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Florence: Baptistery Renovation Site and Cathedral Tour

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Embark on an exclusive guided tour of the Florence Baptistery renovation site and see the 700-year-old mosaics up close. Then, follow your guide into the Florence Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets.

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  • View pivotal biblical scenes as they unfold across the ceiling in the Baptistery
  • Enjoy access to the Florence Baptistery renovation site for your group only
  • Wander through the vast interior of the Florence Cathedral with fast-track entry
  • Discover the long history of the Florence Duomo Complex from your tour guides
  • Admire the craftsmanship and meticulous design of the Cathedral and Baptistery


Enjoy exclusive access to the Florence Baptistery renovation site with your tour guides and marvel at the breathtaking mosaics of the octagonal dome from a short distance. Then, explore the Florence Cathedral on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Meet your guides at Piazza San Giovanni and admire the iconic marble facades and orange roofs of Florence's Duomo Complex. Begin your tour at the Florence Baptistry, which is currently being renovated. Once inside, gaze up at the octagonal dome adorned with golden mosaics dating back to 1225. Hear about this impressive structure and its place in Florentine history before putting on your helmet and following your guides up to the construction site. View the intricate mosaics from a short distance and witness pivotal biblical scenes unfold across the ceiling, including The Last Judgement. Then, continue to the Florence Cathedral and marvel at the breathtaking detail of its famous exterior. Bypass the busy crowds with skip-the-line tickets and step inside this gothic marvel and jewel of the Florentine skyline. See the vaulted ceiling stretch out above you as you begin your guided tour. Learn more about the cathedral's construction over the centuries as your guides show you the exquisite pieces of art within. Hear about the notable figures who played a role in shaping the cathedral into what it is today, from Filippo Brunelleschi to Giotto. Located in the heart of the old city, the UNESCO-listed Florence Cathedral and Baptistry epitomize Florentine heritage from medieval origins to the High Renaissance. Marvel at the Baptistry ceiling from an exclusive vantage point and wander through the ornate halls of the magnificent Cathedral.


Ticket to the Florence Baptistery renovation site Skip-the-line ticket to the Florence Cathedral 2-hour guided tour of the Florence Baptistery and Cathedral Helmets during renovation site visit

Important Information

  • All visitors must wear closed toe shoes, no sandals allowed. All visitors must pass through airport-style security You will climb around 50 steps to reach the top of the Baptistery renovation site. There is no elevator The Baptistery is under renovation. The visit allows guests to see the mosaics from a short distance, but the overall view is compromised by the renovation site Guests will be asked to sign a release form to show that they acknowledge and accept the regulations at the renovation site. Those who do not accept the terms will not be able to access the renovation site.

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