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Florence: Historical Sneak-Peek of Duomo Square

Product ID: 175833
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An amazing guided tour of Florence' Duomo Square where you will be partnered with the best local guides in town to get to know all the secrets of several significant sites in detail.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Florence's Duomo Square, the city's most iconic landmark
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Cathedral, Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Benefit from a small-group walking tour around the Duomo Complex
Full description
Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in the world and in Florence is the most visited area of the city. From the point of the meeting, your guide will give an insight of the history of this marvelous piece of art standing right in front of you.

Initially, your guide will talk your way to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which commits to the conservation of the dome and other artworks of great masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Cambio and many others.

Afterward, as you walk through the Piazza you'll catch glimpses of the red dome that was completed in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi, and was once known as the largest building in Medieval Europe. After an interesting explanation of this showstopper, your next stop will be the showpieces of the Florentine Gothic architecture, Giotto's Bell Tower standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore

Your guide will also walk you around the exterior of the Loggia del Bigallo, a late Gothic building in Florence with an interesting historical fact. Finally, you’ll enter through the “Gates of Paradise” to the Baptistery of Saint John which stands across from the Duomo Cathedral. You will be guided on the technical and artistic point of view of architecture before you tour concludes.
Includes
  • Tickets to visit the listed attractions (the Bell-tower, the crypt inside the Cathedral and the baptistery, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo)
  • Small group tour walking tour around the Duomo Square
  • Official local guide
  • Radios and headsets to hear the guides clearly
  • Guided tour inside the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo and Baptistery of Saint John
  • Walking tour around the Duomo Square
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance to the cathedral
  • Reservation to climb the dome

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Lindt Chocolate Shop Firenze. Please be present at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure time in order to avoid any delays.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Minimum numbers apply
• You do not need a ticket to visit the Cathedral; you can enter it at any time before or after this tour
• After the first validation, the ticket is valid for 72 hours (you can use it to visit locations listed on your own time)
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums (no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women)
• Sleeveless or short-sleeved shirts are fine, if in doubt, carry a light shawl or long sleeve top to wrap around you when you go inside
• Caps and hats should not be worn inside either
• Wear comfortable walking shoes
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Product ID: 175833