Complex of the Cathedral with Guided Tour of the Dome

Your visit will take place between these beautiful monuments for 2 hours. Our guide will begin the journey by illustrating the Baptistery and its famous golden vault with Byzantine mosaics. You’ll then continue on to the NEW MUSEUM OF THE OPERA DEL DUOMO, with the original Door of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance works. You also cannot miss the ascent to the Dome of Filippo Brunelleschi to discover the mystery of this revolutionary construction along with its frescoes of the sixteenth century- among them, the famous Universal Judgment.

From the top of the dome our guide will introduce you to the artistic beauties of the Cathedral, which you can admire from a privileged place, removed from the crowd below.

The guide will then leave you free to conclude the tour with the ascent to Giotto’s Bell Tower, from which you can enjoy the aerial view of an incomparable view of the city of Florence- right from its center!
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Your visit will take place between these beautiful monuments for 2 hours. Our guide will begin the journey by illustrating the Baptistery and its famous golden vault with Byzantine mosaics. You’ll then continue on to the NEW MUSEUM OF THE OPERA DEL DUOMO, with the original Door of Paradise, the Magdalene by Donatello, the Pietà by Michelangelo, and many other Renaissance works. You also cannot miss the ascent to the Dome of Filippo Brunelleschi to discover the mystery of this revolutionary construction along with its frescoes of the sixteenth century- among them, the famous Universal Judgment.

From the top of the dome our guide will introduce you to the artistic beauties of the Cathedral, which you can admire from a privileged place, removed from the crowd below.

The guide will then leave you free to conclude the tour with the ascent to Giotto’s Bell Tower, from which you can enjoy the aerial view of an incomparable view of the city of Florence- right from its center!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

This magnificent cathedral, known as Santa Maria del Fiore and the ‘Duomo’ is considered to be the jewel of Florence. With its white, pink and green marble topped by a Renaissance ‘cupola’, it gracefully dominates Florence’s skyline. It is almost impossible to miss for those arriving in the city. In 1296, The Fabbriceria della Cattedrale di Firenze was founded by the Florentine Republic to oversee the construction of the Duomo and is responsible for its conservation.

Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world (after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London) and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century. It is 153 metres long, 90 metres wide at the crossing, and 90 metres high from the floor to the bottom of the lantern. The third and last cathedral of Florence, it was dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, the Virgin of the Flower, in 1412, a clear allusion to the lily, the symbol of the city of Florence.

It was built over the second cathedral, which early Christian Florence had dedicated to St. Reparata.

Duration: 2 hours