By visiting the Terraces of the Cathedral, the visitor will enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the North and South areas of the city center and its nearby hills while having access to places from which the visitor will be able to contemplate in detail the recently restored marble surfaces. Moreover, the visitor will pass near the large nineteenth-century rose window of the main facade and enjoy a close-up view of the lantern of the Baptistery, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower. During the passage between the North and South Terrace, the visitor will have the chance to enjoy the interior of the Cathedral from a height of around 30 meters while he contemplates the breathtaking view of some architectural elements and the splendid marble floor. The visit will finish within the Dead South Tribune, where a wooden scaffolding and some tools from the Brunelleschi construction workshop are displayed.
The Terraces can only be accessed on a contingent basis with one of our companions or guides, following the restricted rhythms of the slot and not independently. No lift is available and there are many steps. The climb is not recommended for people with a heart condition or suffering from dizziness and claustrophobia. Bulky backpacks and bags are not allowed. No cloakroom available. It is possible to reserve free admission for the person with difficulties, by writing to the email email@example.com or by contacting the cash desk in Piazza Duomo 14, subject to availability, against a certification document. Any gratuity for the companion is subject to further considerations. For privacy reasons, the email conversation will be deleted. For any paying people to match, we kindly ask you to make the purchase online.