1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Florence Cathedral

Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

Product ID: 108418
Join Florence In A Day Tour to see two of the major sites: David and the Duomo efficiently. Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to see the Accademia and climb Brunelleschi's famous dome by joining this small group tour with a professional local guide.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll around the Cathedral and the other monuments of the Duomo Square
  • Make your visit memorable and interesting, combining local history, facts and snippets
  • Climb the famous dome of Brunelleschi to see the size and internal decoration
  • See the most important artworks contained in the Cathedral, visible from the Dome's internal terraces
  • Enjoy the efficieny of a local guide in a small group of maximum 8 people
  • Visit the Academia Gallery to see the famous statue of David with pre-reserved tickets
Full description
Join the group at the Accademia gates to start your tour. There will be a maximum of 8 people so it is always an intimate experience. Learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. How  does the copy replaced in Piazza della Signoria in 1910,  still guard over the city of Florence? Challenge your guide about the 16th century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici.

Enjoy the Accademia Galleries and head to the Duomo. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you visit the impotent Cathedral of Florence dominating the skyline. Savour the artistic wonder for its size and for its the amazing marble decorations. Include a visit to the Dome at the end of the tour and climb the dome and the bell tower to admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscany.

See the Baptistry famous with its doors right in front of the cathedral Santa Maria Del Fiore. These are the Gates of Paradise but what you’ll see here are the copies of the original. ( originals are in the Museum). End the tour at one of these Squares so you can ask your guide for options of the best places to eat or drink an aperitivo. This tour is a great investment to save your time and to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of art works with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun at the same time.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Expert local guides
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Academia to see the Statue of David
  • Pre-reserved tickets for Brunelleschi's Dome climb
  • All inclusive ticket for the monuments of the Religious Center valid for 72 hours
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Skip-the-line admission to Florence Cathedral itself in high season
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Expect crowds in high season and holidays
• 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
• You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We were a group of 3 travelling in January 2020 and lucky enough to be the only ones on this tour. The bonus of travelling in winter and booking small group tours. Chiara was our guide for our tour. She was amazing. Full of stories and interesting facts. She even climbs the Dome with you and tells you about the stories depicted in the paintings.

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January 29, 2020

The sites were amazing and we hardly had to wait. The tour guide was very nice and Incredibly knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend. However, the climb was much more intense than anticipated. Wear sneakers for the narrow spriral stairs. If you are claustrophobic at all, skip the climb. But definitely see Il Duomo and the David.

December 22, 2019

This was a wonderful tour! The tour guide was prompt, attentive, very informative and truly took interest in what we were interested in hearing more about and seeing more of. She took the time to learn about our interests and catered some of the covered discussions towards our interests and had multiple follow up questions to make sure we were seeing the items she was pointing out and talking about. She also took the time to discuss area restaurants and other areas we could visit related to our interests for the remainder of the day. The pace was perfect and covered everything we expected. Truly a treat and a wonderful tour!

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December 10, 2019

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Product ID: 108418