Florence “Duomo Complex” Guided Tour with Cathedral direct access – small group

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This itinerary will take you through more than 1500 years of history, embracing all the monuments on the world-famous Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square): from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, to the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the St. John’s Baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral. A unique chance to enjoy a truly exceptional cultural experience in the heart of Medieval and Renaissance Florence, a “tour of marvels” among the monuments of a square that is a concentration of art unlike any in the world. Inside Guided Visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, masterpiece of Gothic architecture with beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari adorning the inside of the Dome. You will be struck by the elegance of the three naves, the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello.

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Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Starts: Firenze, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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This itinerary will take you through more than 1500 years of history, embracing all the monuments on the world-famous Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square): from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, to the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the St. John’s Baptistery and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral. A unique chance to enjoy a truly exceptional cultural experience in the heart of Medieval and Renaissance Florence, a “tour of marvels” among the monuments of a square that is a concentration of art unlike any in the world. Inside Guided Visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, masterpiece of Gothic architecture with beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari adorning the inside of the Dome. You will be struck by the elegance of the three naves, the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy

Head first to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John, the Patron Saint of Florence. One of the oldest buildings in Florence (XI century), the dome is decorated in glittering golden mosaics. The outer face is covered in marble and is added to with beautiful bronze doors, including a replica of the doors known as the ‘Gates of Paradise.’

Duration: 15 minutes

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

head inside the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the third largest church in the world. Here, admire the beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari. See one of the world’s most important stained glass window cycles created by the greatest artists of the early Renaissance. You’ll also be treated to magnificent works by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Maiano, Luca Della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Del Castagno and many others. 

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence Italy

See a life-size reconstruction of the Cathedral as it was in the times of Dante Alighieri, as well as the sculptures of Arnolfo di Cambio, Donatello and Nanni di Banco. Here you can see the original doors of the Baptistery, including the original gilded ‘Gates to Paradise’ done by Lorenzo Ghiberti.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Enjoy a delicious taste of Chianti Wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Crypt of Santa Reparata, Piazza Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Inside the Florence Cathedral

Stop At: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

In Duomo Square

Duration: 10 minutes



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