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Florence Duomo Heritage and Mosaic Restoration Workshop

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2 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover where Michelangelo sculpted the world-famous statue of David
  • Admire the mosaic-covered interior of the octagonal dome of the Baptistery
  • Enjoy an introductory lesson about the creation and restoration of mosaics
You’ll find yourself back in Renaissance-era Florence on this fascinating guided tour of the Duomo’s ancient workshop. See where some of the greatest artists of the time worked and where craftsmen continue to create and restore important mosaics today.
What to Expect
On this 2-hour tour you’ll discover the place where the greatest artists of the Renaissance worked and where Michelangelo carved the world famous statue of David.

The laboratory is still in use today and many craftsmen dedicate their professionalism and passion to preserving and restoring the priceless heritage of the Duomo complex, using the same traditional tools and techniques.

Your tour includes an introductory lesson about the traditional creation and restoration of mosaics, as well as a visit to the Baptistery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, so you can appreciate the works of art in their original context.

Use your 24-hour ticket to explore the other wonders of the Duomo complex, including Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Opera Duomo Museum.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Mosaic creation and restoration lesson
  • Exceptional opening of the restoration workshop
  • Guided tour of the Baptistery with skip-the-line access
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral with skip-the-line access
  • Duomo complex ticket (24-hour validity) that includes the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Opera del Duomo Museum
Meeting Point

Piazza San Giovanni, 7 (black), next to the Buca San Giovanni restaurant

Know Before You Go
Note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument:
• Terraces: 153
• Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 plus 310 from the Terraces
• Giotto's Bell Tower: 414
• Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility

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