FLORENCE - GUIDED TOURS OF THE CITY AND SIGHTS OF FLORENCE, ITALY

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Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you (below) the tour options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

If you're unsure of dates then, for now, you can see a list of product descriptions further down this page.

tickitaly.com offer an ever-increasing range of Florence guided tours, and on this page we attempt to summarise them for you. From gallery tours, walking tours, art tours, and tours with lunch included, to cooking courses, tours by bike or Segway, all the way up to customised tours to suit your interests, we hope to cover most everything that could possibly enhance a visit to the unforgettable city of Florence.

Again, everything listed is a Florence guided tour, in one form or another - if you're after straightforward ticket booking for the Uffizi Gallery or Michelangelo's David, then, please, use these links.
If you're looking for excursions from Florence (outings and day trips to places nearby) then we have those also - click here for details.

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, guided tour

A fully guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, lasting roughly 90 minutes, including your skip-the-line entrance ticket. Once the tour is over you're free to stay in the gallery and continue your visit. Runs at 4.30 PM all year round and at 9.00 AM and 4.30 PM in high season.

The tours last approximately 90 minutes - all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be inside the Uffizi, ready to discover this most wonderful of galleries in the presence of an expert guide.

The tour is available all year round at 4.30 in the afternoon (excluding Mondays, the first Sunday of each month, the 25th of December and the 1st of January), and at 09.00 in the morning or 04.30 in the afternoon between the 2nd of May and the 31st of October. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Children up to and including the age of 5 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Florence, guided tour.

A guided tour to view Michelangelo's statue of David in the company of an expert guide. The tour lasts roughly 75 minutes, after which you can choose to stay in the gallery and explore the other artworks on show at your leisure. Available all year round at 10.30 AM and at 10.30 AM, 11.30 AM or 4.30 PM in high season.

The tour lasts approximately an hour and a quarter, and takes in some other lesser-known pieces by Michelangelo as well as David himself; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be inside the Accademia, ready to discover David in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the gallery and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tour is available all year round at 10.30 in the morning (excluding Mondays, the first Sunday of each month, the 25th of December and the 1st of January), and also at 11.30 in the morning or 04.30 in the afternoon between the 1st of April and the 31st of October. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Children up to and including the age of 5 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David, combined guided tour.

A combined, reduced-price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day (Uffizi in the morning, the Academy and David in the afternoon).

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 10.15 in the morning, after which you're free to have a long lunch (we also offer this tour with an arranged lunch in a central restaurant) and do some exploring of your own before heading to the Accademia Gallery for 4.15 in the afternoon and a tour, including a viewing of David, lasting approximately 75 minutes.
All you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January). The tour is in English only - children up to and including the age of 5 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price.
For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour. (11.30 AM - 4.30 PM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day.

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, the Accademia tour approximately 75 minutes; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 10 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) at the following times:

All year round:

  • Accademia tour at 10.15 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Accademia tour at 11.30 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Uffizi tour at 09.00 AM, Accademia tour at 11.30 AM

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date (you'll find some additional information further down this page).

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch. (11.30 AM - 4.30 PM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for tours of the Uffizi and the Accademia with lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, the Accademia tour approximately 75 minutes; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 10 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) at the following times:

All year round:

  • Accademia tour at 10.15 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Accademia tour at 11.30 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Uffizi tour at 09.00 AM, Accademia tour at 11.30 AM

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date (you'll find some additional information further down this page).

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour (9.00 AM, 11.30 AM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day. The tour begins at 9.00 AM and finishes at around 12.45 PM.

The Uffizi guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 9.00 in the morning, the Accademia tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and begins at 11.30 AM, leaving plenty of time to casually stroll from one gallery to the next with a stop off for a cappucino and cornetto on the way.

Simply arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the Accademia and continue exploring at your own pace - the tour finishes at around 12.45 PM.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January). We also offer this tour with an organised Tuscan lunch after the Accademia visit, dining in a central Florence restaurant.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch (9.00 AM, 11.30 AM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day. The tour begins at 9.00 AM and finishes at around 12.45 PM after which you'll enjoy a Tuscan lunch, with drinks, in a central Florence restaurant.

