Discover the glory of the Florence Duomo on a 2-hour guided tour. Watch a fascinating documentary about the history of the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and get a 48-hour ticket to all the monuments of the Duomo complex, including the magnificent dome.
What to Expect
Explore the most important religious building in Florence on a 2-hour guided tour of the Duomo, and get 24-hour access to all the magnificent monuments of the Duomo complex on the Piazza del Duomo.
Once inside, your expert guide will show you shining examples of Byzantine mosaics and the cathedral’s magnificent marble floor. Discover the secrets of the Baptistery, the oldest monument of the Duomo complex and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.
At the start of the tour, watch an informative film inside an ancient rectory next to the cathedral that uses exclusive images and reconstructions to show how the Duomo complex, along with Florence as the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” has grown over the centuries.
Then, your “Opera del Duomo” guide (the only guide allowed) will let you climb to the enchanting “Matroneo” inside the Baptistery, an elevated gallery that was once reserved exclusively for women. Be captivated by dazzling mosaics and inlaid marble floors.
At the end of your tour, taste delicious Chianti wines and snacks of cheese and balsamic vinegar just steps from the cathedral.
Then, get a 48-hour ticket that allows you to return and visit the Duomo complex monuments on your own, including access to the dome by Brunelleschi, the Crypt of St. Reparata, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
- Introduction movie to the history of Florence and the Duomo complex
- 48-Hour entrance ticket to all the Duomo complex monuments (Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the crypt of Santa Reparata and Opera Museum)
- Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar tasting
In front of the Caffè Scudieri in Piazza di San Giovanni. This cafe stands in front of the Baptistery.
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