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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: Guided City Bike Tour

2. Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

Explore the heart of Florence on a guided bike tour around the city’s most unforgettable spots. Ride down characteristic streets, through popular squares, and across historic bridges. Learn about the city through commentary from your local guide. The itinerary begins where the Medici family began to wield their power in Florence. See their stately palace and the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Next, pass by the medieval baptistery on your way to Piazza della Republica, the site of the ancient forum where the city’s history began. Then, reach the Arno River stopping to admire the Renaissance architecture. Cross the bridge designed by Michelangelo and get a stunning view of the famous Ponte Vecchio. Continue on to explore the other side of town. Ride through Piazza Santo Spirito and stop to admire the grand Pitti Palace. Ride alongside the Arno to cross back over the river and proceed to Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria. Later, head to Cathedral Square as the tour circles around the landmark site with its incredible dome.

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Florence: Private Museums, Duomo, Palaces Renaissance Tour

3. Florence: Private Museums, Duomo, Palaces Renaissance Tour

During the Renaissance, Florence had wealthy families that helped this era flourish and one of them was the Strozzi family. Their palace was built as a symbol of power over one family in specific, the Medicis, and as soon as you step foot in this place, you can see why. Walk through its courtyards and listen to the incredible stories of rivalry between these two families. Ready for a hidden gem? Step into a quiet square where you can find unique architectural masterpieces that represent different times throughout the era of the Renaissance. There are three buildings that stand out, of three different families and each with an interesting story. After all that history, you deserve a tasty treat. Enjoy the best gelato in town, made daily and with exclusive flavors. Two highlights you cannot miss in Florence and that exude Renaissance history are the Signoria Square and Palazzo Vecchio. This square is a political cradle of the Renaissance and each of the statues here have a political connotation. Go to Dante’s district and get a more intimate look at his life. Follow his footsteps, and hear stories about his muse Beatric.   To complete your trip back in time, go to Brunelleschi's Dome and check out this masterpiece that to this day surprises even experts with its design and construction methods. Visit the top of the Duomo with skip-the-line tickets.

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Florence: Bell Tower, Baptistery & Duomo Museum Tour

4. 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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1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

5. 1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

Skip the lines and climb 463 steps to the top of Santa Maria Del Fiore's Cathedral to experience the architectural work of Filippo Brunelleschi up close. On this private guided tour, you will learn the history of this iconic monument, admire the many frescoes leading up to the top of the Dome, and marvel at the views of the Renaissance city below.  After touring the Dome, spend time enjoying the Duomo complex at your own pace with a full entry ticket valid during the 72 hours following the first visit. See why the Cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status and explore other historical landmarks such as the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Crypts of Santa Reparata.

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Florence: Private Customized City Hightlights Walking Tour

6. Florence: Private Customized City Hightlights Walking Tour

Explore the wonders of the magnificent Florence on this customized private tour. Visit sites such as the Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the Medici Palace; if you like, the choice is yours. Start off with a pickup from your guide by foot and enjoy a day you won't forget. Immerse yourself in this fascinating city, learn about the culture, history, and life as a local from your guide. Visit iconic sites such as the famous Duomo Square, Cathedral of Santa Maria del, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Walk around Florence and discover hidden gems in every corner you turn. Marvel at the stunning architecture, be sure to stop at the impressive Medici Palace and see the 14th-century Palazzo Vecchio in Signoria Square. Visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo if you desire. See the sites you want to at your own pace. This is a walking tour suitable for all the family. Make memories that will last a lifetime on a day out you won't forget.

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Florence: Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery

7. Florence: Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery

Make the most of your visit to Tuscany’s capital city on this walking tour of the historical city center of Florence. Gaze upon Michelangelo's  marble masterpiece 'David' with your skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia Gallery.  Meet your guide in Piazza Strozzi square. Get outfitted with a headset to ensure you can hear the guide clearly. Make your way through the city's charming back-streets in the historical old town. Admire the colorful shops that line the medieval stone Ponte Vecchio bridge, the L-shaped Piazza della Signoria, and Giotto's Bell Tower. Let the Brunelleschi Dome and the dome on the Florence Cathedral take your breath away. Listen as your guide takes you back in time to Renaissance Italy when Florence was heralded as the "New Athens." Hear facts and stories about the sites you see and learn about the notorious Medici Family and other famous personalities from this period. Walk straight into the Accademia Galley where you'll enjoy an in-depth discussion on Michelangelo's David and other works by Renaissance masters. Let your guide reveal the secrets behind one of Italy's most celebrated works of art. After the tour, you can continue to explore the gallery.

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What people are saying about The Opera del Duomo Museum

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

Excellent! The tour with Martina was simply great: She geared everything precisely to us and included many interesting details, both large and small, about Florence. Perfect!

Meeting place not very easy to find but very good French speaking guide (Sylvia), very culturally rich visit without downtime, not a single moment less interesting.

Good bikes and a nice way to discover the city. Also had useful do's and don'ts. Recommended!!

The tour was very interesting and the guide knowledgeable and nice.