Prices of the Florence Duomo

If you want to calculate how much it might cost you to visit the Duomo of Florence in its entirety, here is the information you need.

Joaquín Montaño

Joaquín Montaño

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Prices of the Florence Duomo

Florence Duomo | ©Seondol Son

Visiting the Duomo of Florence is to know one of the most fabulous artistic spaces in the world, but it requires some prior information.

There are different types of tickets depending on the parts of the Duomo you want to see and, therefore, different prices. Here is a summary of everything so you can choose the option that best suits your taste.

Types of tickets for the Duomo of Florence

Exterior of the Dome| ©Vicente Camarasa
Exterior of the Dome| ©Vicente Camarasa

There are several types of tickets to enter the Duomo of Florence, whether you buy them at the ticket office or through Helloticket.

The Duomo is divided into several parts: the cathedral itself, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, the dome of Brunellesch and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Here are the different combinations to visit one or more of these areas:

  • Free entrance: you will only be able to enter the nave of the cathedral, but be prepared to queue for a long time and not to be able to move too much from the area that is allowed to be visited in this way. It does not require any kind of payment or reservation and you can visit it every day except Sundays and religious celebrations.
  • Full ticket: is the one you can get in person at the ticket office or on the official website of the Duomo of Florence, as well as on the Hellotickets website.
  • Full ticket + guide: you can also get it in person and online (but there is not always the option to do it in English). In addition, it is available on the Hellotickets website, an option with which you will not have to queue.
  • Full ticket without dome: also available in person at the ticket office or on the official website of the Duomo of Florence.
  • Cathedral + Museum + Baptistery: it is only possible to purchase it in person at the ticket office or on the official website of the Duomo of Florence.
  • Cathedral + guide + dome: you can buy it through Hellotickets and it is also without queues.

On the other hand, all the tickets you buy in advance are skip the line tickets, which will save you a considerable loss of time.

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Price comparison table

  • Free admission
  • Access to the cathedral only
  • Long queues for access
  • No reservation required
  • Complete entrance
  • Cathedral + dome + baptistery + bell tower + museum
  • From 48€.
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  • Full ticket + guide
  • Access to the same as the full ticket
  • From 95€
  • Book
  • Full ticket without dome
  • To be purchased at the ticket office
  • Also on the official website
  • From 20€.
  • Cathedral + Museum + Baptistery
  • To be purchased at the ticket office
  • Also on the official website
  • From 15€
  • Cathedral + guide + dome
  • No queues for access
  • From 111€
  • Book

How much do tickets cost at the ticket office?

One option to visit the Duomo is to buy tickets directly at the ticket office or online on the website of the complex. In the first case, keep in mind that it may not be a good idea, as the queues to do so can reach more than an hour and tickets are subject to availability. If, however, you choose this option, you will have to be at the official ticket office in Piazza del Duomo, 14/A.

If you prefer to buy them online you will find several options depending on the parts of the complex you want to visit. The recent change in the ticket format may not make it easy to purchase your tickets. Please note that you will have to indicate the date and time of your visit, but then you have another 3 days to complete it.

  • Ghiberti Pass: includes the Museum, the Baptistery and the remains of Santa Reparata). The price is 15 €.
  • Giotto Pass: you can visit all the monuments except the dome. It costs about 20 €.
  • Brunelleschi Pass: it is the most complete pass, since it allows the entrance to all the monuments of the complex. Remember that to go up to the dome you will have to indicate the specific time slot in which you want to do it. The price is around 30 €.

On the other hand, the Duomo also offers its visitors the possibility of guided tours, although there is not always the option of doing it in Spanish. Prices in this case also depend on the parts to be visited.

  • Guided tour of the Cathedral (English or Italian): the entrance fee is about 13 €.
  • Guided tour of the Baptistery and the Museum (Italian or English): about 25 €.

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How much are the tickets to the Duomo of Florence without queues and with ascent to the dome?

Euro tickets| ©Pixabay
Euro tickets| ©Pixabay

You can enter the cathedral without queues and go up to the fabulous Brunelleschi's Dome with an expert guide who will explain in detail everything you are seeing from 60 € with Helloticket.

With the offer I propose you will avoid those queues, saving time and comfort. Another advantage is the presence of a guide specialized in art who will tell you everything you need to know about what you are seeing, such as the wonderful frescoes of Vasari, to give just one example.

The climb to the dome included with this ticket is, in my opinion, a must for anyone visiting Florence. Apart from its own architectural value, from it you will have breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city.

What do these types of tickets usually include?

  • Skip the line entrance to the cathedral
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance to Brunelleschi's dome
  • Headphones

Why buy this ticket?

The best thing about choosing this ticket is the convenience of being able to enter without waiting in line. This convenience, moreover, increases when talking about climbing the dome, as there are usually very long waits, especially if you travel to Florence in August or other summer, spring and early autumn months.

Another great aspect to consider when traveling is to have an expert guide. Their explanations can often make all the difference when it comes to enjoying and learning from the visit.

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How much does a full Duomo ticket cost?

Interior decoration of the Duomo's dome| ©John W. Schulze
Interior decoration of the Duomo's dome| ©John W. Schulze

The most complete option to visit all the attractions of the Duomo costs about 91 €. This price includes a visit to the cathedral, the Baptistery, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's dome. As if this were not enough, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will explain the tour.

