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Florence: Duomo Tour and Cupola Access

1. Florence: Duomo Tour and Cupola Access

Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s Duomo, considered one of the most important and gorgeous buildings in the world, on this guided tour. Start the tour by learning the fascinating stories of Florence and the cathedral from your licensed guide. Go inside and explore the interior decoration, learn how the Cupola was created, and admire the incredible fresco of Giorgio Vasari, the Last Judgment. After this, go inside the Baptistery, the holy place, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, where Dante Alighieri, the Medici Family, and other nobles and famous people were baptized. Following the guided tour, be led to the Cupola entrance, where you’ll be able to climb to the top at your own pace and admire The Last Judgment, the famous fresco by Giorgio Vasari. Once at the top, discover the breathtaking 360-degree panorama, from where you can see all of Florence.

Florence: Baptistery, Duomo Museum, & Cathedral Walking Tour

2. Florence: Baptistery, Duomo Museum, & Cathedral Walking Tour

Visit Florence's religious center on a guided tour inside the Baptistery, Cathedral (Duomo), and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Enjoy a comprehensive guided visit to the interior of Florence Cathedral, one of the largest and most important churches in the world. Construction began in 1296 and ended only in 1436, with the creation of the magnificent dome by Filippo Brunelleschi.  See the Baptistery, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, built in the Florentine Romanesque style. Then visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, a site that collects original masterpieces from the Duomo Complex. Among the most important works on display are the original Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti, and Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini. The museum also houses one of the largest collections of Donatello's work in the world. Finally, climb the three-storied Giotto's Belltower and admire the city skyline dominated by Brunelleschi's immense dome.

Florence: Guided Tour of Baptistery and Museum

3. Florence: Guided Tour of Baptistery and Museum

Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum in the heart of historic Florence. Take a guided tour of the Baptistery and the Opera Museum. Choose tour options where you see the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower or enter the Bell Tower.  Meet your guide in Piazza di San Giovanni and begin your Florentine adventure. On this guided tour you’ll be able to hear your guide’s commentary perfectly with the audio system that’s included.  Visit the Baptistry and the Opera Museum where you can admire the important works of art including Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise an 'The Deposition' by Michelangelo. Hear the story about how the artist mutilated this piece and left it unfinished at his death. 

Florence: Opera del Duomo Museum & Florence Baptistery Tour

4. Florence: Opera del Duomo Museum & Florence Baptistery Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover one of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore's lesser-known treasures, the Opera del Duomo Museum, on a guided tour. Complete your tour with a visit to the Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of San Giovanni. In the company of your guide, explore the wonders of the Opera del Duomo Museum. Marvel at sights such as Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini, and the Penitent Magdalene. As you stroll through the museum, discover the mysteries and legends that surround the construction of the world-renowned Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and learn about the race between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti. You will also have the opportunity to imagine, thanks to a faithful reconstruction of the position of the statues, how the Cathedral facade looked in the original plans. Finish your tour with a visit to the renowned Baptistery of San Giovanni where you can admire one of the largest mosaics in the world and the iconic Gates of Paradise.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour and 72-Hour Duomo Complex Pass

5. Florence: Guided Walking Tour and 72-Hour Duomo Complex Pass

Take a guided walking tour in Florence and enjoy full access to the Duomo Complex monuments. Walk the streets and discover the history of the Medici family. Enter into the Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Campanile, the Crypt, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Led by an expert local guide, discover the streets, squares, palaces, and monuments that have been the background of the Medici family's history and of its great artists, who have made Florence the world's most famous city of art. Find yourself at the spectacular Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political power since the Middle Ages, an open-air museum with magnificent palaces, a scenic fountain, and sculptural masterpieces of extraordinary beauty. Travel back to the time of the Medici’s splendors and admire the lively San Lorenzo district, where the family lived and where the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo are located. Enter inside its elegant Cloister designed by Brunelleschi. Gaze in awe at the unique Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art, and be fascinated by the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, sparkling with the gold of its ancient jewelry shops. Learn all the secrets and anecdotes of the Piazza del Duomo, a spectacular concentration of history, art, and spirituality. After the tour, get a pass that allows you to enter the Duomo by yourself, with access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the ancient Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto's Bell Tower and the extraordinary Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. There, witness the masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, Arnolfo di Cambio, Ghiberti, Ghirlandaio, Luca della Robbia and many others. So much beauty to discover, but be assured that you will have up to 72 hours from the selected date to visit all of them with no time constraints. 

VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

6. VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

Among the world famous artworks attracting the curiosity of international visitors to Florence, the Cathedral and its monuments are not to be missed for anyone who wants to understand Florence. Visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni, in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Dome of Brunelleschi, or the Giotto's Bell Tower, depending on the availability of the day. Your guide will begin with a tour of the outside wonders before moving inside to the Baptistery with the famous Gates of Paradise. Then continue with the entrance in the Cathedral, discovering the artistic beauty of the Cathedral, including a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata. At the end you will conclude the tour with the climbing to the Campanile di Giotto and Brunelleschi's Dome where you can enjoy the incomparable view of the city of Florence.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance to the Cathedral

7. Florence: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance to the Cathedral

Discover the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence with entrance and a guided tour. Learn the fascinating history of Florence and the construction of the building from your guide. Admire the frescoed ceiling and inner decor. Afterward, explore the sights of the city with a walking tour. Meet outside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, considered one of the most important and gorgeous religious structures in the world. Embark on a guided tour of the interior and learn how the Cupola was created. Look up at the incredible fresco of Giorgio Vasari's The Last Judgement. Discover how this UNESCO World Heritage site was built and how Filippo Brunelleschi created the unique Cupola, which is unrivaled anywhere. Afterward, stroll through the streets that inspired Dante Alighieri. Learn stories of the most powerful Italian family: the Medici, who changed the course of history. Take in the atmosphere of Florence, finishing at Ponte Vecchio, over the Arno River.

Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

8. Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

Come and explore the entire complex of the Dome of Florence on a private guided tour. Learn the history of the Dome and Duomo Complex, visiting the Opera del Duomo Museum, Baptistery and the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Without Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower climbs, this tour will be much more interesting and less strenuous. Through this private tour, you will be able to admire the Opera del Duomo Museum, which inside it contains the original doors of the Baptistery (including the door of paradise/golden door), the original statues of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower, such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Donatello's Maddalena. After the visit to the museum, you will visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence that still exists. Consecrated in 1059, it was dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, patron saint of Florence. Many Florentines were baptized there, including Dante Alighieri, the most famous Italian poet and father of the Italian language. The dome and apse of the Baptistery are decorated with splendid religious mosaics with a golden background. At the end of the tour you will be able to visit on your own the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Cathedral, skipping the long lines.

Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

9. Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

Discover Florence in a mysterious and unusual atmosphere as you retrace the places of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Learn all about Dante's Inferno, as the movie was inspired by the events narrated in the Divine Comedy, the historic poem by Dante Alighieri. Start the journey with a visit to the wonderful Boboli Gardens. Follow the steps of Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks and picture the different movie scenes. Also, visit Torre di Badia and the Dante Society. Just like in the thriller, explore the Palazzo della Signoria and the Baptistery of Florence to discover the mysteries that lie behind Florentine art.

Half-Day Private Tour in the Heart of Florence

10. Half-Day Private Tour in the Heart of Florence

Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will explore the most beautiful sights oh Florence. The guide will be at your disposal for the entire duration of the excursion, and you can ask any questions, stopping for pictures anywhere you want. The private tour starts at Florence Cathedral where you’ll see the famous dome. Overlooking the square, this imposing building (called “Duomo”) is the most important church in the city and is considered an authentic masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Take some time to admire the gold doors of the Baptistery of Saint John before setting off on the next leg of the journey of discovery. Next stop will be Piazza della Signoria, which has always represented the center of social and political life in Florence. During the route you will admire the picturesque corners of the city and the majestic marble statues and fountains of Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, the tour will be directed to the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. You can walk under its portico admiring the typical craft shops that are held here since ancient times. You'll also get the chance to visit Piazza della Repubblica, one of the highest scores of the urban reorganization that Florence has made during the Renaissance. The tour will conclude in the Dantesque district, one of the most characteristic places, where testimonials of Dante's life can still be traced.

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Our guide Claudio was brilliant. He explained all the details and brought everything to life. A highlight of our trip. Thoroughly recommend.

Beautiful historic site. Learned so much more by having our excellent guide with his history knowledge than if we did it on our own.

Excellent. Claudio has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the church, the artists and their works.

Claudio was fantastic. Would highly recommend him as your tour guide.

Guide was excellent in explaining the history about everything