Group tour of Florence Duomo complex
Book your guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore "Duomo" complex. The group tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery.
GROUP TOUR OF THE DUOMO COMPLEX in Florence
Duration: 2 hours
Start time: 11:00 am.
Full price for adults: €49.00
Youth: Between 6 and under 11, reduced ticket €24.00.
Children: under 5 are free.
Meeting point with your guide: 10:45 am – the meeting point will be printed directly on your confirmation voucher.
Price includes: Licensed guide service for 2 hours, single language (in some days the tour can be run in two languages), admission ticket with skip-the-line reservations, headsets for groups of more than 10.The ticket that you will receive is also valid to visit the Brunelleschi's Dome within 24 hours at no extra charge! No reservation for the Dome is included.
Guided tour itinerary of Florence's Duomo Complex, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
An unforgettable guided tour of Florence's Duomo complex, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence's religious core, and one of the undisputed masterpieces of all time! The guided tour includes the tour of Giotto's Bell Tower (414 stairs - no lift), the Baptistery of Florence, its famous mosaic-adorned dome, the Duomo, in its full grandeur and beauty, (no entrance into the cathedral). The tour continues to the Opera del Duomo Museum, which houses the original Gates of Paradise from the Baptistery, which have been recently restored, Donatello's Mary Magdalene, and Michelangelo's Pietà.
DUOMO COMPLEX, CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE
Construction was started on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, known as the Duomo, in 1296, commissioned by the Signoria of Florence, the city government. The cathedral is the symbol of Florence, Brunelleschi's famed dome, which makes it even more important because it is the largest masonry dome ever built. And inside you see the largest surface ever frescoed, the work of Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
The polychrome marble facade is made of white Carrara marble and green serpentine marble from Prato.
The guided tour continues inside the Baptistery, which is the same polychrome marble as the Cathedral. Here you can appreciate its famous dome, divided into eight segments, its ceiling fully adorned in mosaic. The guided tour of the Duomo complex ends in the Opera del Duomo Museum, which has the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures anywhere in the world, including medieval statues and reliefs and Renaissance sculptures in marble, bronze, and silver.
The masterpieces at the Opera del Duomo museum include Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, which was recently restored, and Donatello's Mary Magdalene. Booking a guided tour of the Duomo complex gives you a chance to admire Florence from on high. The tour price includes a ticket to climb Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's dome. If you haven't seen the entire Duomo complex, you can't say you have truly seen Florence!
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