The cathedral accepts visitors from Monday to Saturday; it’s open from 10:45 AM to 4:30 PM. It is closed on Sundays and religious holidays.
This cathedral is open to the public throughout the year, so there is no wrong season to visit it. We recommend going there on weekdays or in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists and explore the cathedral in peace.
Santa Maria del Fiore is the third-largest cathedral in the world. Alongside the Baptistery of Saint John, Giotto’s Campanile, Opera del Duomo Museum, and Santa Reparata it’s a part of an architectural complex on Piazza del Duomo. Here are some of the things you can do in and around this cathedral:
Santa Maria del Fiore is at the heart of Florence on Piazza del Duomo. You can get there by bus, taxi, or on foot.
For example, you can reach this cathedral from Palazzo Pitti by boarding a Line 11 bus, then exiting at the Olio bus stop. From there, walk towards Piazza di San Giovanni, and you will see the cathedral in front of you.
Entry to the cathedral itself is free of charge. If you want to explore the dome, the campanile, the baptistry, or the museum, you need to purchase a separate ticket.