Visit Florence and tour the Duomo Monumental Complex which consists of many famous artworks and structures of Florence. See the world-famous Piazza del Duomo and its many iconic structures like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the St. John's Baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral. Skip the line and get priority access to the museum. With so much to see, this tour will surely leave you mesmerised with all the attractions showcased in a single square.
Meet your art historian guide at the Piazza San Giovanni, which is right in front of the Scudieri Cafè. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the start time.
Follow your guide to your first location, the Baptistery which is dedicated to St. John, the Patron Saint of Florence. An 11th century monument, the Baptistery is the oldest building in Florence. Beautifully ornate with Carrara and Prato marble, it has the copy of the two renowned doors known as the Gates of Paradise .
Next, the tour proceeds towards the Giotto’s Bell Tower , this free-standing campanile is also another gorgeous structure which is covered with beautiful marbles.
Enjoy your guide’s commentary on the many secrets of the majestic Brunelleschi’s Dome . This dome is the largest construction ever done using stonework. Visit the third largest church in the world Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and admire the detailed murals drawn across the inside of the Dome by Vasari and Zuccari . Also come across other beautiful works of art on stained glass by early Renaissance artists like Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Maiano, Luca Della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Del Castagno and many others.
Next, follow your guide to the Opera del Duomo . Enjoy priority access to the museum. See the prized possessions of the Cathedral Complex securely preserved in the museum. Admire the life-size replica of the Cathedral as it appeared during the time of Dante Alighieri. Admire the many sculptures by Arnolfo di Cambio, Donatello and Nanni di Banco. See the original doors of the Baptistery and the gilded ones by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Gaze upon the profound beauty of the two most important masterpieces of the museum, the Pietà del Duomo by Michelangelo and the Penitent Magdalene by Donatello. Visit the Gallery of the Silver Altar where you’ll see the Altar of St. John and the Cross which contains a piece of the Christ Cross. If you’re willing to see the dome up close then climb up the terrace of the museum to see the beauty of it yourself.
After walking for an hour and half, walk a few more steps to the Cathedral Square where you’ll be offered some light refreshment of some delicious Chianti wine accompanied by small nibbles of cheese with a friendly drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
This ticket also provides access to other monuments of the Cathedral Complex like the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Reparata Crypt and the Giotto’s Bell Tower to enjoy incredible views of the city.
Staff assistance at the meeting point English-speaking guide Skip-the-line admission to Opera del Duomo 48h entrance ticket for the Duomo Complex Monuments Taste of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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