Guided tour

Duomo Complex Semi-private Tour with Bell Tower Climb

Guided tour

Duomo Complex Semi-private Tour with Bell Tower Climb

From US$ 106.14 per person

Embark on a guided tour of Florence Cathedral, with a focus on the Duomo Crypt, the Baptistery, and the cathedral museum. Learn about the city's history, and see artwork by Donatello and Michelangelo.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the Cathedral Crypt with archeological finds dating back to ancient Roman times
  • Enter one of the city’s oldest monuments to admire splendid medieval mosaics in the Baptistery
  • Visit the Cathedral Museum housing works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, and others
  • Learn how Brunelleschi’s dome was built; see the architect’s death mask and tools of the period
  • Climb the Bell Tower after the tour at your own pace with your museum pass
Full description
Come and discover how the Florentines managed to build the largest cathedral in all Christendom at the time of its completion. Begin in the crypt to explore the archaeological dig beneath the cathedral and see the remains of the old Basilica of Santa Reparata and the structure’s ancient foundations. Enter the legendary Baptistery that was built over the remains of the ancient Roman city and be amazed by its splendid medieval mosaics. Then Learn about the drive behind the construction of the huge dome that broke all the records. Step inside a reconstruction of the cathedral square featuring works by Donatello, Ghiberti, and others with the original sculpture of the old façade and the exquisite bronze doors of the Baptistery gilded in gold. See one of the last works by Michelangelo bearing his self-portrait and learn why it was never finished and why Michelangelo tried to destroy it. Our expert tour guide will lead the way to priceless works of art that have captured the faithful and amazed visitors for centuries. Enjoy a visit with a small group tour designed to show you the highlights of the complex at an easy, pleasurable pace.
  • 2-hour small group guided tour with a local expert guide
  • Entrance tickets for the Cathedral Crypt, Baptistery, Museum, and Bell Tower
  • Radio headset
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Piazza San Giovanni on the right side of the Baptistery next to the column across from street address number 6 (next to the Swatch Store). Your tour guide will be there with a yellow colored Florence Specialist flag. Please be present at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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Emanuela was a very knowledgable historian and friendly guide. Very highly recommended.

June 6, 2022

Product ID: 414642