Duomo, Baptistry & Opera del Duomo Museum Tour – Florence
Visit the Florence Duomo Museum:
Enter the Baptistery with your expert Florence guide
Hear about Giotto’s Bell Tower and the fascinating stories behind its construction
See the 3rd largest cathedral in the world, Santa Maria del Fiore and the remains of the old basilica of Santa Reparata beneath (Crypt).
Visit the phenomenal new Opera del Duomo Museum to understand the architectural wonder of these structures
Marvel at the model of the incredible cathedral façade built almost to scale, with original statues wonderfully preserved and displayed in situ
See the original wooden model of Brunelleschi’s Dome created by the master himself to prove the validity of his architectural feat
Spy the originals of Ghiberti’s glimmering Gates of Paradise
Discover where Michelangelo carved his masterpiece, the David (now housed in the Accademia)
See a meticulously detailed altar forged in silver plus works by masters including Donatello and an original Pietà by Michelangelo that the artist smashed in frustration, here painstakingly pieced back together
You may visit the Museum Terrace to take in views from a unique vantage point and/or climb either Brunelleschi’s Dome or Giotto’s Bell Tower, or both, within 48 hours.
The finer details of the tour:
Unavailable dates: the 1st of May, Christmas & New Year
Includes: Your own private guide, Duomo Complex entry ticket^, guided visit of the Baptistery, the cathedral and crypt and Duomo Museum.
Excludes: Optional gratuities.
Museum security: Due to increased security, some delays in entry are to be expected. We do in any case offer the quickest possibly entry. Backpacks, large bags, ‘selfie-sticks’ and long umbrellas are not permitted in all locations. It is not always possible to check them in so please carry as little as possible.
Weather: runs rain or shine
We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.
Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.
All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.
No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes. It’s important for everyone to bring their ID
We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.
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Price per person depends on the size of your private group
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