The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tours & Tickets
What people are saying about The Opera del Duomo Museum
I cannot recommend this tour enough. Our guide, Thomas, was extremely friendly, approachable, and above all, knowledgeable about not only the duomo and Brunelleschi's dome, but the entire city of Florence. He gave all kinds of insights, tricks, and tips to see the best the city has to offer. I learned so much during this 1-hour tour, and I would never have known any of the stories and insights into what made Florence so great if I had just seen the dome on my own without a tour. I am telling you, I was skeptical at first of this tour, but it is completely worth the money and actually I will recommend to any of my friends visiting Florence to take this tour as well because I learned so much. The duomo and the fresco inside the dome as well as the view of the city are unmatched. Book this tour ASAP!
Leonardo was a first rate guide with a number of details on the Duomo and city - such as the inside story of the Medici family. He was supportive of the groups capability on the numerous steps as well - none of us were 21 any more. I like something physical every day - apart from walking - and this tour was a great choice. Leonardo also alerted us to the Opera of the Duomo museum, a carefully curated and “uncrowded” destination just adjacent to the Duomo. We loved it.
First off, this was a great way to get last minute tickets up to the Cupolla of the Duomo in Florence. We were able to get six last minute tickets the night before our tour. We went on an English-speaking tour in the tour guide spoke fabulous English. She gave us a great history of the Duomo and the construction of the dome. It was a lot of stairs to the top but our 4,7, and 9 years old kids did it so you can do it as well!
Our tour guide, Giacomo, was fantastic. Both knowledgeable and courteous. He is an architect himself so he explained many elements of the church and the dome in great detail. Spoke loud enough for all of us to hear clearly which is usually an issue on crowded tours. Would recommend to anyone visiting Florence.
Excellent tour guide (Tomaso) kept us entertained with interesting facts about Brunelleschi's Dome, the Duomo, the birth of the Renaissance in Firenze, as well as other fun facts about Firenze, including its tradition of Calcio Fiorentino!