Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour


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Available from May 21, 2022
Day TripsDay Trips / Duomo Cathedral Guided Tour

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  • Reserved entrance skip the line 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

•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 green t-shirt with our “My Tour” logo. • Participant Requirements: Bring a mask with you and wear it during all the activity. All participants +12 years old must present one of the following documents: a complete vaccination certificate; certificate attesting to the administration of the first dose of the vaccine, which took place at least 15 days prior to the activity; a confirmation of the healing from Covid-19 within the last 6 months; the negative result of a swab performed no more than 48 hours before the activity. We remind you that in the absence of these documents it will not be possible to participate in the activity and no refund will be made.

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12 Reviews
  • Dante

    The visit to the Duomo was very interesting, thanks also to your guide Ilaria. Kind, very educated, courteous and well prepared for questions. Very satisfied.
    reviewed by
    Aug 13, 2019
  • Cinzia

    Only star rating
    reviewed by
    Dec 31, 2019

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