Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City
Kid Friendly: Yes.
The Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Opera del Duomo Museum are accessible to wheelchair users. No lifts (elevators) are available for the crypt, the dome and the bell tower.
Maximum travelers: 10
English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)
Dive into Florence's history through its fascinating religious centre.
This comprehensive 2. 5-hour guided tour is a truly exceptional cultural experience in the religious heart of Medieval and Renaissance Florence. It will take you through more than 1500 years of history uncovering the Cathedral and its crypt, the Baptistery, and the Opera del Duomo Museum.
- You can customize the starting time of this tour
After a short introduction in front of the dazzling façade, we will begin our tour inside the Cathedral walking through the naves and admiring renaissance frescoes and floors.
We will go down to the Crypt below the Cathedral to take a step back into the late sixth century and uncover the early Christian Church.
Then, we will get to the Baptistery, an 11th-century architectural wonder of green and white marble, adorned inside with stunning Italo-Byzantine mosaics.
Finally, we will examine the artworks and sculptures that once adorned the Cathedral, today preserved within the Opera del Duomo Museum.
- THE CRYPT IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at your hotel if it is in the city center. Otherwise I will wait for you in front of the central door of the Cathedral holding up a sign with your name on it!
End location: At the exit of the Opera del Duomo Museum or wherever you want
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
THERE IS NO SKIP-THE-LINE TO ACCESS THE CATHEDRAL. We will decide together on the spot what is the best moment to get inside the church.
This is a walking tour
A 2.5-hour guided tour through the monuments of the Duomo Complex
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euro - per person - to access with a single ticket to all monuments
ticket entrance and snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.