THE GATE OF HEAVEN

A tour on the roofs of the Cathedral
‘Above’ the Cathedral
The “gate of heaven” opens up to visitors as though they were climbing the ladder in Jacob’s dream that reached up to heaven with “the angels of God ascending and descending on it”.
Itinerary

The Cathedral is opening its door to the very top of the building: a series of rooms never open to the general public before now, and indeed rooms to which no one has had access for centuries apart from the builders under the guiding hand of the great architects who have followed in one another’s footsteps down the ages. On reaching the area above the star-spangled vaults, one can walk “above” the nave and admire a series of magical panoramic views both “inside” and “outside” the Cathedral.The “gate of heaven” opens up to visitors as though they were climbing the ladder in the dream of Jacob who, when he awoke, exclaimed: “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven”.

OPENING TIMES THE GATE OF HEAVEN

From 1 April to 31 October
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Public Holidays: 1:30 am – 6:00 pm
The eve of Public Holidays: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Public Holidays: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm
The eve of Public Holidays: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

From 26 December  to 6 January
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Public Holidays: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm
The eve of Public Holidays: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

DURING UNCOVERING THE FLOOR
From 27 June to 31 July and from 18 August to 18 October
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Public Holidays: 09:30 am – 6:00 pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
The Gate of Heaven ticket can be purchased exclusively online or at the ticket office based on remaining availability.

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Information, reservations and ticket sales

+39 0577 286300
TICKETS

Immediate access to the masterpieces of the Monumental Complex of the Duomo, reducing waiting times

A SINGLE TICKET THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO THE CATHEDRAL ROOFS AND TO ALL THE MUSEUMS OF THE COMPLEX

FREE AUDIOGUIDE
Directly on your smartphone

FULL PRICE
01/04 – 06/01: € 20,00

REDUCED TICKET (CHILDREN FROM 7 TO 11 YEARS OF AGE)
01/04 – 06/01: € 5,00

FREE (CHILDREN UP TO 6 YEARS OF AGE)

Remember to always consult the rules of conduct before accessing the tour.

A SINGLE TICKET THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO ALL THE MUSEUMS OF THE COMPLEX.

Valid for three consecutive days from the date of issue.

FREE AUDIOGUIDE
Directly on your smartphone

FULL PRICE
01/01 – 26/06; 01/08 – 17/08; 19/10 – 31/12: € 13,00

during floor uncovering
(27/06 – 31/07; 18/08 – 18/10): € 15,00

REDUCED TICKET (CHILDREN FROM 7 TO 11 YEARS OF AGE)
01/01 – 31/12: € 2,00

FREE

  • Children up to 6 years of age
  • Siena municipality residents and born
  • Journalists
  • Disabled visitors (+ one carer per visitor)
  • Clerics of both genders
  • Students of University of Siena and University for Foreigners of Siena
  • Parish groups of the Archdiocese of Siena with a letter from the parish priest
THE CULT

The Duomo is by definition the house that welcomes the Christian community gathered for liturgical celebrations. Therefore the Cathedral is always accessible to the faithful for prayer through the Door of Forgiveness.

HOLY MASS TIMES

Weekdays: 9:30 am (Chapel of Our Lady of the Vow)
Holidays and days before holidays: 8:00 / 11:00 / 12:15 / 18:00 (Summer 18:30)

In the periods when the floor is uncovered, Holy Masses are celebrated in the church of the Santissima Annunziata:
Weekday: 9:30 am Holidays: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

For times on the occasion of solemnities or special events see the news section.

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