- Opera del Duomo Museum
DescriptionThe Duomo square offers a breathtaking view, especially at sunset, when the sun's rays "light up" the polychrome marble of the buildings that form the religious complex of the city. As a matter of fact, the chromatic homogeneity (green, white, and red) beautifully harmonizes a stylistic variety.
The stylistic differences can be explained by the fact that the construction works went on for about four centuries. The Baptistery began to be built in the middle of the 11th century, while the Dome was completed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the middle of the 15th century. The Dome, with its imposing size, dominates the whole square.
Following a chronological order, the visit to the religious centre of Florence starts with the Baptistery. With our Certified Guide you will have the opportunity to admire, the stunning Byzantine mosaics of the vault and, on the outside, the masterpiece by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the east door of the Baptistery, commonly called "the Gate of Paradise".
The final destination of the tour will take us to the museum of "Opera del Duomo" where you will admire up close works of high value from the artistic heritage of the religious complex.
Enjoy a visit with a licensed guide to the most important buildings in the heart of Florence's historic center: Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum. With the same tickets used for the tour you can visit the cathedral on your own and the Giotto Bell Tower (if option selected).
THE BAPTISTERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 17/10 to 18/12 DUE TO RESTORATION WORKS. IN ITS PLACE YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO VISIT THE INSIDE OF THE DUOMO WITH YOUR GUIDE.
- - Guide for 1h and 30 minutes for Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum
- - Headsets (if necessary)
- - Tickets for the Baptistery and the Museum of Opera del Duomo (optional Bell Tower).
- - Tickets to enter the Duomo Cathedral.
- - Food and drinks
- - Guided visit of the Duomo Cathedral
- - Entrance and guided visit of Brunelleschi's Dome
Starting point: Piazza San Giovanni 1, Old Gate of the Orphanage of Bigallo