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Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

1. Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

Meet your guide and enter the Uffizi Gallery without delay with your pre-reserved tickets. Learn about this historical palace by architect Vasari that houses artworks from the local churches, and from the Medici family’s collection. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace. Hear from your guide about the masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and other key artists. Follow your expert guide on a short stroll through the old town of Florence passing through Piazza Della Signoria. Head to the famous Cathedral of Florence. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Duomo dominating the skyline. Savor the artistic wonder for its size and for its amazing marble decorations. See the Baptistry famous with its doors right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. These are the Gates of Paradise but what you’ll see here are only the copies (the originals are in the Museum). Include a pre-reserved visit to Brunelleschi's Dome at the end of the tour and climb the dome at your own leisure to admire scenic views of Florence and surrounding Tuscany. Use the Brunelleschi Pass which is valid for 72 hours to see the Museum and the Baptistery of the Cathedral.

Florence: Duomo Museum and Bell Tower Small-Group Tour

2. Florence: Duomo Museum and Bell Tower Small-Group Tour

Meet your expert bilingual guide and follow them into the Opera del Duomo Museum. Once the workshop of the Cathedral, Opera Museum attracted some of the greatest Florentine artists, including Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Vasari, just to mention a few. Admire the magnificent Doors of the Baptistery, hear the captivating stories behind the largest dome in the world made by Filippo "The Mathematician of Beauty" Brunelleschi. Still covered with mysteries, it is still an enigma how he managed to construct such a superb construction without any adequate equipment. Marvel at Pietà Bandini, one of the last but not least impressive statues by Michelangelo Buonarroti in which the Master immortalized his image in the act of embracing God. Finally get ready to conquer the most picturesque of Florentine towers, the bell tower of Giotto. Climb all the way up and be stunned by the stupendous 360° views of Florence and surrounding hills.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

3. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

Florence: Accademia, Uffizi, and Duomo Guided Tour

4. Florence: Accademia, Uffizi, and Duomo Guided Tour

Admire the must-see art masterpieces of all time held in the greatest museums of the city along with treasures kept inside one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. Your guide will lead you first to the Accademia Gallery for total immersion in the art of Michelangelo. See his most renowned work “David”, and other important pieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'', and “Palestrina Pietà”. Then, follow your guide inside the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, you can see the most renowned works by Botticelli, "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". Finally, after a break, you will reach Duomo square ready to admire the interior of the Cathedral. Once inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complexities of the stained-glass windows by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno, and the clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous, tile mural-like “carpet” of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, witness the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari. Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry fashion and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Night Segway Tour

5. Florence: 2.5-Hour Night Segway Tour

Florence is especially beautiful at night; experience it yourself on this 2.5-hour night Segway tour of Florence. This night Segway tour of Florence features small groups for a personalized experience; the best sights in Florence. From the Florence Segway office, you will travel to the historic Republic Square, the impressive Signoria Square, the 15th century Strozzi Palace, and the famous Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the main cathedral in Florence. You will stop at a number of other landmarks along the way.

Florence: Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

6. Florence: Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

Discover the architectural wonders of the Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Bell Tower on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Duomo complex. Afterwards, you can use your ticket to enter Santa Reparata's crypt and climb up to the magnificent Giotto's Bell Tower to enjoy the most amazing views of the city. With an art historian as your guide you’ll begin your tour at the 11th-century Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, which features the famous Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Admire Giotto's elegant Bell Tower and then visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, dominated by the majestic dome by Brunelleschi. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by the workshop of Giorgio Vasari. Learn the secrets of Brunelleschi’s celebrated Dome, the largest masonry construction ever built and one of the city's icons. Inside the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the third largest church in the world, admire the beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari adorning the inside of the Dome, one of the world's most important stained glass window cycles created by the greatest artists of the early Renaissance and magnificent works by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Maiano, Luca Della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Del Castagno and many others. 

Florence: Walking Tour and Bargello Museum

7. Florence: Walking Tour and Bargello Museum

This exclusive walking tour will send you back in time to when Florence was living its Golden Age. Follow your expert multilingual guide and hear all the captivating stories that made Florence so iconic. Visit Duomo Square, gaze at the powerful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the largest dome in the world. Pass through the heart of Florence: Republic Square, where back in 58 BC Romans settled for the first time. Admire the finest statues of Signoria Square, Perseus by Cellini, Kidnapping of Sabines by Giambologna and, of course, David by Michelangelo. Built in 1255 Bargello was the main prison of the Florentine Republic which nowadays exhibits the biggest collection of Renaissance statues by Cellini, Bandinelli, Michelangelo and much more. Discover the secrets of the oldest Castle of Florence and visit Bargello museum.

Florence: Guided Tour of Florence Cathedral with Local Guide

8. 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.

Florence: Guided Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

9. Florence: Guided Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

Explore Florence on a small-group bike tour led by your expert tour guide. Discover the city's four districts with detailed explanations about the history and the architecture. Start the journey and pass by Piazza del Duomo to discover the famous Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Also, visit Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery. Then cross Ponte Vecchio to reach Palazzo Pitti. During every stop there will be time for pictures and your guide will be glad to answer any questions. Considering that the city center of Florence is totally flat, everyone who knows how to handle a bike can join the tour, with a very low muscular effort. At the end of the tour, taste one of the best ice creams in town.

Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

10. Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

Explore the heart of Florence on a guided bike tour around the city’s most unforgettable spots. Ride down characteristic streets, through popular squares, and across historic bridges. Learn about the city through commentary from your local guide. The itinerary begins where the Medici family began to wield their power in Florence. See their stately palace and the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Next, pass by the medieval baptistery on your way to Piazza della Republica, the site of the ancient forum where the city’s history began. Then, reach the Arno River stopping to admire the Renaissance architecture. Cross the bridge designed by Michelangelo and get a stunning view of the famous Ponte Vecchio. Continue on to explore the other side of town. Ride through Piazza Santo Spirito and stop to admire the grand Pitti Palace. Ride alongside the Arno to cross back over the river and proceed to Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria. Later, head to Cathedral Square as the tour circles around the landmark site with its incredible dome.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

We had a small group booked but it ended up being just the two of us which was great for us. Our Guide Carmen was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the tour. After the tour of the Baptistry and museum Carmen left us to climb the Tower. As it was Sunday Carmen advised us that we wouldn't be able to visit the Cathedral until after 1.30pm but could use our ticket within 3 days. We learnt things we would not have done if we had walked around without a guide. Thanks Carmen.

Loved it! Our guide Riccardo for the museum and cuppola climb was very personable and fun. We had a different guide for the Uffizi, Ottavia, and she was also wonderful and very knowledgeable! The view from the top of the Duomo was incredible. This package gives you access to the Brunelleschi pass and is worth the money.

Eduardo was a terrific guide! We enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal about the history of Florence and the Duomo. Highly recommend!

Our guide was really knowledgeable, gave us appropriate choices and pitched the detail just right.

The Guide did it all. Rosa was great, and we recommend her to all.