Guided tour

Florence Dome, Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum Tour

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Florence Dome, Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum Tour

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From US$ 90.84 per person

Don't miss the ascent up to the Dome of Florence with its superb views, the interior of the Baptistry with its Bizantine golden mosaics, and the Dome Museum with original artworks by Donatello, Michelangelo and more. Book this tour now!

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb up the Brunelleschi Dome and skip the line
  • Enjoy the history of the whole Dome Monumental Complex and visit the cathedral from above
  • Be amazed by the golden Byzantine Mosaics of the Baptistery
  • See with your own eyes the original Paradise Doors inside the Museum
  • Dream in front of Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini
Full description

Florence is known for its unique Renaissance art and architecture. Tourists from around the world come to see the Santa Maria del Fiore Opera (Duomo Workshop), which is almost impossible to miss for those arriving into the city. In 1296, The Fabbriceria della Cattedrale di Firenze was founded by the Florentine Republic to oversee the construction of the Duomo and it is still responsible for its conservation today.

Meet your guide at the central door of the Cathedral of Florence. During this guided tour you will visit Baptistery and museum of Opera del Duomo, with the original Door of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance works.

Not only this, but you will also visit the Dome, without your guide. In this unforgettable place you will be able to see all of Florence and the surrounding countryside. From the inside of the Dome you can admire the frescoes by Vasari and the whole Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore from the top. Don't miss these incredible views! After the tour, you can climb the Bell Tower on your own with the same ticket within 72 hours.

Includes
  • Guided tour of Dome
  • Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum
  • 72 hour ticket validity to enter the Bell Tower
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    In front of the central door of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy. The guide will have a sign with the tour name.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    •  Please note that the ascent to the Dome is 464 steps with no elevator
    • Your visit to the Dome will be accompanied by a professional guide
    •  The ascent to the Bell Tower includes 414 steps with no elevator
    • Your visit to the Bell Tower is optional, and carried out on your own after the tour. You have 72 hours after the tour to visit the bell tower with the same ticket, no reservation needed
    • To access the Opera del Duomo Complex it is necessary to cover shoulders and legs
    • This tour does not provide discounts for children
    • This tour is not suitable for people who cannot climb the steps of the Dome (pregnant women, people with heart conditions, difficulty walking, etc.)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 22 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      3.5/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    The baptistry was being worked on so most of the inside was covered which was disappointing since it was the most elaborate building inside. The museum held some interesting pieces we likely wouldn’t have seen without the tour. Didn’t do the crypt portion as we’d been told there was little to see and headed to San Croce church instead. That was well worth admission.

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    October 21, 2019

    Was well worth it. Took about 2.5 hours.

    March 7, 2022

    Guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the entire experience unforgettable

    March 5, 2022

    Product ID: 200284