Museo della Misericordia

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Florence: Duomo Guided Tour with Direct and Dedicated Access

1. Florence: Duomo Guided Tour with Direct and Dedicated Access

Make the most of direct and dedicated access to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and explore the inestimable artistic treasures within with a professional guide. Visit the nearby Museo della Misericordia after with an included entrance ticket. Upon entrance to the cathedral, be struck immediately by the elegance of the 3 naves. Following the lead of your official guide, admire the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello, and the complexity of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno. Walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles, then, looking up, marvel at Brunelleschi's famous Dome, the largest ever-built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Appreciate the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari before concluding your cathedral tour. At the Piazza del Duomo, next to the cathedral, you'll also have the chance to visit the Museo della Misericordia and the opportunity to take scenic photos from the fourth floor of the museum. After the guided visit, use your app-guide (if option selected) to freely explore the Duomo Complex monuments for yourself. Discover the rich history of the amazing Duomo Square and its unique monuments: the Cathedral, the Brunelleschi Dome, the Giotto Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

2. Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

Discover the heart of Florence and learn all the secrets and the history that lies behind the Duomo Complex. Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th Century. Your local guide will show you the main sights while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was created. You’ll also visit the Duomo Museum in which you’ll discover masterpieces of Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. This is the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world. Last but not least, admire the stunning Baptistry of San Giovanni, one of the most ancient churches in Florence, which sits opposite the city's cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore and its incredible East Door - that Michelangelo called the Gates of Paradise.

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

3. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

Florence is literally dotted with ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS and WORKS OF ART. On our tour, you will admire firsthand the sites and monuments that have made Florence one of the most visited destinations in the world. To start your tour, you will head to REPUBBLICA SQUARE, one of the most elegant and historically important “piazzas” in Florence, overflowing with refined cafés and luxury shopping. Follow your guide through the characteristic streets and picturesque alleys until you reach LOGGIA DEL MERCATO NUOVO, where your guide will demonstrate a symbol of good luck by caressing the nose of the famous PORCELLINO (wild boar) BRONZE STATUE. On this tour, you will learn all sorts of local legends, fascinating stories, and unexpected facts about Florence. Right around the corner, your guide will lead you to the intriguing PONTE VECCHIO - a true icon of the city. This bridge is famous for its exclusive jewelry stores, unique structure, and for being the only bridge spared during the bombings during the Second World War. Then, follow your guide to ACCADEMIA DEI GEORGOFILI and UFFIZI SQUARE, where you will discover the heart of Florence - SIGNORIA SQUARE. This true open-air museum is dominated by the imposing PALAZZO VECCHIO and the magnificent LOGGIA DEI LANZI, home to fascinating statues such as PERSEUS by Cellini and the RAT OF THE SABINE WOMEN by Giambologna. Your journey through Florence will lead to SAN GIOVANNI SQUARE, home of the wonderful FLORENCE CATHEDRAL and BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME, as well as the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. Continue your tour by visiting the INTERIORS OF THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE, saving your time by SKIPPING THE LONG QUEUES at the entrance and taking advantage of your expert guide, who will reveal all the secrets of this immense wealth of art and architecture.

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What people are saying about Museo della Misericordia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide ! Erica shared insightful info about the cathedral and many interesting details which helped us get a better understanding of the cathedral’s unique structure and story. Visiting without her would have been a shame :) Would also recommend getting the full tour, baptistery and the museum as well, since there is some valuable knowledge to get there !

The tour was famtastic! Simple, yet truly informative and easy to follow! The guide, Emanuella, was very helpful and patient with all of our questions and she gave us all great tips about the city as well! Totally recommend the tour

The cathedral itself is to be forgotten inside - despite the dome fresco by Vasari (partly). The originals are in the museum. The long queuing doesn't pay off at all. The museum is impressive, as is the baptistery.

Very pleasant guide, perfectly correct English which allows you to understand. The wire cutter makes it possible not to wait and to go into corners not normally accessible. I recommend

Good tour, good view of the dome of the cathedral. Direct access to the cathedral without waiting.