Florence Duomo Complex Tour with Giotto's Bell Tower Ticket

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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

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.

Includes

  • Guided tour of Florence Duomo Complex and “Opera del Duomo” Museum

  • 48-hour ticket to the Duomo complex including the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, the crypt and Brunelleschi Dome (advanced reservation needed on the spot)

  • Wine tasting

  • English-speaking guide
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour with Giotto's Bell Tower Ticket

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guided tour of Florence Duomo Complex and “Opera del Duomo” Museum / 48-hour ticket to the Duomo complex including the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, the crypt and Brunelleschi Dome (advanced reservation needed on the spot) / Wine tasting / English-speaking guide

Well organised with a passionat and very knowledgable tour guide. Had a great time.

Koster

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Schedule

  • 11:45

    Check-in and meet your guide

  • 12:00

    Florence Duomo Guided Tour begins

  • Visit the Baptistery and the Gates of Paradise

    With an art historian guide, you will start by visiting the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in the city (XI century), with its three magnificent doors including the famous Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti.

  • Explore the Interiors of the Duomo

    Admire the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and then visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture dominated by the majestic dome, the largest in the world built in masonry with magnificent frescoes by Giorgio Vasari and his workshop.

  • “Opera del Duomo” Museum

    See a life-size reconstruction of the Cathedral as it was in the times of Dante Alighieri, sculptures of Arnolfo di Cambio, Donatello and Nanni di Banco. See the original doors of the Baptistery and the Pietà del Duomo sculpted by Michelangelo and the Penitent Magdalene by Donatello and more!

  • Wine Tasting after the tour

    A few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be offered a delicious taste of Chianti wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar. (Opening hours 9:30- 19:30).

  • 48 Hour Ticket to the Complex

    After the tour you can climb up the Giotto's Bell Tower for the best views of Florence and the entire Duomo complex, as well as access the Santa Reparata Crypt and the famous Dome (advanced reservation needed, entry not guaranteed). Ticket is valid 48 hours to visit any time after the tour.

  • 13:30

    Tour Ends

  • (For Check-In) Piazza San Giovanni 19 (Piazza San Giovanni, 19, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 11:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza San Giovanni 19 (Piazza San Giovanni, 19, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Piazza San Giovanni 19 (Piazza San Giovanni, 19, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 11:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza San Giovanni 19 (Piazza San Giovanni, 19, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • There is a strict dress code to enter the Florence Duomo. Shoulders and knees must be covered, otherwise you may be denied entry.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Your ticket to the monuments of the Duomo is also valid for access to the famous Dome by Brunelleschi, Santa Reparata Crypt and the Giotto Bell Tower. Ticket is to be used within 48 hours from issue. Ticket is not 'skip the line', so in high season some queues are expected.

  • Access to the Dome must be reserved separately on the spot and no advanced reservation is available. Due to high volume of visitors, long lines are expected and entry is not guaranteed.

  • Wine tasting is available daily from 9:30 to 19:30.

  • Your ticket to the monuments of the Duomo is also valid for access to Santa Reparata Crypt and the Giotto Bell Tower. To be used within 48 hours from the issue.

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Reviews

Well organised with a passionat and very knowledgable tour guide. Had a great time.

Koster

The tour is very informative and we get access to places that could not be accessible with normal tickets. We also avoid the long ...queues with the 2 tour guides that CAF Travel has arranged for us!
Really enjoyed it.
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Hup

Fantastic tour. Maria, our official tour guide was so well informed and passionate about the architecture, history and culture. We... learnt so much that we would never have discovered without doing the tour.
The symbolism, a secret well and what it means to be a Florentine.
Grazie mille
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Nick

The check in was a bit scarry, in terms of how recognise the guide. But it all worked out fine. We were lucky and had 2 guides for... our family of 4.
They were enthousiastic and knowledgeable.
It was was great to skip the queue for the duomo enterence, as we used the back door.
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Alex

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