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Skip the line: Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi Dome Climb with Opera Museum and Baptistery

180 hours


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Skip the line: Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi Dome Climb with Opera Museum and Baptistery

Explore the Accademia with a Skip the line entry to see the breath-taking grandeur of Michelangelo’s “David”, enjoy the spectacular view of the entire city by climbing to the top of Florence Brunelleschi’s Dome and admire the fascinating artworks in the Opera Museum and Baptistery , including a Pietà by Michelangelo and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise

This exclusive unique tour that combines the two main highlights of Florence will leave you astonished by the art by Michelangelo’s, and make you fall in love with Florence once you see the landscape from the Cupola rooftop

Stand in awe over these Renaissance historic treasures at one of Florence’s most popular museums on this guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Take a tour of the gallery to encounter its outstanding Michelangelo’s original ‘David’ sculpture; scout among the works by artists like Giambologna and Botticelli.

Listen to the astonishing storytelling commentary from your experienced English-speaking guide, who will let you feel you will be in a different era watching the artist sculpts his artwork in front of you.

In the next stop, get priority admission and discover the octagonal Baptistery of Saint John, one of the ancient buildings in Florence, built in the Florentine Romanesque style. You will be able to admire its golden mosaics decorated on the ceiling, its exquisite marble floorings and the lavish Zodiac, rich in mysteries and meaning.

Witness the detailed work on the panels. Learn how these are not the original gleaming bronze doors, but the authentic East Doors are currently on display in the museum, called the Gates of Paradise.

Take the opportunity to admire the important works of art that reside in the Opera Museum, a site that collects hidden gems from the Duomo Complex.

6,000 square meters of surface assembled into 28 rooms and divided over three floors: a glorious unique venue in the world that for the first time are presented in an adequate and breathtakingly way according to the sense for which they were created.

A museum within a museum, an assembly of art and history that has no equal in the world.

Skip the lines to climb the 463 steps to the top of Florence’s Dome at your own pace: marvel at the impressive view over the entire city and the Tuscan Hills, only a limited number of people per day is allowed! Finally, explore by yourself the whole Duomo Complex (Duomo Cathedral, Giotto Tower and the Baptistery) with your 72-hour valid ticket.

What you can expect


Start this astonishing artistic tour and see one of Florence’s treasures by Michelangelo in the greatest detail. You will discover the artwork of Michelangelo’s magnificent David, the symbol of the city of Florence. We will delight you with the secrets and entertaining stories that only these professional guides know. Thanks to the skip the line entrance ticket, your quick entry is guaranteed which ordinary visitors don’t get.

Let your guide introduce you to the history of the majestic octagonal Baptistery of St. John, best known for its ceiling decorated with golden mosaics and its gleaming bronze doors, called the Gates of Paradise and discover important details about Florence.

You will then enjoy a privileged access to the fascinating Opera del Duomo Museum, that hosts the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures in the world: where it exhibits the gates of the Baptistery, Donatello’s sculptures, the original dome’s wooden scaffoldings, and other medieval and Renaissance artworks by the leading artists of the era, a treasure of over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history.

Most of the masterpieces on display were specifically designed to adorn the interior or exterior of the Duomo monumental complex: the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Among the others, you will get to admire the Michelangelo’s Pietà, that the artist himself mutilated and left unfinished at his death and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, not to be missed!

Before parting ways with your guide, you will receive the tickets to admire the world-famous Brunelleschi’s Dome, the entrance is set at 12 pm! Enter and start climbing the 463 steps to the top of the dome, at your own pace. On your way up, you will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the walls of the Cupola very closely, while once on top you’ll remain speechless while admiring the incomparable panoramic views over Florence; the Cupola is the highest point in the city centre, you will even see the Tuscan Hills… Don’t miss this opportunity, only a limited number of people per day can climb to the Dome! And… don’t forget to bring your camera!

Eager to see more? Feel free to use your 72-hour valid ticket to explore the other parts of the wonderful Duomo monumental complex, such as Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore!






  • - Skip the line Accademia Gallery
  • - Visit Florence Baptistery and admire its famous mosaics and bronze doors.
  • - Marvel at the Duomo Museum's original Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise
  • - Climb the Dome on your own thanks to reserved, skip-the-line, take to opportunity to observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco painted by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the cupola.
  • - Once on top, stay as long as you want to admire the panorama of the city and the Tuscan hills
  • - Discover the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with the explanation of your guide (from the outside)
  • - Admire masterworks by Michelangelo, Donatello and Ghiberti in the Opera del Duomo Museum
  • - Entrance tickets for the whole complex (valid for 72h) including Duomo Cathedral, bell tower (Giotto's Campanile).
  • - Small-group tour


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Sites visited

  • - Gallery of the Academy of Florence – Skip-the-line
  • - The Baptistery of St. John
  • - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (from outside)
  • - The interior of Opera del Duomo Museum of Florence
  • - The iconic Renaissance Cathedral Brunelleschi Dome