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VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

1. VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

Among the world famous artworks attracting the curiosity of international visitors to Florence, the Cathedral and its monuments are not to be missed for anyone who wants to understand Florence. Visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni, in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Dome of Brunelleschi, or the Giotto's Bell Tower, depending on the availability of the day. Your guide will begin with a tour of the outside wonders before moving inside to the Baptistery with the famous Gates of Paradise. Then continue with the entrance in the Cathedral, discovering the artistic beauty of the Cathedral, including a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata. At the end you will conclude the tour with the climbing to the Campanile di Giotto and Brunelleschi's Dome where you can enjoy the incomparable view of the city of Florence.

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Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

2. Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

Discover Florence in a mysterious and unusual atmosphere as you retrace the places of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Learn all about Dante's Inferno, as the movie was inspired by the events narrated in the Divine Comedy, the historic poem by Dante Alighieri. Start the journey with a visit to the wonderful Boboli Gardens. Follow the steps of Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks and picture the different movie scenes. Also, visit Torre di Badia and the Dante Society. Just like in the thriller, explore the Palazzo della Signoria and the Baptistery of Florence to discover the mysteries that lie behind Florentine art.

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Florence: Historical Sneak-Peek of Duomo Square

3. Florence: Historical Sneak-Peek of Duomo Square

Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in the world and in Florence is the most visited area of the city. From the point of the meeting, your guide will give an insight of the history of this marvelous piece of art standing right in front of you. Initially, your guide will talk your way to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which commits to the conservation of the dome and other artworks of great masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Cambio and many others. Afterward, as you walk through the Piazza you'll catch glimpses of the red dome that was completed in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi, and was once known as the largest building in Medieval Europe. After an interesting explanation of this showstopper, your next stop will be the showpieces of the Florentine Gothic architecture, Giotto's Bell Tower standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore Your guide will also walk you around the exterior of the Loggia del Bigallo, a late Gothic building in Florence with an interesting historical fact. Finally, you’ll enter through the “Gates of Paradise” to the Baptistery of Saint John which stands across from the Duomo Cathedral. You will be guided on the technical and artistic point of view of architecture before you tour concludes.

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Florence Duomo Tour: Baptistery and Museum

4. 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: Private Customized City Hightlights Walking Tour

5. 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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Half-Day Private Tour in the Heart of Florence

6. Half-Day Private Tour in the Heart of Florence

Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will explore the most beautiful sights oh Florence. The guide will be at your disposal for the entire duration of the excursion, and you can ask any questions, stopping for pictures anywhere you want. The private tour starts at Florence Cathedral where you’ll see the famous dome. Overlooking the square, this imposing building (called “Duomo”) is the most important church in the city and is considered an authentic masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Take some time to admire the gold doors of the Baptistery of Saint John before setting off on the next leg of the journey of discovery. Next stop will be Piazza della Signoria, which has always represented the center of social and political life in Florence. During the route you will admire the picturesque corners of the city and the majestic marble statues and fountains of Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, the tour will be directed to the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. You can walk under its portico admiring the typical craft shops that are held here since ancient times. You'll also get the chance to visit Piazza della Repubblica, one of the highest scores of the urban reorganization that Florence has made during the Renaissance. The tour will conclude in the Dantesque district, one of the most characteristic places, where testimonials of Dante's life can still be traced.

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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

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.

Pleasant explanation and guide (Giulia) very sweet and very prepared, really kind and helpful

Good morning Very competent guide, precise and available to repeat, thanks Annalisa Petracca

Very informative tour, had a so interesting time listening to Alexandra.