Duomo Florence Private Tour with 5-star Guide
The Duomo Complex in Florence is one of the greatest sites in the world. Come and join us on our 1.5-hour tour of the Cathedral Square, the Baptistery of St. John, and the Opera del Duomo Museum and uncover the history of these spectacular monuments. Continue the exploration of the massive Cathedral and marvel at its stunning architecture, monumental dome, and impressive artwork inside at your own pace at the end of the tour or during the following days with your all-access ticket that is included with the tour. It is valid for 72 hours, so you will be able to descend into the crypt of the Cathedral and climb to the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower.
In high season entrance lines for the security check may be a bit long so our tour guide will advise you on the best times to enter the Duomo after the tour.
per adult from
1 hour 30 minutes
What's included :
- 5-star tour guide
- Assistance at the meeting point
- 20% Discount on Purchases at Arnold Coffee
- Expert licenced tour guide in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.
- Guided Tour to the Baptistery of St. John
- Guided Tour to the Opera del Duomo museum
- All-Access ticket that gives you access to the Crypt and Giotto's Bell Tower
- Audio devices to hear the tour guide
- Entry/Admission - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
- Entry/Admission - The Baptistery of St. John
- Entry/Admission - Crypt of Santa Reparata
- Entry/Admission - Giotto's Bell Tower
What's excluded :
- Hotel Pick Up
- Foods and Drinks
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, (Tuscany - Italy). It is one of the most visited places in Europe and the world and in Florence, the most visited area of the city. The square contains the Florence Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace. The west zone of this square is called Piazza San Giovanni.
Stop At: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence Italy
Opera del Duomo Museum: the greatest treasures from the Cathedral Complex are brilliantly displayed in this incredible Museum. Take a step back in time and explore Florence of the past in the huge hall of the museum where we'll see a life-size reconstruction of the Cathedral Facade as it was in the early Renaissance, decorated with original sculpture by early masters including Donatello. The space is also the reconstruction of the original square between the Duomo and the Baptistery with the original bronze doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Learn the secrets behind one of the last sculptures of Michelangelo intended to be placed on his own tomb and learn why he attacked it with the hammer.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: The Baptistery of St. John, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Step inside one of the oldest monuments of Florence with its dazzling original 12th-century golden mosaics, the very place where Dante himself was baptised. Even nowadays the Baptistery maintains its original religious function: Florentines still baptise their children in its 13th-century baptismal font. Learn the story behind the bronze doors of the Baptistery, famous for giving the start to the Renaissance and how Michelangelo himself admired the so-called “Gates of Paradise” by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Later you will be able to see the original gates inside the Duomo museum.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
(Guided Tour includes exterior of Cathedral) Gazing at the magnificent facade of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, learn how ambitious Florentines managed to build the biggest church in the world in the 14th century. The Cathedral has always been at the center of Florentine life, even during its darkest moments. Learn how it was a stage for one of the most horrible murders in the 15th century. Discover the secrets of the construction of one of the biggest domes in the world – the marvel of Filippo Brunelleschi. See where the David by Michelangelo was meant to be originally placed. (Guided Tour includes exterior of Cathedral)
Stop At: Crypt of Santa Reparata, Piazza Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy
(By your own without guide) Santa Reparata is the former cathedral of Florence, Italy. Its name refers to Saint Reparata, an early virgin martyr who is the co-patron saint of Florence. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore was constructed over it. (By your own without guide)
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
(By your own without Guide) The bell tower of Santa Maria del Fiore was begun by Giotto in 1334, carried on after his death by Andrea Pisano, and finished in 1359 by Francesco Talenti, who created the large windows at the upper levels. The sculptural decoration of the tower is extremely rich: 56 relief carvings in two registers, and 16 life-size statues in the niches, all by Florentine masters of the l4th and l5th century (among whom Andrea Pisano, Donatello, Luca Della Robbia).
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Arnold Coffee, Piazza del Duomo, 4n, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Return Detail :1: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
2: Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.