The advantages of this combined ticket begin even before entering the cathedral, as you will have the opportunity to walk around the Piazza del Duomo and listen to a series of explanations that will help you understand the history of the residential complex it houses.

Only the climb to the Dome, with its 463 steps, and Giotto's bell tower are done without a guide, so you can enjoy the views offered by the former at your own pace.

It is important to make a note of the time of the climb when making a reservation to go up to the dome, as the crowds make it necessary to book in advance. For this reason, if you have booked at the last minute it will not be possible to guarantee the climb.

What do these types of tickets usually include?

  • Expert guide so that you have information about what you see.
  • Entrance to the Baptistery: this is a Romanesque building built between the 11th and 12th centuries. The highlights are the bronze gates on the outside, as well as the interior mosaics.
  • Entrance to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: it contains original sketches of the construction of the Duomo, as well as original sculptures of the replicas that can be seen inside the cathedral.
  • Tour of the Cathedral.
  • Entrance to the Dome: designed by Brunelleshi, this construction is impressive for its beauty and for the technical difficulty it represented at the time. Inside, the frescoes in Mannerist style are by Vasari.
  • Giotto's Bell Tower was built in Gothic style between 1298 and 1359. Its name is due to the fact that Giotto was in charge of the marble covering.

Why buy this ticket?

The combined ticket is the perfect choice not to miss any of the important corners of the entire Duomo complex. With the guide you will get a much clearer idea of the history of this area, as well as its artistic value.

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How much is the entrance fee for a complete private tour without queues?

Inside the Church of Santa Reparata| ©Sailko
Inside the Church of Santa Reparata| ©Sailko

If you prefer not to go with a large group, you can book a private tour from 197 €. Although the price obviously increases, the advantages of spending 3 hours and a half learning the secrets of all the monuments that make up the Duomo complex are enough to make it worth it.

With this option that guarantees no waiting in line, you will begin by discovering all the secrets of the statues that decorate the facade of the cathedral thanks to the explanations of your guide.

Then, already inside, you will know all its corners, including the interesting Crypt of Santa Reparata, the remains of an ancient church before the cathedral in which are buried from popes to artists such as Brunelleshi.

Of course, you will also visit the Baptistery, the Dome and the Bell Tower. Finally, you will be able to enter the museum to see the works of art on display.

What do these types of tickets usually include?

  • Tickets by reservation without queues
  • Private tour guide expert in art history
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Santa Maria delle Fiori
  • Entrance to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Entrance to the Baptistery of San Giovanni
  • Entrance to the Brunelleschi Dome
  • Entrance to the Giotto's Bell Tower

Why buy this ticket?

If you are looking for a more direct, private and complete experience, this is your choice. The tour is perfect for those who not only want to see the art located in this complex, but also want to fully understand it.

The fact that you don't have to wait in line, on the other hand, will save you a lot of time that you can dedicate to seeing some of the other wonders of the city.

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Is there a combined ticket for the Duomo and other monuments?

Accademia Gallery| ©Dimitris Kamaras
Accademia Gallery| ©Dimitris Kamaras

Tickets that combine several monuments usually mean, in addition to more convenience, a saving on the total cost. In this case, you can visit, in addition to the Duomo, the Galleria dell'Accademia, including Michelangelo's David.

All this you will do from 93 € in groups of no more than 12 people and without having to wait in line to enter the monuments.

With your expert guide you can tour the nave of the cathedral and climb Brunelleschi's Dome. But the rest of the parts of the Duomo (Giotto's bell tower, the Baptistery and the whole square) will be explained to you from the outside.

Why buy this ticket?

This combined ticket has several advantages, starting with the smaller number of people in the group. With this, the guide's explanations will be more personalized and, in addition, the visits are more comfortable.

On the other hand, having the possibility to see two of the great attractions of Florence with a single reservation and without waiting in line, is already a great saving of time that you can spend exploring the streets of the city.

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Can I visit the Duomo with a tourist card?

Sunset at the Dome| ©Lucas Medina
Sunset at the Dome| ©Lucas Medina

At present, the Firenze Card no longer includes the Duomo in Florence, although it does include many other museums in the city. So you can no longer take advantage of its discounts to visit the monument.

Is it possible to visit the Duomo for free?

Going up to the Duomo| ©Vicente Camarasa
Going up to the Duomo| ©Vicente Camarasa

In principle, only the cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori can be visited for free. The rest of the monuments that make up the complex require you to purchase a ticket beforehand.

The only exception to this rule are:

  • Children under 7 years old.
  • Persons with disabilities (with proper documentation and subject to verification) and their caregiver.

Are there reduced rates to visit the Duomo?

Dome of the Duomo of Florence| ©Ilya Orehov
Dome of the Duomo of Florence| ©Ilya Orehov

The only people who can take advantage of a price reduction to enter the Duomo are children between the ages of 7 and 14 with:

  • The Brunelleschi Pass, which will cost them about 12 €.
  • The Giotto Pass, which costs 7 €.
  • And the Ghiberti Pass, which costs them about 5 €.

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