Enjoy our exclusive Dome Experience Skip the line tour with our local guide.
Climb to the top of the Cupola with the commentary of our expert guide to see the inside of the Dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence.
Take note that no elevator is available, You should climb 463 steps from the entrance till the Top.
The history of this Monument is ancient and particular. It started in 1418 when it was announced a contest for the ideal dome design, with a handsome prize of 200 gold florins—and a shot at eternal fame—for the winner. Leading architects of the age flocked to Florence and presented their ideas. Brunelleschi was the winner and Lorenzo Ghiberti was a co-superintendent. The work was hard and with many obstacles. The project had been considered impossible from many engineers !!
On March 25, 1436, at the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Eugenius IV and an assembly of cardinals and bishops consecrated the finished cathedral.
Since then the Cupola has remained there as a symbol of the Florentine Renaissance.