Guided tour

Florence: Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

4.3 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence: Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From US$ 46.44 per person

Visit Florence’s magnificent Cathedral, Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum on a guided tour of the Cathedral complex.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning views of Florence from Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Learn about Florentine history from your art historian guide
  • Enjoy priority access to the monuments during the guided visit
Full description

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. 

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Guided visit of the interior Cathedral
  • Entrance to the Baptistery, the Opera del Duomo Museum, or the Dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at Via dei Tavolini, 15.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • You must adhere to the dress code to enter places of worship and the dress code forbids shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats, or sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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The excellent guide Maria presented us with new and interesting information about the complex. Very safe and didactic in the placements. The guide is to be congratulated. However, the company left something to be desired when it failed to offer us the cheese and wine tasting that was described in the reservation; the guide, moreover, did not even know what it was about. At this point, unfortunately, we feel cheated.

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February 24, 2020

Our guide was fascinating, another unforgettable moment!

The visit allowed to discover the baptistery, the Duomo church and the museum: the explanations are extremely interesting and the visit well constructed. The Christian process between baptism and arrival in the Church is well described both chronologically and spiritually. Finally, the arrival in the main hall of the museum with the doors and the old statues on the facade is striking!

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February 26, 2019

Our guide was very detailed in her explanation. She answered all questions. Her English language was superb. Above all, her knowledge was excellent.

September 9, 2019

Product ID: 48445