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Florence Matroneo Baptistery Guided Tour with Exclusive Access

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Discover the splendor of Florentine art and culture in a guided tour to the famed Florence Baptistery. Enjoy a visit to the breathtaking gallery of Matroneo and other historical sites in the Duomo Complex.

Description

Being the oldest monument of the Duomo Complex, the Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistry of Saint John, stands as a marvelous relic of the Renaissance era and a glorious masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.

Witness the development of the entire monumental complex of the Cathedral over the centuries in a fascinating video presentation before the guided tour. See the journey told through exclusive images and reconstructions and know how the "Cradle of the Renaissance" flourished. The presentation will be followed by a captivating guided tour of the Baptistery which will be lead by an expert "Opera del Duomo" guide. Get the chance to climb the stunning elevated gallery of "Matroneo" and be captivated by the elaborately designed mosaics and the pristine marble floors.

The tour also includes a visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore where we will show you the wonderful works of art kept within its magnificent walls.

At the end of the tour, only a few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be treated to delicious tastings of Chianti wine, tidbits of scrumptious cheeses and balsamic vinegar.

You will also be given an entrance ticket to various monumental sites in the Duomo Complex such as the Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, and Crypt of Santa Reparata.

Includes

  • 48 hour entrance ticket to the Duomo Complex Monuments

  • Chianti Wine Tasting

  • Cheese and Balsamic vinegar tasting

  • English-speaking guide
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Florence Matroneo Baptistery Guided Tour with Exclusive Access

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: 48 hour entrance ticket to the Duomo Complex Monuments / Chianti Wine Tasting / Cheese and Balsamic vinegar tasting / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 15:45

    Start in Florence city

  • Introduction movie

    You will have the opportunity to watch, in an ancient rectory next to the Cathedral, a fascinating video showing, through exclusive images and reconstructions, as the entire monumental complex of the Cathedral has grown over the centuries along with the rest of the city.

  • Matroneo

    Leading by an expert “Opera del Duomo” guide (the only guide allowed) you will have the chance to climb to charming “Matroneo”, an elevated gallery that was once reserved to the women. You will be captivated by the shining mosaics and amazing marble floor inlaid.

  • A guided visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    You will learn about the wonderful works of art kept there. At the end of your visit, a few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be offered a delicious taste of Chianti wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar.

  • 18:00

    Tour Ends in Florence

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  • Your ticket is valid 48 hours and allows you to visit on your own other monuments making part of the Duomo Complex.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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