Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence

Visit Florence and the Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence, the largest in the world

The Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence is the undisputed symbol of the city, situated on the top of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and built on the project by the brilliant artist Filippo Brunelleschi starting from 1418.

From the top of the highest building of Florence, which can be reached by climbing 463 steps, (no elevator), there is a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding hills. Then, inside the dome, it is possible to admire closely the beautiful frescoes dedicated to the Last Judgement made by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.

Still today the technique used for the construction of the Dome remains a mystery. Check out this video for more information.

The entrance to the Dome is located on the north side of the Cathedral and you cannot access from inside.

The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart, vertigo and claustrophobia.

Opening time:
8:30 to 12:30
Saturdays: 8:30 to 17:00
Sunday: 13:00 to 16:00
Closed: every first Tuesday of the month.

For the latest information always consult the official website of the monument

There is only a cumulative ticket to enter to the Brunelleschi’s Dome that allows, beyond the entrance to the latter, also the access to the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The cost is € 15,00

Only for the entrance to the Brunelleschi’s Dome is necessary to book the visiting hour.

Instead, the entrance inside the Basilica is free.

The bed and breakfast in Florence Palazzo Ruspoli is located at twenty metres away from the Duomo of Florence. We are in the heart of the historical centre, in a strategic location close to all most important monuments of the city.

For any information we are at your disposal. You can contact us on the phone at 055.2670563, e-mail from or by filling the following fields. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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9 February 2017