI "CUPOLA", a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched and whose techniques of building are covered with a veil of mystery. This tour will start with a fascinating guided overview of amazing handcrafted replicas of the original tools used for the construction of the Cupola where you will learn about the modern techniques used by Brunelleschi himself to create one of the most ambitious architectural projects of all times. Then, you will avoid the queues as your guide takes you inside the ancient Cathedral of Florence. Be impressed by the unique frescoes of Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, admire the magical colossal clock by Paolo Uccello and discover the beauty of the marble floor with its intricate patterns. Then, climb the northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, a suggestive walk through narrow and openair corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panoramic view from the top will take your breath away! The guided tour will end in the exclusive circular room (accessible only on this tour) where you will have the opportunity to see the old statues which standed in the façade of the Duomo. In the room you can find the restorers at work with their spatulas and chisels still dirty and smelling of stucco. As you reach the top of the Cupola and admire up close the stunning Last Judgment frescoes, relax and enjoy an amazing 360° view from the top!
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Departs: 2:30 p.m. - Returns: 4 p.m.