Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour

4.8/5

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From €39

Available from Jun 21, 2024
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Day TripsDay Trips / Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour

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included Included in the price

  • Official entrance tickets
  • Licensed guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants

excluded Excluded from the price

  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)


Full Description

When you are thinking about a trip to Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral (Florence dome) is something you are not allowed to miss. Almost 2 billion visitors each year come to visit the biggest church in Florence, the second biggest in Italy after San Pietro in Rome and the fourth worldwide.

A tour of Santa Maria del Fiore is among the best things to do in Florence

To get to the Florence dome is really easy, you have just a ten-minute walk from the main train station Firenze SMN. The stunning Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is located in the heart of Florence. The whole zone is pedestrian-friendly and you can reach the meeting point with ease and tranquillity. Santa Maria Del Fiore is one of the most visited sites in Europe and definitely, a must-see during your stay in Florence.

Santa Maria del Fiore: a brief history

The initial process of construction of the church dates back to the late Middle Ages. The architect and urbanist Arnolfo Di Cambio started to design it in 1296. After him, many others like Giotto, Francesco Talenti, and Giovanni di Lapo Ghini continued the undertaking. Then, it was all finished in Renaissance times, in 1434, when Filippo Brunelleschi completed the breathtaking dome, called ‘il cupolone’ by Florentines.

Why is a Florence dome guided tour so important?

When you choose this Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour you are saving money and time to get the best of this experience. The whole Santa Maria Del Fiore tour is among the first things to do in Florence. But if you want to get the most, you need to visit the cathedral. When you walk to the square you'll find this precious monumental area. There, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo are waiting for you with the magical atmosphere of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral begun in the 13th Century thanks to Arnolfo di Cambio and was finished later with the magnificent Cupola made by Filippo Brunelleschi. It's a huge and massive construction and you're going to love it. With this tour, you'll have the chance to enjoy a 1h guided tour of the Cathedral - just the Cathedral will be explored with this tour, where our guide will introduce you to the area and show the main artworks still conserved inside the dome.

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Additional Information

• Please note that backpacks are not allowed in the Cathedral. • Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants. • Due the moderate amount of walking to reach the main attraction sites could be better to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. • We suggest this tour to customers who are able to climb and descend streets and stairs.. • This tour is not suitable for customers in wheelchairs. • In case of hot weather we suggest you to bring a cap with you. • Reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time. Our staff will wear a white shirt and a green foulard with our “My Tour” logo.

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Reviews


4.8/5

269 reviews
  • Elaine Andrea Ripke

    Good, informative, good information from the guide
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    reviewed by
    Elaine Andrea Ripke
    Jun 4, 2024
  • Robyn

    Very fun and informative
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    reviewed by
    Robyn
    May 12, 2024

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