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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

  • Explore the religious center of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at mosaics, Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture and the Gates of Paradise
  • Learn about art, architecture, and history in the comfort of a small group
Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour
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tour starts at 8:30am with dome climbing at or shortly before 12:00pm
3:30pm afternoon Duomo Complex tour in English with dome climb at 6:00pm
Departs at 9:00am w/live guide in English
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A complex blend of art, religion, and history underpins the monuments of UNESCO-listed Florence’s Piazza del Duomo. Understand it in a single morning or afternoon on this guided small-group tour that’s perfect for culture vultures. Explore the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Duomo, and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, then climb the dome and the bell tower independently.

What to Expect

Greet your guide and small group on Piazza San Giovanni and stroll to the recently refurbished Baptistery, a whirl of mosaic and marble. Next, explore the Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore), and enjoy an overview of the Cupola del Brunelleschi dome and Campanile di Giotto bell tower which you’ll climb independently after your tour is finished.

Your final stop is the newly reopened Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, where you can see the original artworks that once decorated the Duomo, Baptistery, and bell tower. Besides scores of statues and reliefs, marvel at Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture and Ghiberti’s bronze doors, the Gates of Paradise, that once adorned the Baptistery.

Your ticket entitles you to climb the dome one hour after the tour ends. You can pick a time to ascend the bell tower but it must be within 48 hours of the start of your tour.

Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Thanks Claudio for an awesome tour

Had a great tour the other day of these wonder sights. Apart from the amazing buildings and art we had the pleasure of being led by Claudio, an art-history student at a local university. Wow, want of font of knowledge he is. Conducted an excellent...More

1  Thank MSandAC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very good tour

We took this tour Sept 18. Our tour guide was very informative, clearly loving to teach people about the Baptistery and the Museum. The Baptistery was beautiful, and the museum was a very pleasant experience. A lot to see and very well detailed by our...More

1  Thank ckronick3
Reviewed April 13, 2018
Wonderful guide, very informative

Easy to access and very informative. Fredricka was clearly passionate about the art, and offered a few additional observations that were not clear to the unexperienced eye. The museum was very interesting also, and the Duomo climb was exhausting but exhilarating. Would recommended this tour.

4  Thank Brian S
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile
Very insightful and extensive tour!

My friend and I booked a guided tour of Duomo Baptistery and Museum with entrance to the cupola and the bell tour. Our guide Maurizio was very knowledgeable, professional and experienced. He presented the history of the buildings and the art in a context, and...More

2  Thank Jana E
Reviewed March 9, 2018
Duomo guided tour

Excellently tour only myself and wife on it as personal as it gets excellently knowledge of whole place first class.

2  Thank gerald b
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May 2, 2018|
Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
2.5 hours