Florence Cathedral Duomo Tour with Old Town and Santa Croce

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Take a guided tour of the Duomo and feel the essence of the Renaissance as you discover the historical significance and artistic legacy of Florence.

Highlights

  • Explore the churches in Florence's Old Town with a 5-Star Expert Guide
  • Visit the Duomo (Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore), a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the temple of the Italian Glories - the Basilica di Santa Croce
  • Dicover the legacy of Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello
  • Learn the history and fun legends of Florence every step of the way

Description

Feel the beauty and history of Florence as told through its most stunning churches! On this architecture and art tour we’ll visit the city’s icon - the Duomo (Cathedral), and see the Basilica of Santa Croce and other top sights, all while listening to immersive and informative commentary in 1 selected language. See the jewel of Renaissance! Join us on a 2-hour guided tour of the churches of Florence and visit its top-ranked tourist attraction: the Duomo. It is the most visited attraction in Tuscany so it’s a must-do, so follow our Expert Local Guide to learn not only the most important information about its history, architecture and art, but also to gain insider’s tips on how to visit and what to see. We’ll begin our tour at the Basilica di Santa Croce, (outside only), taking a moment to marvel at its stunning facade and to learn about the great Italian artists, such as Michelangelo and Donatello, who are buried here. Our passionate Local Guide will lead us through the beating heart of the Old Town, passing through the monumental Piazza della Signoria. This central square features the historic Vecchio Palace, Neptune’s Fountain, a replica of Michelangelo’s David and many other Renaissance statues. All these marvels will amaze you for sure! Last but not least, we’ll reach the Cathedral Square and explore the Duomo inside and out, taking in all the details of its amazing architecture and art, and admiring the famous Brunelleschi’s dome (outside only) - the 4th-largest dome in the world! The Gothic interior of the Duomo features several important works of art, such as The Last Judgment by Vasari and Zuccari and 44 stained glass windows by the greatest Florentine artists of their times, such as Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Paolo Uccello. Come and find out why Florence Cathedral is one of the most visited churches in the world!

Includes

Guided Tour of Florence top churches - Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in 1 chosen language Free entry to the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (excludes paid areas) Historical facts, cultural anecdotes and legends about Florence Small group of 1-25 people

Important Information

  • You should arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes early, as latecomers won't be able to join the tour or receive a refund. The guide will provide commentary in 1 language. Select your preferred language when booking. We will have a maximum of 25 participants. This tour is not suitable for people with disabilities. There is no luggage storage so please do not bring extra clothing, umbrellas, large bags, scooters, etc. Pets are not allowed. This tour includes free entry to the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. Tickets to paid areas (including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery) are not included. Entry during masses and special events is restricted. There is often a long queue at the entrance. All bags must be left at the security check. Tickets to the Basilica di Santa Croce are not included. We're not afraid of the sun and rain, so please check the forecast and dress appropriately. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

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