The Uffizi guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 9.00 in the morning, the Accademia tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and begins at 11.30 AM, leaving plenty of time to casually stroll from one gallery to the next with a stop off for a cappucino and cornetto on the way.

Simply arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you'll be escorted to a central location to enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch, drinks included. Please note that if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January).

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch.

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries, with lunch in a traditional local restaurant. You'll see the Uffizi (roughly 90 minutes) in the morning and the Accademia (David, roughly 75 minutes) in the afternoon.

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 10.15 in the morning, after which you'll be escorted to a central location to enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch, drinks included. There'll be some time to do some exploring of your own before heading to the Accademia Gallery for 4.15 in the afternoon and a tour, including a viewing of David, lasting approximately 75 minutes.
All you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January). The tour is in English only - children up to and including the age of 5 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price. Please note that if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.
For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city guided tour with viewing of Michelangelo's David (mornings).

A three hour (9.00 AM start) guided tour of Florence city which also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's David. The tour begins with some panoramic views across the city before discovering the cathedral area on foot prior to visiting Michelangelo's statue of David.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile).

* This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Accademia is closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month. Starting time is 9.00 AM and you'll finish at around 12.15 PM.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city guided tour with viewing of Michelangelo's David, followed by lunch.

A three hour (9.00 AM start) guided tour of Florence city which also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's David. The tour begins with some panoramic views across the city before discovering the cathedral area on foot prior to visiting Michelangelo's statue of David. This is followed by a light lunch in a central restaurant.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next come a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile).
An assistant will then accompany you to a traditional local restaurant where you'll enjoy a light lunch and accompanying drinks.

This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Accademia is closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month. Starting time is 9.00 AM and you'll finish at around 12.15 PM, followed by lunch.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city guided tour with Uffizi visit (afternoons).

An afternoon (2.30 PM to 6.00 PM) guided tour of Florence city, the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, and a guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery.

The tour begins with a drive up into the hills above Florence to Fiesole, a hilltop settlement of Etruscan origin that offers open views down towards Florence and the valley of the Arno. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre for a walking tour of the area around the beautiful church of Santa Croce. Next comes a stroll through some of the historic narrow streets of the city and on to Piazza Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia del Lanzi.
After this it's a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends here, but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish.

This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi is closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month. Starting time is 2.30 PM and you'll finish the tour at around 6.00 PM.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Day tour - Florence city, Fiesole, Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David.

A full day guided tour of Florence (9.00 AM start, 6.00 PM finish) taking in the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, David at the Accademia, and the Uffizi Gallery.

The tour begins at 9.00 AM with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile). The morning section of the tour finishes at around 12.15 PM, giving you a good couple of hours for a relaxing lunch (note that we also offer this tour with lunch arranged and included).

A couple of hours later it's time for the afternoon tour (2:30 PM) - this time it's a trip up - by bus - to the nearby Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole, with panoramic views over Florence and the Arno valley below. It's then back into Florence for a walking tour around the heart of religious Florence - Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria before a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends on the Uffizi terrace (great views of the city centre), but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish (well, up to closing time, that is!).

* This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi and Accademia are closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month.

You'll spend the entire tour accompanied by an expert local guide who'll provide genuine insight into this most amazing of cities. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Day tour - Florence city, Fiesole, Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David, with lunch.

A full day guided tour of Florence (9.00 AM start, 6.00 PM finish) taking in the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, David at the Accademia, and the Uffizi Gallery. Included is a typical Tuscan lunch, with drinks, in a typical central Florence restaurant.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile). The morning section of the tour finishes at around 12.15 PM, an assistant will then accompany you to a traditional local restaurant where you'll enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch and accompanying drinks. Please note that if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.

