Interested in truly learning about Florence and its breathtaking Cathedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore? Then join us on a comprehensive tour of both the city’s main cathedral and its respective museum, the Museo Dell’Opera del Duomo, which is now open again after a long period of restoration and more beautiful than ever. Indeed, one of the museum’s key features is its undeniable modernity, putting it in stark contrast to Florence’s other historical museums. Here, technology has been put at the service of history, highlighting it and facilitating its learning. Provided one has the knowledge available in the first place.
This is where we come in handy. Beginning outside the Duomo, our tour starts with a broad explanation of Florence’s history to put the cathedral’s context into perspective before diving into the Duomo’s intricate relation to the city. This, in turn, is followed by an in-depth explanation of its embellished façade as well as that of the Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery (including the Doors of Paradise). Afterward, enter the breathtaking cathedral with priority entrance, skipping the otherwise often long lines, and be swept on a journey through its humbling interior, meant to inspire contemplation and self-reflection.
But that’s not all...
Once outside the Duomo again, the tour goes on to the nearby Museo Dell’Opera del Duomo, which contains many of the cathedral’s original works—including Lorenzo Ghiberti’s original Doors of Paradise and a partial recreation of the cathedral’s initial facade. In addition, see firsthand one of Michelangelo’s pietas, Donatello’s Mary Magdalene and much more.
All on a tour that blends past and present so you can better shape the future.
Dress code: no bare shoulders or knees.