Florence Duomo Complex Restoration Workshop Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting

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What To Expect

The unique opportunity to discover the fascinating workshop in which the "stone masons" still work and where Michelangelo sculpted the famous David

Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit to the workshop where Michelangelo's masterpiece, the David was created

  • Go on a tour of the San Maria del Fiore Cathedral and get a glimpse of some works of art inside

  • Revel in the flavors of authentic Chianti wine, cheeses, and balsamic vinegars

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Florence
Departs From:
Florence
Meeting Point:
Piazza di San Giovanni
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
Monday at 11:20 AM
Product Code:
14138
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Description

This tour will lead you to one of the most intimate and fascinating locations making part of the Duomo Complex, where time seems to have stopped centuries ago.

Leading by an expert "Opera del Duomo" Guide (the only guide allowed) you will discover the workshop where some of the greatest Renaissance artists have worked and where the famous David has been carved by Michelangelo. A place where professional stonemasons work with passion to restore authentic masterpieces, still using the original tools and techniques used in the past. A Renaissance workshop live, in front of you!

Before the guided tour you will also have the possibility to watch, inside an ancient rectory next to the Cathedral, a fascinating video showing, through exclusive images and reconstructions, how the whole Duomo complex has grown during the centuries, together with the rest of the city, known today as the "Cradle of the Renaissance".

The tour includes as well, the guided visit of the Baptistery and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, where you will learn about the wonderful works of art kept there, many of whose restored in the stonemasons workshop.

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.

Your ticket is valid 24 hours and allows you to visit on your own other monuments at the Duomo complex (Dome by Brunelleschi, Crypt of St. Reparata, Giotto's bell tower).

You may also add an option to this tour:

Florence Duomo Complex Restoration Complex Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting and Lunch

End your wonderful experience in the best way with a Tuscan lunch with drinks in an historic restaurant in the heart of the characteristic Medicean district, near the Cathedral square.

Includes

  • Introduction movie

  • Baptistery and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • Wine, cheese, and balsamic vinegar tasting

  • 24-hour entrance ticket to the Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's bell tower, and the Crypt of Santa Reparata (Until 31 October 2016)

  • 48-hour entrnace ticket to the Duomo Complex Monuments (Starting 01 November 2016)

  • Professional guide

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge (lunch not included).

  • This tour takes approximately 2 hours.

  • Earphones are provided for groups over 15 participants.

  • Lunch is not included for children aged 0-5.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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