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Florence “Duomo Complex” Guided Tour with Cathedral inside Visit

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience an incomparable journey through art, history, faith and mystery!
  • Get the priority access to the Cathedral during your guided visit
  • Admire the works of art of the greatest artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Florence
  • Learn everything about the Dome, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the spectacular Opera del Duomo Museum.
From: € 45.00
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Approx.
Start Time: 01:30pm
Season: from April to October
Meeting Point / Terminal: Caf Tour & Travel Store & Welcome Point - via dei Tavolini 15 red - 50122 Firenze View meeting point with Google Maps - Caf Tour & Travel Agency

This itinerary will take you through more than 1500 years of history, embracing all the monuments on the world-famous Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square): from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, to the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the St. John's Baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral. A unique chance to enjoy a truly exceptional cultural experience in the heart of Medieval and Renaissance Florence, a "tour of marvels" among the monuments of a square that is a concentration of art unlike any in the world. Inside Guided Visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Your guide will first comment the Baptistery dedicated to St. John, the Patron Saint of Florence. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in Florence (XI century) and home to the glittering golden mosaics that decorate the dome and a spectacular Matroneo (Women's Gallery). The outer façade is covered in Carrara and Prato marble and is enriched with the beautiful bronze doors, including a copy of the two known as the Gates of Paradise.                                            

As we leave the Baptistery, the tour proceeds with the comment about the elegant Giotto’s Bell Tower, covered in multi - colored marble and graced with a base decorated with a fabulous figurative cycle.

The tour will continue with the Cathedral, the guide will reveal then the secrets of the celebrated majestic Brunelleschi’s Dome, the largest masonry construction ever built, one of the city's icons. Once inside the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the third largest church in the world, you will admire the beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari adorning the inside of the Dome. Another masterpiece waits for you: one of the world's most important stained glass window cycles created by the greatest artists of the early Renaissance and magnificent works by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Maiano, Luca Della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Del Castagno and many others. 

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Professional Guide - monolingual Tour
  • Priority access to the Cathedral during the Guided Visit
  • Inside Guided Visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Mandatory:

Participants must present, together with the ID Card, their EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following:  to have received full vaccination;to have had Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months

Those who will not present the required documents, will not be entitled to any refund

  • We suggest to wear comfortable shoes
  • Appropriate clothing is mandatory to visit places of worship: access to the Cathedral is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: It is forbidden entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses.
  • Access is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks.

4.8 5 Reviews

Duomo Complex
Robert O'Donnell, 01/2020
This small group tour was amazing! Our guide was the best guide of the trip! A perfect beginning to our incredible trip to Florence!
Enthusiastic tour!
Monica London, 07/2019
The Guide was very knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic. And I would very much recommend this tour.
Informative tour of the Duomo
Erik Beth, 04/2019
I enjoyed this tour - I felt like I got to see the highlights of the Baptistery, Duomo and the museum, the guide was very knowledgeable and provided a good background summary of key historical events, and I really liked the way we got to see some of the original statues and the original Ghiberti doors in the museum at the end, as well as the Michaelangelo Pieta.
Very passionate guide
Summer O'Connor, 07/2019
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate and clearly communicated history and stories in a fun and engaging way. Thank you!
Una bella visita
Anita Dell'Uomo, 07/2019
Una bella visita, davvero completa, con una guida giovane, informata e davvero carina. Il tour è in inglese e visto che studio lingue da poco ho deciso di approfittarne. Sono rimasta affascinata dal museo dell'Opera, uno scrigno di tesori con una terrazza favolosa.
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