|Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes|
|Mobile voucher accepted|
Come to the heart of Florence’s historic center and enjoy the Duomo Complex. Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Hear your guide perfectly with our audio systems.
When you look at the Florence skyline, you certainly meet it. The Duomo, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore, is a monument that has defined the city identity since Renaissance times.
This tour is something you can’t miss while staying in Tuscany. Visiting the Duomo area is certainly amongst the best things to do in Florence all year round. Skip the line and enjoy a special tour with a licensed guide to the most important buildings at the heart of Florentine historic center. The Duomo Florence Complex tour includes the city Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Opera del Duomo Museum.
Come hear our guides perfectly with our HD audio systems. You will be guided step by step by true art and history experts, learning all the secrets and the history lying behind this area. Great artists and personalities like Brunelleschi, Giotto, Donatello, Jacopo Della Quercia - only to name a few, have left here important traces of their passages.
Santa Maria del Fiore is the third-largest church in the world and one of the largest churches in Europe. Florence Cathedral image is worldwide famous for the astonishing Brunelleschi’s dome and its polychrome (white, green, red/pink) marble panels covering the whole structure.
The Duomo Florence was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the same architect of Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio, who started the project in 1294. Then, after Di Cambio, many other architects contributed to the final aspect of the building, which was finished in 1436. Inside the Duomo Florence, you will find extraordinary artworks. Starting from the floors, gently covered by multi-colored marbles, and going on with the internal part of the dome, covered by the precious Last Judgement frescoes made by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari or the famous fresco Dante Before the City of Florence by Domenico di Michelino.
Our local guides will show you the main sight starting from Piazza del Duomo, while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was designed. In addition to the cathedral and Brunelleschi’s cutting-edge dome, you will see Giotto’s bell tower and you will also visit the Duomo Museum, hosting masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio. Here you have the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world. The collection includes medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs in marble, bronze, and silver. You’ll find here masterpieces like the Pietà Bandini by Michelangelo or Profeta Misterioso by Donatello.
•Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants. •Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs