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Florence Cathedral: Tour with Cathedral Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome

1. Florence Cathedral: Tour with Cathedral Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome

Explore the marvels of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence with an expert guide. Learn about the cathedral's construction and artworks, and admire breathtaking views over the city from Brunelleschi's Dome. Begin with a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Avoid wasting time waiting in the ticket line and enter the Duomo accompanied by a licensed guide. After your quick entry, discover the superb works of art preserved inside the cathedral.  Then, enjoy the chance to go to one of the cathedral's exclusive terraces, where you can take in the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi's Dome. Find out about the techniques Brunelleschi used to create this architectural wonder. Without any additional waiting in line, climb even higher up to the magnificent Dome to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of Florence.

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Florence: Best of Florence Tour with Michelangelo's David

2. Florence: Best of Florence Tour with Michelangelo's David

Journey through the heart of Renaissance Florence, exploring the galleries and piazzas of the city center. As you gaze up at Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo and see Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, you will discover why Florence has enchanted its visitors over the centuries.  In Florence, the masterpieces are not only inside the galleries and churches but outside too, in the piazzas and streets. Walk through some of the most beautiful parts of the city. Cross the ancient Ponte Vecchio and stroll through Piazza della Signoria and learn how art and politics have always been closely intertwined in the Renaissance city. Your expert guide will show you some of Florence’s greatest artistic treasures including a set of doors so beautiful that they came to be known as the Gates of Paradise. 

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Florence: Bell Tower, Baptistery & Duomo Museum Tour

3. Florence: Bell Tower, Baptistery & Duomo Museum Tour

This tour begins at Giotto’s amazing Bell Tower, which is almost as tall as the Dome itself. At the top of the Campanile, your tour guide will tell you about the Opera del Duomo complex. Admire the unbelievable view from the top. Next, descend the tower and explore the Cathedral's beautiful exterior. Make a stop at the Baptistery to see its famous golden vault doors and hear the story behind them. This is where Dante Alighieri, one of the most famous Renaissance poets, and many more Renaissance men were baptized. Then head to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo to see the original masterpieces that once stood in the cathedral. Inside the museum are Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini, the Cantories of Donatello, Luca della Robbia, and the so-called "Facciatone", which is Arnolfo’s 14th-century life-size facade. See the original Ghiberti's Paradise Gate, Donatello's Magdalene, and the original decorations of Giotto's. 

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Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

4. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital, thanks to engaging storytelling by expert local guides. Discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can find the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Visit the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Next, admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo.  Admire the impressive cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Walk along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Then continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia, and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.

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Florence: Dan Brown's Inferno 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Florence: Dan Brown's Inferno 2-Hour Walking Tour

On this 2-hour guided walking tour you’ll follow in the footsteps of Robert Langdon, the main protagonist in Inferno, Dan Brown’s latest best-selling novel. Set on the streets and in the districts of Florence, this is an authentic and original program that takes you to locations that are intimately associated with the book. Your guide will reveal the secrets of the Inferno by telling you about the mysteries of Dante, the Florence Cathedral, the Gates of Paradise, the undiscovered sites of Pallazzo della Signoria and other monuments on the route through Florence. The story will unfold as your guide takes you to the medieval squares and along the streets of this atmospheric Renaissance city.

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Florence: Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery

6. Florence: Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery

The morning part of your full-day tour begins with a guided visit of the Accademia Gallery. Learn why Michelangelo's David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what the statue represented in its time. Enjoy a close encounter with timeless works of art and get the inside story of the life and times of Michelangelo, the consummate artist of the Renaissance. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own to explore further and have lunch. The second part of the tour begins in the early afternoon. You’ll enjoy a complete introductory tour to the city and 2,000 years of Florentine history. Learn about the city’s Roman origins, and see the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, and Brunelleschi magnificent Dome that overlooks the Baptistery's golden Gates of Paradise. After the walking tour you’ll visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s top art museums. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the works of the great artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and others. Admire well-known paintings that you have seen all your life in books, magazines, and on TV. Learn the secrets of the craft, techniques, and tools of the artists. When you encounter the incredible wealth of artworks of the period, you can understand why Florence is known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

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Florence Duomo Tour: Baptistery and Museum

7. Florence Duomo Tour: Baptistery and Museum

Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Duomo complex (Cathedral and Museum) in the heart of historic Florence. Your licensed guide will take you on a tour of the Duomo, the Baptistery, and the Opera Museum. You'll also see the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower. On this guided tour you’ll be able to hear your guide’s commentary perfectly with the audio system that’s included. If you like you can climb to the top of the bell tower. The tour includes visits to the Cathedral, Baptistry, and the Opera Museum. Admire the important works of art that reside in the Opera Museum including The Pietà by Michelangelo that he himself mutilated and left unfinished at his death and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise.

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Florence Afternoon Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Tour

8. Florence Afternoon Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Tour

This tour of Florence, the center of the Italian Renaissance, begins in the early afternoon in the city center of Florence. During the 3.3 hours, you’ll learn many of the facts and some of the secrets of 2,000 years of Florentine history, from the city’s Roman origins to its 15th-century palaces. Take a stroll from the Ponte Vecchio through the famous Uffizi courtyard to Brunelleschi’s Dome, the architectural wonder that overlooks the Baptistery's golden Gates of Paradise. After the walking tour, you’ll visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s top art museums. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many more. You’ll have the opportunity to admire world-famous paintings close-up. In addition, you’ll learn about the craft, techniques, and tools of the artists. As you take in the incredible collection of the Uffizi you’ll come to understand why Florence is called the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

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Florence Duomo 2-Hour Monumental Tour

9. Florence Duomo 2-Hour Monumental Tour

Travelers from around the world flock to Florence each year to see the Santa Maria del Fiore Opera Complex, a unique representation of Renaissance artwork, also known as the Duomo. In 1296, The Fabbriceria della Cattedrale di Firenze was founded by the Florentine Republic to oversee the construction of the Duomo and is responsible for its conservation. Explore the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Porta del Paradiso, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Dome of Brunelleschi, and Giotto's Bell Tower with your guide. Next, head to the New Museum of the Opera del Duomo with the original Door of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance works before ascending up the Dome.

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Florence: Guided Walking Tour

10. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of history in the city center. Hear about the city’s Roman origins and visit landmark attractions, such as a 15th century palace, the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.” Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from an expert guide. 

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What people are saying about Porta del Paradiso

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,339 reviews

Best way to see Florence! Our guide Carmen was amazing and so knowledgeable, she tailored our tour to accommodate to a slightly slower pace since my parents couldn’t walk too fast. She answered all the questions we had along the way and even provided tips for places to go see on our own during the rest of our visit in Florence. Her voice was very soothing and easy to listen and my family and I enjoyed spending the day with her exploring the city. Entrance to the museums was faster and the galleries were even more interesting and enjoyable thanks to our guide. Will definitely recommend!

Mateo met us at the appointed time in an easy to find location. His commentary and insights during the visit to the Accademia were focused on a select group of artworks and permitted a more in-depth enjoyment of the selected works, of course, Michelangelo's David being a centerpiece. The access to the terrace during our Duomo visit was a special treat as well as the visit to the top of the dome. 3 and 1/2 hours well-invested.

It was a wonderful experience the guide was excellent she was obviously very passionate about Florence and answered all our questions she was also engaging by asking us questions to involve us would recommend this tour to everyone it was fascinating we learned so much

Small group, friendly guide, lots of information. We liked it very much!

Excellent guide. He was able to underline the important aspects.