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Florence: Duomo Guided Tour with Direct and Dedicated Access

Product ID: 281017
Enter the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with direct and dedicated access. Marvel at the wonderful artistic treasures inside one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with an official guide.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take advantage of direct and dedicated access to the stunning Santi Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Discover artistic treasures by the most famous Renaissance artists inside the breathtaking Duomo
  • Get the most out of your experience with an official guide
  • Marvel at the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari
  • Enjoy special included admission to the magical Museo della Misericordia
Full description
Make the most of direct and dedicated access to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and explore the inestimable artistic treasures within with a professional guide. Visit the nearby Museo della Misericordia after with an included entrance ticket.

Upon entrance to the cathedral, be struck immediately by the elegance of the 3 naves. Following the lead of your official guide, admire the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello, and the complexity of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno.

Walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles, then, looking up, marvel at Brunelleschi's famous Dome, the largest ever-built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Appreciate the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari before concluding your cathedral tour.

After, spend your free time visiting the Museo della Misericordia on Piazza del Duomo, next to the cathedral. Enjoy a magical place off the beaten track where you can admire works by Santi di Tito, Benedetto da Maiano, Sano di Pietro, Bachiacca, Sogliani, G. Battista Naldini and many other important artists.

Upgrade your tour to include lunch, by picking the Tour with Lunch option. End your wonderful experience in the best way with a 3-course Tuscan lunch in a historic restaurant in the heart of the characteristic Medicean district, close to the Duomo square.
  • Direct and dedicated access to Florence Cathedral
  • Professional and official Florence Duomo guide
  • Audio-headsets
  • Complimentary ticket for the nearby Museo della Misericordia
  • 3-course Tuscan lunch (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• Entrance to the cathedral is dependent upon suitable clothing; shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats, and sunglasses are not permitted
• Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Everything went very well and we were welcomed very nicely at the meeting point. Our guide was very competent and explained everything to us in very understandable English. We were in a small group and were able to follow everything well and ask questions. The tour is highly recommended if you want background information about the cathedral and don't want to be in line in front of everyone!

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11 November 2019

A perfect tour.

From the moment we met our charming and fantastically well informed guide, we had a wonderful morning. Thank heavens we booked, as the queue to buy tickets snaked around the building. It was wonderful to be able to be taken inside the Duomo without having to queue, and to be shown around and taught by our perfect guide.

15 October 2019

The Young guide, very nice. The guide was only in English, but the girl informed us that sorry she could not speak in Spanish, but that at the end of the tour, if we had doubts, she explained a couple of things in Spanish. Good location of the meeting point and very friendly staff.

10 October 2019

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CAF Tour & Travel

Product ID: 281017