2. Florence: Guided Tour of Florence Cathedral with Local Guide
Come and discover how the Florentines managed to build the largest cathedral in all Christendom at the time of its completion. Begin in the crypt to explore the archaeological dig beneath the cathedral and see the remains of the old Basilica of Santa Reparata and the structure’s ancient foundations.
Enter the legendary Baptistery that was built over the remains of the ancient Roman city and be amazed by its splendid medieval mosaics. Then Learn about the drive behind the construction of the huge dome that broke all the records. Step inside a reconstruction of the cathedral square featuring works by Donatello, Ghiberti, and others with the original sculpture of the old façade and the exquisite bronze doors of the Baptistery gilded in gold. See one of the last works by Michelangelo bearing his self-portrait and learn why it was never finished and why Michelangelo tried to destroy it.
Our expert tour guide will lead the way to priceless works of art that have captured the faithful and amazed visitors for centuries. Enjoy a visit with a small group tour designed to show you the highlights of the complex at an easy, pleasurable pace.