Guided tour

Florence: Duomo Guided Tour with Direct and Dedicated Access

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Florence: Duomo Guided Tour with Direct and Dedicated Access

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel
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From US$ 26.38 per person

Join a guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with direct and dedicated access. Enrich your trip with an optional app audio guide to discover the history of Duomo Square and its monuments.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take advantage of direct and dedicated access to the stunning Santi Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Discover artistic treasures by the most famous Renaissance artists inside the breathtaking Duomo
  • Get the most out of your experience with an official guide
  • Marvel at the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari
  • Explore the Duomo Complex while listening to app-audio commentary created by art historian guides
Full description

Make the most of direct and dedicated access to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and explore the inestimable artistic treasures within with a professional guide. Visit the nearby Museo della Misericordia after with an included entrance ticket. Upon entrance to the cathedral, be struck immediately by the elegance of the 3 naves. Following the lead of your official guide, admire the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello, and the complexity of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno. Walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles, then, looking up, marvel at Brunelleschi's famous Dome, the largest ever-built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Appreciate the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari before concluding your cathedral tour.

At the Piazza del Duomo, next to the cathedral, you'll also have the chance to visit the Museo della Misericordia and the opportunity to take scenic photos from the fourth floor of the museum.

After the guided visit, use your app-guide (if option selected) to freely explore the Duomo Complex monuments for yourself. Discover the rich history of the amazing Duomo Square and its unique monuments: the Cathedral, the Brunelleschi Dome, the Giotto Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

Includes
  • Direct and dedicated access to Florence Cathedral
  • Professional and official Florence Duomo guide
  • An app-guide to explore the Duomo Complex Monuments from the outside (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Caf Tour & Travel Agency - Via dei Tavolini, 15r (the number is red), 50122, Firenze. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Shorts
    • Hats
    • Sunglasses
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • Entrance to the cathedral is dependent upon suitable clothing; shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats, and sunglasses are not permitted
    • Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starts
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 59 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    Everything went very well and we were welcomed very nicely at the meeting point. Our guide was very competent and explained everything to us in very understandable English. We were in a small group and were able to follow everything well and ask questions. The tour is highly recommended if you want background information about the cathedral and don't want to be in line in front of everyone!

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    November 11, 2019

    A perfect tour.

    From the moment we met our charming and fantastically well informed guide, we had a wonderful morning. Thank heavens we booked, as the queue to buy tickets snaked around the building. It was wonderful to be able to be taken inside the Duomo without having to queue, and to be shown around and taught by our perfect guide.

    October 15, 2019

    The Young guide, very nice. The guide was only in English, but the girl informed us that sorry she could not speak in Spanish, but that at the end of the tour, if we had doubts, she explained a couple of things in Spanish. Good location of the meeting point and very friendly staff.

    October 10, 2019

    Product ID: 281017