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Florence: Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome with Panoramic Views

1. Florence: Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome with Panoramic Views

Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 15th century, the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is an architecture and engineering masterpiece. This Dome is one of the biggest in Europe but thanks to Brunelleschi's ingenuity is also the first one to be built without wooden base. Just be carefull when you climbing up in a certain point you will come across Vasari's Last Judgement fresco, also be aware that those steps are 463 all worthed to be done. Once you have reached the top of the Dome, get ready for a stunning view of Florence

Florence: Entry Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome

2. Florence: Entry Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome

Enjoy reserved entrance to Brunelleschi's Dome, part of Florence's Cathedral, with this ticket. Meet the local assistant at the meeting point, present your voucher, and receive your tickets to begin your experience. First, enter the Dome and climb 463 steps to reach the top. Please note that the way is narrow, there is no elevator, and the climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia. Marvel at the egg-shaped architecture of the Dome, which was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior, you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment, and enjoy a beautiful panorama over Florence and its surroundings from the summit.

Florence: Baptistery, Duomo, and Brunelleschi's Dome Tour

3. Florence: Baptistery, Duomo, and Brunelleschi's Dome Tour

Discover the Santa Maria del Fiore, the Brunelleschi Dome, and the St John's Baptistery on this tour with a local guide. Enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line tickets to some of Florence's most popular landmarks featuring panoramic views of the whole city from atop the Brunelleschi Dome. Save your precious time by skipping the long line of Duomo and dive into the simpally magical atmosphere that will take you back in times of the Golden Age of Florence. Explore the crypt of Santa Reparata church, the rests of which were carefully conserved by OPA organization that takes care of all monuments in Duomo Complex. Learn about the work of some of the most remarkable gothic and renaissance masters that contributed in making Duomo of Florence a one of kind monument. Reveal the known secrets behind the constraction of the Largest Dome in the world by the father of Renaissance himself, "The matematician of beauty" Filippo Brunelleschi. Admire the timeless charm of Last Judgement frescos by Vasari & Zuccari. Visit the oldest monument of Florence, the Saint John's Baptistery. Admire the stunning XIII century mosaics on Baptistery's dome, representing the Last Judgement which was unsurprisingly the inspiration for Dante's Divine Comedy. After your exploration you will have the opportunity to climbe on your own pace the 463 steps leading to the highest point of Florence, the very top of Brunelleschi's Dome. Pass between the double dome while admiring the finest architectural masterpiece built in XV century. Reach the Lantern of the Dome and enjoy 360° views of the Birthplace of Renaissance. NOTE: Brunelleschi Ticket Package is valid for 72h so after your tour you have also the possibility to visit on your own: - Baptistery of Saint John - Giotto's Bell Tower - Museum of the Cathedral (Opera del Duomo)

Florence: Entry to Accademia, Uffizi & Brunelleschi’s Dome

4. Florence: Entry to Accademia, Uffizi & Brunelleschi’s Dome

Embark on a journey through art history with a visit to the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery, and Brunelleschi’s Dome, three must-see attractions in Florence. Take in works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli, then visit the most important piece of Renaissance architecture in the city. Move through the three attractions as you wish and in your own time, without the stress of a tour group or a guide. Spend as much time as you like at each, and gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural and historical heritage of Florence. Begin your self-guided tour by picking up guides from the local representative, which will allow you to learn all about the impressive artworks on display. Enter the Accademia Gallery and get the lowdown on masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more. Marvel at the expansive collection of Renaissance artwork at the Uffizi Gallery by the likes of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Take in world-renowned masterpieces such as Fra Angelico’s “Coronation of the Virgin”, Caravaggio’s “Medusa”, and Botticelli's “Birth of Venus”. Explore the wonders of Brunelleschi's Dome, a symbol of Florence and of the Renaissance itself. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes, and enjoy views over Florence at the summit. Finish with a visit to the Baptistery, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Crypt of Santa Reparata.

Florence: Ticket to Giotto's Bell Tower

5. Florence: Ticket to Giotto's Bell Tower

Designed by Italian painter and architect Giotto, the Campanile is a stunning example of Florentine Gothic architecture. The free-standing structure comprised of polychrome marble encrustations and buttresses with a style and colors matching the nearby Florence Cathedral. It took about 25 years to build it and the construction began in 1334 and was completed in 1359 with two breaks from the work in between 1348 and 1350. There are seven bells in Giotto’s Bell Tower or (Giotto’s Campanile) and the exterior facade comprised of hexagonal panels depicts the history of mankind from Genesis with four Pisano statues in the niches. And the panoramic view from the top is one of the most picturesque in Florence. Climb up 398 steps to reach the top of the bell tower and take in spectacular views of the city.