A couple of hours later it's time for the afternoon tour (2:30 PM) - this time it's a trip up - by bus - to the nearby Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole, with panoramic views over Florence and the Arno valley below. It's then back into Florence for a walking tour around the heart of religious Florence - Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria before a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends on the Uffizi terrace (great views of the city centre), but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish (well, up to closing time, that is!).

* This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi and Accademia are closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month.

You'll spend the entire tour accompanied by an expert local guide who'll provide genuine insight into this most amazing of cities. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city bus tours.

Explore Florence using these 'hop on, hop off' guided bus tours - set your own route and pace.

There are two distinct tour routes for Florence, one taking in the bulk of the sites both to the north and south of the river Arno (Line A, 18 stops, total time 60 minutes), the other concentrating on a slightly smaller, central section before heading out to Fiesole (an Etruscan hilltop village) and some of the finest views imaginable of the splendid city of Florence (Line B, 24 stops, total time 120 minutes). Line C is available from April - October with 24 stops, total time 120 minutes.

The routes criss-cross each other at multiple points, and you are free to switch from one route to the other as many times as you wish. Tickets are valid for 48 hours, and are also valid for travel with the two local bus companies, 'ATAF' and 'Linea'. The accompanying audio tour is available in 8 different languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese). The tours operate on a 'hop-on, hop-off' basis, meaning you may leave and subsequently rejoin the buses at indicated points as often as you like! You can download a (PDF) map showing the routes here.

Line A timings
The 'Line A' tour starts and ends at the central railway station (Santa Maria Novella) and has 18 stops to hop off and on. The tour lasts 60 minutes.
- November – March: The first bus leaves at 9.00 AM and the last of the day is at 4.30 PM
- April – June: The first bus leaves at 9.00 AM, and the last of the day is at 6.00 PM
- Tours are 20 - 60 minutes apart depending on the season.

Line B timings
The 'Line B' tour also starts and ends at the central railway station (Santa Maria Novella). It has 24 stops to hop off and on. The tour lasts 120 minutes.
- November - March: The first bus leaves at 10.15 AM and the last of the day is at 2.15 PM
- March - April: The first bus leaves at 10.05 AM and the last of the day is at 5.05 PM
- May - June: The first bus leaves at 10.05 AM and the last of the day is at 6.05 PM
- July - September: First bus at 10.05 AM and the last at 7.05 PM
- October - November: First bus at 10.15 AM and the last at 17.05

Florence Segway tours

Explore Florence in a slightly different way with a guided Segway tour with an audio guide.

Ticket for the Florence Segway tour, audio guide option.

Children: the Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone, but if your child is younger than 16 years of age, he/she will have to be at least 140 cm (4 ft 6 inches) tall and weigh over 40kg (90 pounds).

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

Florence Segway tour with personal guide

Explore Florence in a slightly different way with a guided Segway tour with a personal tour guide.

Tickets for the Florence Segway Tour with personal guide.

Children: the Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone, but if your child is younger than 16 years of age, he/she will have to be at least 140 cm (4 ft 6 inches) tall and weigh over 40kg (90 pounds).

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

Florence bicycle tours.

Explore Florence under your own steam on a 'cruiser' bicycle tour, accompanied by a personal guide or by an audio guide.

Florence on two wheels, and stylish ones at that - just wouldn't do to be seen on anything less chic than our cruiser bikes, don't you know! The bicycle tour lasts three hours and you'll be accompanied by a personal tour guide. Tours begin at 10.00 AM in the morning - group size is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people.

The tour takes in the following must-not-miss sights of Florence: Piazza Santa Trinita, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Palazzo Strozzi, Il Duomo (the cathedral), Santa Croce, San Niccolo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and a stretch of the south bank of the River Arno offering memorable views of the city and its bridges. Routes chosen endeavour to keep you away from vehicle traffic as much as is possible and we try to keep you to cycle lanes whenever we can.

Children: if your child is younger than 10 years of age, we require the EXPERT LEVEL of biking and that he/she rides her/his own bike. Children under 3 not allowed.

