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Florence: Baptistery, Duomo Museum, Cathedral, & Belltower

1. Florence: Baptistery, Duomo Museum, Cathedral, & Belltower

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: Early Access Michelangelo's David and Duomo Climb

2. Florence: Early Access Michelangelo's David and Duomo Climb

Skip-the-line access to two of Florence’s most iconic sites. With an expert local guide, see some of the greatest art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance and get a deeper context that will help you more fully appreciate each aspect. Visit Michelangelo’s David before the crowds show up, enjoy exclusive access to the famed Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral's terraces, and climb that incomparable dome, all without waiting in line. Begin close to the Accademia Gallery in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide. Breezing past the long line, you’ll head straight inside. Marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David as well as his unfinished “Slaves” sculptures, each of which grants you incredible insight into the mind of a master. After leaving the museum, stop at Piazza del Duomo outside the Baptistery and check out the incredible bronze-cast doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti, coined the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo. Continue on to the jewel of Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with a special skip-the-line entrance. Once inside, your guide will unveil some of the secrets behind the architecture before leading you up to the terraces, an exclusive space rarely visited by the general public. Finally, once the guided tour concludes on the terrace level, you’re welcome to continue your journey up to the top of Florence by climbing to the top of the dome. Starting from this level gives you a head start past the long lines down below, so you’ll be soaking up spectacular views of the city.

Florence: Accademia, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Cathedral Tour

3. Florence: Accademia, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Cathedral Tour

Experience the best of Florence on a tour of the Accademia Gallery and the famous Duomo Cathedral, with the option to climb Brunelleschi's dome. Choose between a small group tour or a private tour tailored to your needs. Head in faster to the Accademia Gallery with pre-reserved tickets from a separate lane. Discover the story of Michelangelo's David and its creator. Learn about the legacy of the ruling Medici family and how this collection was gifted to the people of Florence. See the impressive masterpiece, standing at over 17 feet tall and depicting the biblical hero David, poised and ready to take on the giant Goliath. Enter the stunning Cathedral from a separate entrance for small groups and marvel at the breathtaking art and architecture. Learn about the history and significance of this iconic landmark, and uncover its secrets and hidden gems alongside an expert guide. Choose to climb Brunelleschi’s Dome with pre-reserved timed tickets. Have priority access to climb the 463 steps of this famous Cupola. Admire the grandiose arched structure above you, which was constructed without scaffolding. Once inside, you can also take in the wonderful frescoes of The Last Judgment by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, still among the largest fresco paintings in the world! At the top of the Dome, enjoy breathtaking views of Tuscany and Florence as you soak up the best experience in the city. With the Brunelleschi Pass, valid for 72 hours, you can also visit the Museum and the Baptistery of the Duomo after your tour has ended.

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

4. 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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What people are saying about Porta del Paradiso

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,339 reviews

We had an excellent tour with Lucia (sorry if I am misspelling her name) with a Florence Pass. She was super knowledgeable and friendly and was very patient with my dad’s many questions. The Duomo Museum pass is good for 48 hours, so you can come back! Also, at the start of the tour, they asked if we wanted to climb the bell tower ( included in the price), and if not, would refund those folks 10 Euros, so it’s an honest company. Highly recommend!

Martina was our guide! Fun, knowledgeable, and friendly! We learned so much, that we felt we had a behind-the-scenes tour!

Claudio was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting and informative.

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

This was a good tour but be prepared to wait in some long lines.