Florence: Cathedral Guided Tour & Tickets to 4 Attractions

6. Florence: Cathedral Guided Tour & Tickets to 4 Attractions

Learn the secrets of the Cathedral of Florence on a guided tour. Admire the fantastic architecture of Brunelleschi's Dome. Get tickets to explore Giotto's Clock Tower, the Baptistery, Museo dell' opera del Duomo, and the St. Reparata Church. Meet your guide in the Cathedral Square at the heart of Florence's Old Town and begin your guided walking tour of the Cathedral. Hear anecdotes and stories behind the construction of the Cathedral. View the stunning masterpieces preserved inside the Cathedral. Get access to the magnificent Dome created by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 1420s. Have the option to climb up the 463 steps and reach the top of this architectural masterpiece. At the top of the dome, gaze out at spectacular views of the Florentine skyline. Venture to see other attractions from your combined ticket on your own. Take in the 14th century Gothic architecture in Giotto’s Clocktower and the facinating octagonal shape of the Baptistery. Go beneath the city as you visit the crypt which holds the former cathedral at the St. Reparata Church. Marvel at work's by Renaissance masters at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. See pieces like Michelangelo's 'Florentine Pieta' and Donatello's 'Penitent Magdalene."

Florence: Duomo Tour and Cupola Access

7. Florence: Duomo Tour and Cupola Access

Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s Duomo, considered one of the most important and gorgeous buildings in the world, on this guided tour. Start the tour by learning the fascinating stories of Florence and the cathedral from your licensed guide. Go inside and explore the interior decoration, learn how the Cupola was created, and admire the incredible fresco of Giorgio Vasari, the Last Judgment. After this, go inside the Baptistery, the holy place, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, where Dante Alighieri, the Medici Family, and other nobles and famous people were baptized. Following the guided tour, be led to the Cupola entrance, where you’ll be able to climb to the top at your own pace and admire The Last Judgment, the famous fresco by Giorgio Vasari. Once at the top, discover the breathtaking 360-degree panorama, from where you can see all of Florence.

Florence: Florence Cathedral & Brunelleschi's Dome City Tour

8. Florence: Florence Cathedral & Brunelleschi's Dome City Tour

The Cupola of Florence or Brunelleschi’s Dome is one of the most impressive architectural structures ever built – and still to this day. There are many things to explore inside and out of the Florence Duomo but luckily with this guided tour you save a lot of time and you will learn a lot about the Renaissance. Discover the great works of art inside of the Florence Cathedral Museum such as Michelangelo’s ‘The Deposition’, Donatello’s ‘Penitent Magdalene’ and the ‘cantorias’ or singing galleries. Also known as Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the Opera del Duomo (OPA). Pay a visit to the Baptistery of St. John. Its exterior facade is geometrically patterned in colored marble, featuring a few famous statues by Andrea Sansovino is one of the oldest buildlings in the city of Firenze, constructed in the Florentine Romanesque style between 1059 and 1128. This impressive structure is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are three sets of bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery – the south doors were designed by Andrea Pisano and the north and east doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti, one so close to perfection it was nicknamed the ‘Gates of Paradise’ by Michelangelo. And because you’ll save on time and not have to wait on long lines, you’ll have more of it to admire each and every detail.

Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

9. Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

Come and explore the entire complex of the Dome of Florence on a private guided tour. Learn the history of the Dome and Duomo Complex, visiting the Opera del Duomo Museum, Baptistery and the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Without Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower climbs, this tour will be much more interesting and less strenuous. Through this private tour, you will be able to admire the Opera del Duomo Museum, which inside it contains the original doors of the Baptistery (including the door of paradise/golden door), the original statues of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower, such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Donatello's Maddalena. After the visit to the museum, you will visit the baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence that still exists. Consecrated in 1059, it was dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, patron saint of Florence. Many Florentines were baptized there, including Dante Alighieri, the most famous Italian poet and father of the Italian language. The dome and apse of the Baptistery are decorated with splendid religious mosaics with a golden background. In the last part of the tour you will visit the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Cathedral, skipping the long lines.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance to the Cathedral

10. Florence: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance to the Cathedral

Discover the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence with entrance and a guided tour. Learn the fascinating history of Florence and the construction of the building from your guide. Admire the frescoed ceiling and inner decor. Afterward, explore the sights of the city with a walking tour. Meet outside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, considered one of the most important and gorgeous religious structures in the world. Embark on a guided tour of the interior and learn how the Cupola was created. Look up at the incredible fresco of Giorgio Vasari's The Last Judgement. Discover how this UNESCO World Heritage site was built and how Filippo Brunelleschi created the unique Cupola, which is unrivaled anywhere. Afterward, stroll through the streets that inspired Dante Alighieri. Learn stories of the most powerful Italian family: the Medici, who changed the course of history. Take in the atmosphere of Florence, finishing at Ponte Vecchio, over the Arno River.

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What people are saying about Florence Baptistery

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Really easy, went straight up at our time with virtually no queuing. Guide sent us our tickets via text but the meet up point would have been very easy to find as it is just opposite the dome entrance. Lots of places to rest walking up and we made it up in 15 minutes.

The Duomo is so beautiful and is an amazing piece of history to learn about the building of it and many years it took to get the top of the dome built. The artwork is just breathtaking and our tour guide did a great job explaining it all to us.

What an amazing experience!! Getting our tickets was so easy once we found the meeting location. This is a must do when in Florence, and Get Your Guide made it so easy!

Our guide was fantastic! She was very informative. It was great to hear the history behind the beautiful cathedral.

This tour is enough. Guide tells you a lot. Manuella is the best!