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

Cookery class with dinner

Under the guidance of your chef you'll discover some precious secrets of traditional Italian cooking, from the choice of ingredients, cooking times and techniques, to which wines to marry with the Tuscan regional dishes you'll prepare.

The lesson lasts around three hours and after you've prepared the dishes, you and your fellow 'students' will sit and enjoy the fruits of your labours. A standard session will see you preparing a typical Tuscan menu of appetizer, first or second course, side dish and dessert.

The lessons run on Tuesdays in high season and Thursdays in low season - you'll be met in the centre of Florence to begin your course. The courses start in the evening at 6.30PM and last three hours.
The course is not available from the 14th of December to the 12th of January inclusive.

Florence Cathedral complex and Museum guided tour

A fully guided tour of the Duomo, the museum, the Baptistery and ticket for the Cupola (dome) and the Campanile, Giotto's bell-tower.

This guided tour, lasting roughly two and a half hours, will give you a privileged insight into the history and the majesty of this incredible concentration of wonders. Group size will never be more than 15 people, all tours are in English, include all entrance tickets, and start at 2.00 PM in high season and 10.00 AM over the winter.

The tour covers: the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery), the Duomo di Firenze (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), both the interior and exterior, and the Museo del Duomo, (cathedral museum). You'll also view the so called 'Gates of Paradise' by Ghiberti.

Florence cathedral complex

You'll also be given a cumulative ticket that gives entrance to all of the above as well as Brunelleschi's dome (cupola) and the Campanile (Giotto's bell tower) that is valid for 24 hours from first use. This is important because it will give you independent access to the cupola and campanile, not itself included as part of the tour. So, tour plus ticket to enjoy the cupola as well as amazing views of the cathedral dome - cupola - from the top of the bell tower.

The tour runs on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in low season, every day except Sunday in high season. Please note that on the first Saturday of the month the interior of the Baptistery is closed to visitors. Children under the age of eight may not take part in this tour, and those between the ages of 8 and 12 receive slightly discounted tickets. If the group numbers more than 8 people then you'll be listening to your guide over provided ear sets.

Please also note that since the tour includes a visit to religious buildings there is a strict dress code - please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tee-shirts or other inappropriate clothing or you may be denied entry.

Florence Dan Brown's Inferno tour.

Follow the path of Robert Langdon from Dan Brown's novel Inferno through some of the most striking buildings in Florence:
- discover the 'Cerca Trova' (seek and you shall find) message and Dante's death mask.
- view Dante's house and the Baptistery.
- Includes a 24 hour ticket to get into the Duomo, climb Giotto's tower and visit the Opera del Duomo museum

The tour starts in the Palazzo Vecchio, with a visit to the imposing Salone dei Cinquecento, notable for its huge frescoes by Vasari with the mysterious message 'cerca trova' - seek and you shall find. The Chamber also features statues of the Medici family and Michelangelo's 'The Genius of Victory'. You will then proceed to the apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora, viewing the death mask of Dante Alighieri, and end up in the Stanza del Guardaroba - the hall of maps with the secret passage used by Langdon to escape from the Palazzo.

Leaving the Palazzo Vecchio, the tour follows the same path as Langdon, passing the tower where Mr Zobrist commits suicide and Leonardo da Vinci's house, and visiting the home and church of Dante Alighieri.

The tour then arrives at the spectacular Duomo and enters the Baptistery where you can see the plaque featuring the 'black death', the splendid 'Gates of Paradise' and the crowning mosaic ceiling.

After the tour, and for the following 24 hours, your ticket will grant you admittance to the Cupola and the Campanile with it's breathtaking view over Florence. It also covers entrance to the remains of the ancient cathedral and to the Opera del Duomo museum.

Please note that since the tour includes a visit to religious buildings there is a strict dress code - please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tee-shirts or other inappropriate clothing or you may be denied entry.

The tour lasts 3 hours and runs from April to October – on Mondays , Wednesdays and Saturdays and from November to March only on Saturday.
This tour is not available on the first Saturday of every month.

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