The Duomo Complex


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Available from Dec 1, 2023
Day TripsDay Trips / The Duomo Complex

: 2 hours and 30 minutes
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  • Official entrance tickets
  • Licensed guide
  • Earphones for groups of more than 8 participants
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral, Duomo Museum, and Baptistery

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Enjoy a visit with a licensed guide to the most important buildings at the heart of Florence’s historic center: the Duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Hear your guide perfectly with our audio systems.

When you look at the Florence skyline, you certainly meet it. The Duomo, also known as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a monument complex that defines the city identity since Renaissance times.

Enjoy the Florence Duomo Experience at its maximum level!

This tour is something you can’t miss while staying in Tuscany. Visiting the Duomo area is certainly amongst the best things to do in Florence all year round.

Enjoy a special tour with a licensed guide to the most important buildings at the heart of Florentine historic center. The Duomo Florence Complex tour includes the city Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum

Best things to do in Florence - Discover the secret lives of artists

Come hear our guides perfectly with our HD audio systems. You will be guided step by step by truly art and history experts, learning all the secrets and the history lying behind this area.

Great artists and personalities like Brunelleschi, Giotto, Donatello, Jacopo Della Quercia - only to name a few, have left here important traces of their passages.

Santa Maria del Fiore is the third largest church in the world and one of the largest churches in Europe.

Florence Cathedral image is worldwide famous for the astonishing Brunelleschi’s dome and its polychrome (white, green, red/pink) marble panels covering the whole structure. 

The Duomo Florence was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the same architect of Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio, who started the project in 1294.

Then, after Di Cambio, many other architects contributed to the final aspect of the building, that was finished in 1436. Inside the Duomo Florence you will find extraordinary artworks.

Starting from the floors, gently covered by multi-colored marbles, and going on with the internal part of the dome, covered by the precious Last Judgement frescoes made by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari or the famous fresco Dante Before the City of Florence by Domenico di Michelino.

Florence cathedral: Michelangelo, Giotto and Donatello in the same place

Our local guides will show you the main sight starting from Piazza del Duomo, while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was designed.

In addition to the cathedral and Brunelleschi’s cutting-edge dome, you will see Giotto’s bell tower and you will also visit the Duomo Museum, hosting masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio.

Here you have the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world.

The collection includes medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs in marble, bronze and silver. You’ll find here masterpieces like the Pietà Bandini by Michelangelo or Profeta Misterioso by Donatello.

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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 green t-shirt with our “My Tour” logo

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81 reviews
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    Oct 30, 2023
  • Sunny

    Tour was informative and detailed. Guide from My Tours was very strategic and brought us to the front of the line to the cathedral before its opening while explaining to us the history of the cathedral. Though baptistery was going through some upgrading and restorative works, guide gave us access into the baptistery for a short intro before going free access into the museum for a detailed explanation of the baptistery and the Brunelleschi dome of the cathedral! It was truly amazing and one of the highlights of our trip to learn so much and better appreciate the duomo complex and it’s rich history!
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    Oct 18, 2023

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