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The Duomo is one of Florence’s most iconic and visited landmarks, attracting millions of tourists annually. Its architectural beauty, historical importance, and the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome for panoramic views draw large crowds.

Come and visit Florence’s famous Duomo di Firenze. Save up to 2 hours when you buy Skip The Line Tickets for Duomo in advance. Save precious time, simply show your phone skip-the-line tickets. If you’re already in Florence, we recommend bypassing the crowds, skipping the lines, and getting an English-guided tour – plus access to the Secret Terraces! Buy the cheapest Skip The Line Advance Tickets for Duomo here.

Waiting Times at Duomo di Firenze

Skip the incredibly long lines and step inside one of Italy’s biggest & most famous churches and discover the largest brick dome ever constructed! The Cathedral is the largest building in medieval Europe and the fourth largest in all of Europe in the present day.

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How to Skip The Line at Duomo?

Here are the six smartest and most effective tips to skip the line at the Duomo in Florence.

Book Skip-the-Line Tickets via our site and purchase them in advance. This should include access to multiple areas of the Duomo complex.

Choose tickets Timed Entry Tickets with a specific entry time to avoid long waits and ensure a smooth visit.

Consider Combination Passes like the Opa Si Pass, which provides access to all the monuments in the Duomo complex with priority entry.

Join a Guided or Private Tour and opt in for guided tours that include skip-the-line access. These tours not only save you time but also provide in-depth information and context about the Duomo.

Alternatively you can book Small Group Tours which are smaller group sizes and that often means quicker access and a more personalized experience.

Purchase the Firenze Card, which includes skip-the-line access to various attractions in Florence, including the Duomo. This card is valid for 72 hours and covers over 70 museums and sites in the city.
The card allows you to bypass the regular lines, saving significant time. You can book this card here.

Bonus Tips to minimize your waiting time at Duomo
Early or Late Visits: Arrive early in the morning (around opening time) or late in the afternoon to avoid peak crowds.
Avoid Peak Times: Try to visit on weekdays rather than weekends and avoid public holidays and peak tourist seasons.

By using these strategies, you can make the most of your visit to the Duomo and spend less time waiting in line.

Note: Proper attire is pretty much non-negotiable. No bare shoulders and short skirts. Bring a shawl or scarf if you’re planning to wear a spaghetti top so you can cover your shoulders as people do get turned away, especially from the Cathedral and Baptistry.

Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Duomo

Opening Hours Duomo:

Cathedral: Monday-Saturday: 10:15 am – 4:45 pm (closed on Sundays)
Dome: Monday-Friday: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm; Saturday: 8:15 am – 5:15 pm; Sunday: 12:24 pm – 5:15 pm.
Museum: Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (closed on Mondays).

Best Time to Visit:

Weekdays: Weekdays generally experience fewer crowds compared to weekends. Opt for early mornings (right after opening) or late afternoons (near closing) for potentially shorter wait times.
Avoid Peak Season: If possible, avoid visiting during peak tourist season (June-August) when crowds are generally larger.

All of the monuments have different opening and closing hours and these may change on different days of the year, so it’s best to check the official website before your visit. It’s also best to visit the monuments well before closing time as some don’t permit entry within a certain time frame before closing. The best time to visit the Duomo in Florence is when it opens in the morning.

The Museum is closed on the first Tuesday of each month.

How To get to Duomo

  • Train

    Closest Station: Santa Maria Novella
    Frequency: Every 10 minutes
    If you are coming from the main train station, Santa Maria Novella, it is a short walk of about 15 minutes to reach the Duomo.

  • Bus

    Closest stop: Piazza Del Duomo
    Frequency: Once a day
    Hop on to the C2 from the Santa Maria Novella train station or the C3 bus from Piazza San Marco and hop off at Piazza del Duomo, which is a short walk from the cathedral.

  • Car

    For a swift journey to Duomo Florence, take A50/E35/E62 from Via Pinerolo and continue on A1 until Viale Etruria in Firenze.
    From Viale Etruria, navigate through Viale Francesco Talenti and Via del Moro, leading you to Via de’ Cerretani, a stone’s throw from the Duomo. Be mindful of Florence’s ZTL (restricted traffic zones) to avoid fines; always check local signs. Parking lots are nearby (250m)

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