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  • Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    1. Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.

  • Florence: Small Group or Private Tour at the Duomo Complex

    2. Florence: Small Group or Private Tour at the Duomo Complex

    Visit the magnificent white, pink, and green marble cathedral complex with its famous dome, dedicated to the Santa Maria del Fiore. Discover why this place is considered one of the several must-see attractions in Florence and enjoy pre-reserved tickets to see Brunelleschi's dome to enter this architectural masterpiece by joining this small group or private walking tour of Florence with a local professional guide. This tour is a wonderful way to learn the salient facts about this magnificent Renaissance city as you stroll around plazas, museums, and paved streets checking out the grandiose buildings that date back to the 13th-century. The trio of buildings within the pleasant historic center of Florence date back to 1296 and are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour of the complex includes St. John's Baptistery, Brunelleschi's famous dome, and the Duomo Museum. The basilica is the ...

    Chiara was very knowledgeable and great host. She gave us many historic and artistic details during the tour

  • Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    3. Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    With this official Duomo self-guided tour you will skip the long line. You will download the audio guide directly onto your smarphone and enjoy the tour at your leisure. Admire the Cathedral's interiors which are a masterpiece of the Renaissance. Discover how the building is the made of 2 different shells with passages in between then. Follow your certified guide along these historic passages as you admire amazing views on the inside of the Cathedral and on the outside. Ascend 60 meters high across a marble pavement where you can enjoy the chance to touch the figure of the frescoes of the inner shell. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti,...

    Our tour guide Veronica was pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Duomo and was very patient and understanding with my slower pace climbing the steps. Veronica was calm, professional and caring when I needed extra time before climbing the last few steps and ensured that I was feeling okay before continuing with providing the remainder of the tour information at the top. I couldn't imagine a better guide. Would highly recommend.

  • Florence Cathedral, St. John Baptistery and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour

    4. Florence Cathedral, St. John Baptistery and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour

    Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line admission to the Duomo complex in the heart of historic Florence. Your licensed guide will take you on a tour of the Duomo, the Baptistery, and the Opera Museum. You'll also see the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower. Admire the important works of art that reside in the Opera Museum including The Pietà by Michelangelo, and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. You can also visit the remnants of the ancient church of Santa Reparata, on top of which the Duomo was constructed.

  • Florence: City and Countryside Tour by Electric Bike

    5. Florence: City and Countryside Tour by Electric Bike

    Cruise comfortably and effortlessly by electric bicycle, admiring the glorious juxtaposition of the rural Tuscan landscape with Florence's urban vibrancy. Cross the region's gorgeous hillside eventually arriving in the picturesque town of Fiesole for an insight into the relaxed, country lifestyle. Continue along peaceful archaic roads to a charming organic farm. Admire the harmonious scenery, Renaissance-era cloister, and even sample some of the produce (not included). Visit the Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoying an unforgettable view overlooking all of Florence. See the magnificent Romanesque basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Proceed to the city's historic center, meandering through the concentration of historic treasures, including the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Basilica di Sant...

    This experience was superb. We were lucky because our trip was private without any other tourist (summer daytime). Nevertheless Gabriel our tour guide and owner of the company was fantastic, he is so friendly, open-minded, high-skilled and funny person. The 4-hour flexible tour passed quickly, you can went through the steep hills easily with the professional and powerful electric bikes, not tiring at all. Going around Florence and surroundings is a perfect way to getting touch with the real Toscany feeling of life. At the end of the trip Gabriel introduced us to his part of family, his newborn baby (so cute!). We felt ourselves as the part of Gabriel's family. And the ice cream was as delicious as promised :) When you visit Florence this trip is a must have program. Don't hesitate, book now :)

  • From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

    6. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

    Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelles...

    This was an amazing day trip! We were able to see the most important part of these wonderful cities treasures! Josep was funny and enjoyable. And, Roberto is an excellent driver!! We would definitely recommend this tour. Great experience!

  • Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    7. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's histo...

    Die Tour war englisch gebucht, aber da wir die einzigen Gäste der Tour waren, hat Lorenzo spontan auf deutsch umgestellt. Vielen Dank dafür! Die Tour war super - spannend, informativ und trotz der Hitze gut zu machen, weil Lorenzo immer Schattenplätze für die Erklärungen gesucht hat. Die Fahrräder waren gut zu fahren. Wir haben auf diese Weise einen super Überblick über Florenz bekommen, da hätten wir alleine einiges übersehen!

  • Florence: Duomo Museum and Bell-tower Small Group Tour

    8. Florence: Duomo Museum and Bell-tower Small Group Tour

    Meet your expert bilingual guide and follow them into the Opera del Duomo Museum. Once the workshop of the Cathedral, Opera Museum attracted some of greatest Florentine artists, including Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Vasari, just to mention a few.

    Admire the magnificent Doors of the Baptistery, hear the captivating stories behind the largest dome in the world made by Filippo "The Matematician of Beauty" Brunelleschi. Still covered with mysteries, it is still an enigma how he managed to construct such a superb construction without any adequate equipment.

    Marvel at Pietà Bandini, one of the last but not least impressive statues by Michelangelo Buonarroti in which the Master immortalized his immage in the act of embracing God. Finally get ready to conquer the most picturesque of Florentine towers, the Bell-tower of Giotto. Climb all the way up and be stunned by ...

  • Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

    9. Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

    Discover Florence in a mysterious and unusual atmosphere as you retrace the places of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Learn all about Dante's Inferno, as the movie was inspired by the events narrated in the Divine Comedy, the historic poem by Dante Alighieri.

    Start the journey with a visit to the wonderful Boboli Gardens. Follow the steps of Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks and picture the different movie scenes. Also, visit Torre di Badia and the Dante Society. Just like in the thriller, explore the Palazzo della Signoria and the Baptistery of Florence to discover the mysteries that lie behind Florentine art.

  • Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    10. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa ...

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What people are saying about Giotto's Bell Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,144 reviews

If you go on a tour of the Duomo, pick this one. Made of Tuscany had a great guide who was punctual, really knowledgeable and it was obvious that Christina knew her history. The climb wasn’t as bad as I thought and the view from the Cupola is breathtaking. The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is fabulous and my regret is that we couldn’t spend more time admiring the masterpieces there. Of course the Battistero was amazing:) Another reason I would recommend this tour is the very courteous and professional customer service from Angela at the agency. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. You cannot go wrong if you reserve this tour - really good experience.

visit with a very learned private guide. Climb to the dome a little difficult but extraordinary to see the frescoes of the dome so beautiful. Arrived at the top, a magnificent panorama of the city and its hills. I was pleasantly surprised that getyourguide contacted me before the time of the appointment with the guide to confirm the point of contact with him. I recommend this booking platform because it is safe and reliable. and very effective.

Lots of useful information about the origin of the Duomo and background, while climbing the Dome. It's not an easy climb, but that made it all the more fun to do. The view of Florence from the top is incredible! Our gide Leonora was very kind, helpful and funny as well.

Had a great time. It was great to see more than the tourist attractions and to have a chance to explore the area. Very good pace of the Tour also very entertaining explanations .

Our guide was very nice and very knowlegdeable. We had a great time and learned a lot!