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Florence Opera del Duomo and Baptistery tour

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Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Take advantage of a professional art historian guide
  • Admire over 750 works, including Michelangelo's Pietà
  • Audio system if more than 4 participants
What to expect

Over 750 works, the greatest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world: statues and medieval and Renaissance reliefs in marble, bronze and silver of the greatest artists of the time.

Masterpieces made for the exteriors and interiors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower.

You will be astonished by the hall of Paradise where the original golden door by Ghiberti stands right in front of the medieval façade of the cathedral, entirely reconstructed in 1:1 scale. It is in this room that the young Michelangelo carved his famous piece, David, commissioned by the bishop at the time. You will have the chance to stand in front of the Pietà by Michelangelo, the sole sculptural masterpiece made by the artist for himself: his memorial.

Your art historian guide will engage you with stories about the golden mosaic of the baptistery and will tell you anecdotes about the many wonders of Renaissance protagonists such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo.

Your guide will leave you at the Brunelleschi terrace, just in front of the dome, a perfect pick for your memory of Florence.

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What's included
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Audio system if more than 4 participants
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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  • Child (0-5): free of charge
Where

Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122 Firenze FI

Meeting point:

In front of the entrance to the Opera del Duomo museum.

What to remember
  • Note: Your ticket will be valid 72 hours from the first use, to access the Cupola, the Bell tower and the Crypt
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The climbing of the Dome (which is not included in the tour, only optional) is not recommended for participants with heart problems, claustrophobia or other serious medical conditions
  • A small amount of walking is involved
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When
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • At 4.30pm
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