In Florence, on Wednesday 7 August 1420, the Opera del Duomo, under the watchful eye of Filippo Brunelleschi, began the construction of the Cathedral Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore. Even today, this mysterious and fascinating building for its history and its particularity, represents the largest dome in the world in masonry: built with bricks, with its famous "herringbone".
The guided tour, carried out by the specialized personnel of Opera, with the help of drawings, photos and graphic reconstructions will take place at the foot of the Dome, in the space below and adjacent to the central choir - within a space usually closed to the public -, where it is possible to admire it in its complete breadth. Following an introduction to the construction of the Cathedral, for a total duration of about 45 minutes, the participant will then have the right of priority access to the ascent to the Dome independently.
- Santa Maria del Fiore and its dome
- Cost (€)
- 30,00 € per person (15.00 € reduced until 14 years old). The cost includes the entrance ticket to the Dome and the guided tour.
- 45 minutes
- Meeting point
- Porta della Mandorla, North side of the Cathedral
- Notes accessibility
For the visit it is necessary to have appropriate clothing for a place of worship. The visit to the dome it is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, claustrophobia or vertigo, or pregnant women. You go up through the stairs: there are 463 steps.
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