Florence,
the cathedral.

Guided tours of the duomo and surrounds.

 
Dominating central Florence is the magnificent Duomo (cathedral) and it's dome by Brunelleschi, along with the adjacent clock tower and baptistery.
“Our tour guide definitely loved Florence, and he explained the history of each of the buildings and pointed the most important works of art. It was a comprehensible tour at our pace - exactly the type of tour I like! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience!”
GF, United States
“A wonderful tour, conducted by a knowledgable and passionate advocate for the history of Florence and its precious churches, museums and art.” JM, Australia

“Guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Made a group tour seem more like a private tour.” MS, USA

Florence Duomo Grand Tour - small group

A fully guided three-hour tour designed to take in all the sights of the cathedral complex: the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Cathedral Muesum of Works.

This is a small group tour - never more than 15 people - that will see you accompanied by your English speaking tour guide; the tour heads off at 9.30 in the morning and runs all year round, every Monday during winter and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at other times.

The tour lasts around three hours and begins with a visit to the Baptistery (the oldest building of the group) and the magnificent doors there, one by Pisano and two by Ghiberti, including the famous 'Gates of Paradise'.

Pausing to admire Giotto's Bell Tower, it's on to the cathedral itself where you'll be given 15 minutes on your own for picture taking opportunities before meeting up to move on to the museum of the cathedral and associated works.

The museum houses more than 750 sculptures and relief works in bronze, silver and marble, such as Michelangelo's famous pieta, Donatello’s Magdalene, the reconstructed facade by Arnolfo di Cambio and the original bronze doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.

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.

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. There is a small reduction in ticket price for children under the age of twelve.

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Florence Duomo Grand Tour - small group

4.3 stars out of 5 from 4 ratings.

5 stars
CH, Canada
1st May 2017
This was an excellent tour. Our group was indeed 'small', just the four of us and our guide was both very informative but also quite delightful and clearly was very enthused about what she showed us on the tour.
5 stars
CB, Canada
19th Apr 2016
Absolutely Awesome! We had a very informative tour guide who really shared the history and culture of Florence with us. Would definitely recommend!
4 stars
CT, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
12th Jun 2016
We were the only people on the tour so it was great! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions - we covered everything in just a couple of hours. The queues were very long, but we were able to get faster access which was excellent. We are planning to return to Florence and will definitely use Tickitaly for our tours.