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doumo cathedral guided tour

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-Access to Florence doumo cathderal and Learn about florence arts and history doumo and cathderal santa maria del fiore Florence’s history while exploring the Duomo with a knowledgeable guide on this guided tour of one of Florence’s most iconic sites. Explore the beautiful and historic Duomo, while hearing fascinating stories of Florence and the cathedral from your licensed guide. Go back in time to when Florence was ruled by the Medici Family, one of the most powerful and wealthiest in Italy’s history. Enter the cathedral, see the indoor decoration, and find out how the Cupola was created. Admire the incredible fresco by Giorgio Vasari, The Last Judgment. Experience the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, considered one of the most important in the world. See why the Duomo complex is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Discover the history of how Filippo Brunelleschi created the absolutely unique Cupola Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance.

Florence: Duomo Square and Museum Guided Tour

2. Florence: Duomo Square and Museum Guided Tour

Take in new vantage points of Florence with your guide. See cathedrals and mosaics from centuries ago, then climb the Giotto Bell Tower for the ultimate view of the city. First, discover the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral during an exclusive adventure. Admire from the outside the 13th-century gothic church, a pearl of Florentine architecture and which now is considered the 4th biggest church in Europe. Then, find out about how the 13th century represented the golden age of Florence. Learn about this period of political and economic growth that needed to be shown off as an incredible monument. Finally, explore the oldest mosaics of Florence decorating the dome of the famous Baptistery of St. John. Learn the fascinating stories of Florentines that took inspiration from the oldest building in Florence. Climb the Giotto Bell Tower after the guided tour.

Florence: Guided Bike Tour

3. Florence: Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence with a guide a bike tour of the city highlights. See sights like the famed Dome of Brunelleschi, the Oltrarno district, and the Square of the Republic. Stay safe with the included helmet and hear your guide clearly with headphones. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Ride at a leisurely pace to the Dome of Brunelleschi, built between the 12th and 14th century. Admire this architectural wonder which is the second largest dome in the world. Head to the Uffizi Gallery building, which is the primary museum in Florence. View the outside of this museum which is home to some of the world’s most impressive works of art by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Stop at the Square of the Republic which created during the Risanamento period in the 19th century. Cruise to the Basilica of Santa Croce which is the largest Franciscan church in the world and the burial place of famous Italians like Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavell. Get a unique overview of the city as your guide will shares details of Florence's diverse and entertaining history. Visit the Oltrarno district for sweeping views of Florence. Have the chance to stop and purchase a Gelato or hot beverage during your tour.

Florence: Bell Tower, Baptistery & Duomo Museum Tour

4. Florence: Bell Tower, Baptistery & Duomo Museum Tour

Discover stunning views of Florence with a guided tour of Giotto’s Bell Tower. See where many famous figures were baptized at the The Baptistery of St. John, and admire artwork by Renaissance masters at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. This tour begins at Giotto’s amazing Bell Tower, which is almost as tall as the Dome itself. At the top of the Campanile, your tour guide will tell you about the Opera del Duomo complex. Admire the unbelievable view from the top. Next, descend the tower and explore the Cathedral's beautiful exterior. Make a stop at the Baptistery to see its famous golden vault doors and hear the story behind them. This is where Dante Alighieri, one of the most famous Renaissance poets, and many more Renaissance men were baptized. Then head to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo to see the original masterpieces that once stood in the cathedral. Inside the museum are Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini, the Cantories of Donatello, Luca della Robbia, and the so-called "Facciatone", which is Arnolfo’s 14th-century life-size facade. See the original Ghiberti's Paradise Gate, Donatello's Magdalene, and the original decorations of Giotto's. 

