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Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

Product ID: 222408
Enjoy a visit with a licensed guide to the most important buildings located in the heart of Florence’s historic center: the Duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery, and the Opera del Duomo Museum.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the one and only Cathedral of Florence
  • Learn the history of Florentine's most famous complex with a local guide
  • See the stunning Golden gate of the Baptistery
  • Visit the Duomo Museum
Full description
Discover the heart of Florence and learn all the secrets and the history that lies behind the Duomo Complex.

Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th Century. Your local guide will show you the main sights while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was created.

You’ll also visit the Duomo Museum in which you’ll discover masterpieces of Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. This is the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world. Last but not least, admire the stunning Baptistry of San Giovanni, one of the most ancient churches in Florence, which sits opposite the city's cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore and its incredible East Door - that Michelangelo called the Gates of Paradise.
Includes
  • Reserved entrance tickets with skip-the-line access
  • Licensed guide
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral, Duomo Museum, and Baptistery

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the staff in front of the central door of the Cathedral. Please look for staff holding a panel advertising the tour; Piazza del Duomo, 7, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia. Please note that from November 16th 2019, the meeting point will be from Piazza del Duomo, in front of Loggia del Bigallo Museum.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants
• Please note that no skip the line for the Cathedral is allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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I really misunderstood the instruments here, mainly because of the line 'there are no jump the queue options at the Duomo'. Reading that and having seen the long lines queued up I assumed I had to join the line to get in in time. I got in but there was no one there fitting the description. I think some clearer instructions including exactly where to gather in the piazza and what the tour sign looks like would help, including a statement 'don't worry about the long line meet 30m away by the baptistry' or something like that would have been clearer. I paid €44 for nothing but very intense frustration. Partly my mistake but partly confusion about the exact place to meet. Also please be clear about whether this tour includes walking to the top of the dome or not! It doesn't!

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22 June 2019

Tour guide is very thoughtful and provide great info

Great experience with the tour guide.

22 June 2019

27 September 2019

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Product ID: 222408