SMALL GROUP TOUR

Duomo small group tour & Tower Pass

Highlights

  • Explore the Cathedral, the Crypt, and the Baptistery with a local guide in a small group
  • Visit the Cathedral Museum and see works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, and others
  • Climb the Bell Tower after the tour at your own pace with your museum pass

Full description

Uncover the history of the magnificent Cathedral complex of Santa Maria del Fiore. Discover ancient foundations in the Cathedral crypt and step inside the medieval Baptistery to admire its sparkling mosaics. Visit the Cathedral Museum housing priceless artistic treasures by Michelangelo, Ghiberti, and Donatello. After the tour climb to the top of the Bell Tower and enjoy stunning views over the city at your own pace with your museum pass.

Come and discover how the Florentines managed to build the largest cathedral in all of Christendom at the time of its completion. Begin in the crypt to explore the archaeological dig beneath the cathedral and see the remains of the old Basilica of Santa Reparata and the structure’s ancient foundations.

Enter the legendary Baptistery that was built over the remains of the ancient Roman city and be amazed by its splendid medieval mosaics. Then Learn about the drive behind the construction of the huge dome that broke all the records.

Step inside a reconstruction of the cathedral square featuring works by Donatello, Ghiberti, and others with the original sculpture of the old façade and the exquisite bronze doors of the Baptistery gilded in gold. See one of the last works by Michelangelo bearing his self-portrait and learn why it was never finished and why Michelangelo tried to destroy it.

Our expert tour guide will lead the way to priceless works of art that have captured the faithful and amazed visitors for centuries. Enjoy a visit with a small group tour designed to show you the highlights of the complex at an easy, pleasurable pace.

Price Includes

  • 2-hour guided tour in a small group
  • Expert guide
  • Pass with entrance to the Cathedral Crypt, Baptistery, Museum, and Bell Tower
  • Radios with headsets

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and transportation
  • Any personal expenses

From € 99.00

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Piazza San Giovanni on the right side of the Baptistery next to the column across from street address number 6 (next to the Swatch Store). Your tour guide will be there with a yellow-colored Florence Specialist flag. Please be present at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts time. 

What to bring

For children, please bring their passports or ID cards with them

Important information

  • We cannot hold the tour for late arrivals because it would be disrespectful to other guests. If you need more info contact us in advance, not at the last minute.
  • If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point for any reason, refunds will not be issued.
  • Arriving at the right check-in time is the best way to enjoy the experience right from the beginning.
  • The tour includes entry to a place of worship. Visitors are expected to dress appropriately, covering their shoulders and legs. No sandals or hats are permitted.
  • Mobile phones should be switched to silent mode and may only be used for taking photographs.

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