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Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence: a masterpiece of architecture and a breathtaking view

The Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence which dominates the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a unique building in the world made on a design by Filippo Brunelleschi starting from 1418 in about eighteen years.

You will have the chance to climb up on top through 463 steps (no elevator) and enjoy so a breathtaking view on the city and the surrounding hills and admire closely the frescoes inside the Brunelleschi’s Dome on the Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari. The Dome has a diameter of 45.5 metres, the same of the Baptistery of S. Giovanni, next to the Cathedral. If you are curious to know the technical details give a look at this funny video.

Some useful info on the Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence

The entrance to the Dome is located on the north side of the Cathedral and you cannot access from inside.

The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart, vertigo and claustrophobia.

Opening time:
8:30 to 12:30
Saturdays: 8:30 to 17:00
Sunday: 13:00 to 16:00
Closed: every first Tuesday of the month.

For the latest information always consult the official website of the monument>>

There is only a cumulative ticket to enter to the Brunelleschi’s Dome that allows, beyond the entrance to the latter, also the access to the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The cost is € 15,00

Only for the entrance to the Brunelleschi’s Dome is necessary to book the visiting hour.

Instead, the entrance inside the Basilica is free.

For any information we are at your disposal. You can contact us on the phone at 055.27370 (it will answer the PABX of the Hotel Brunelleschi), by email at or by filling the following fields. We will reply you as soon as possible.

See you in Florence for an unforgettable visit to the Brunelleschi’s Dome and we remind you that you will enjoy your stay if you book directly from this website your favourite holiday home at the best price guaranteed.

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Brunelleschi’s Dome