Florence: Private City Walking Tour

5. Florence: Private City Walking Tour

Explore Florence and its centuries-old history, art and architecture on a private walking tour. Discover the cradle of the Renaissance in depth with an expert guide who will take you through the customs, traditions, history and culture of the city. Start the tour in the heart of the city, as well as its religious center, the Piazza del Duomo, which houses the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's bell tower, and the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Later, head to Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first Medici palace, the home of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent and the workplace of artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, Benozzo Gozzoli and Botticelli. Learn about the medieval Florentine era, heading to the house and church of Dante Alighieri and the Guelphs and Gibellini towers. In Piazza della Repubblica, hear the history of the Roman era and the 19th century. Continue to Piazza della Signoria, the center of political power. See the town hall of Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of civil power, the Statue of David. Visit La Loggia dei Lanzi with its many statues, including The Rape of the Sabine Women, Hercules, and Centaur by Giambologna, Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini. Next, make your way to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the main art museums in the world and the place where many Renaissance masterpieces are kept. Cross the famous Ponte Vecchio, which connects the center with the Oltrarno. Discover unique structures such as Palazzo Pitti and the Basilica of Santo Spirito, looking at the splendid windows of the antiques. Every street and every corner of the city is full of stories and anecdotes to tell. Marvel at the buildings, works of art, Florentine food and wine, crafts and more.

1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

6. 1-Hour Private Tour of Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi's Dome

Skip the lines and climb 463 steps to the top of Santa Maria Del Fiore's Cathedral to experience the architectural work of Filippo Brunelleschi up close. On this private guided tour, you will learn the history of this iconic monument, admire the many frescoes leading up to the top of the Dome, and marvel at the views of the Renaissance city below.  After touring the Dome, spend time enjoying the Duomo complex at your own pace with a full entry ticket valid during the 72 hours following the first visit. See why the Cathedral, Giotto's bell tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status and explore other historical landmarks such as the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Crypts of Santa Reparata.

From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

7. From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

Visit two of Tuscany's most famous cities, Florence and Pisa, on a full-day guided tour. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence.  Upon arrival in Florence, start your tour of the city at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the amazing view over all of the city center. Make your way to the iconic Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views in the city. Walk through the charming streets of the city and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its beautiful dome designed by Brunelleschi. Before reaching Piazza della Signoria, admire the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower.   Take a break for some lunch, followed by a visit to the San Lorenzo outdoor market where you can find high-quality leather goods very reasonable prices. Depart Florence at approximately 2:30 PM and head to Pisa. Once you arrive in Pisa, see the famous Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery of Pisa. After exploring the highlights of the city with your guide, depart at 5:30 PM and return to Rome, with drop-off at your hotel.

Florence: Private City Walking tour

8. Florence: Private City Walking tour

Find out why Florence is considered the cradle of the Italian Renaissance with an introductory walking tour that will retrace the city's 2,000-year history. Understand the context and learn about the events of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Admire the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Uffizi Galerie, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s incredible dome, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, and of course the oldest bridge of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio. Explore the city and benefit from the insights of your local guide. Listen to tips and tricks to enhance your stay including the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around the city. Your guide will help you familiarize yourself with the city, making sure you have nothing to worry about for the rest of your trip. By the end of the tour, you’ll feel confident navigating the city on your own, armed with all the necessary information to have the trip of a lifetime.

Livorno Port: Private Excursion to Florence

9. Livorno Port: Private Excursion to Florence

Be ready to explore Florence the moment you get off your cruise ship at the Port of Livorno on this excursion. Find your driver, sit back, and relax on the 90-minute ride to this jewel of the Renaissance. Start at one of the most charming spots in Florence; the Piazzale Michelangelo. Enjoy a great view from the panoramic terrace. Wander to the Piazza Duomo, or go check out Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry's gilded bronze doors. Continue on to the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, the throbbing heart of the city. Admire the architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi, or walk up to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Return to your cruise ship on time for departure.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

It was one of the best tours we've ever had. Informative, entertaining, interesting. Thanks to Julia and her spirit. It was really fun and thanks to GreenTours, who let the tour take place even though there were only two of us. 5 stars also in terms of reliability.

Our tour guide was really friendly and extremely Informative!.. We were particularly interested in the Medici family as well as getting to see other well known sights. Our guide managed to fit in more than we could have expected. Highly recommend

It is a must! Take the tour and climb the Duomo! Views are amazing, but the experience is unbelievable! Julia was great, she shared so many interesting facts and made it super fun to tour and learn.

Julia was a fantastic guide - she had amazing knowledge of the history and details of the Duomo and I learnt so much. Great tour - many thanks

Wunderbar, die Aussicht von der Kuppel des Dons, des Doms selber und die kompetente Führung. Sehr empfehlenswert!