- Headsets Included
- Tour Duration: 1 Hours
- Live Tour Guide
- Activity Effort: Moderate
Duomo & Cuppola of Brunelleschi
The Duomo is undoubtedly the most remarkable sight in Florence. Architecture lovers can’t even hide their excitement about the amazing cathedral. Millions of people visit Florence only to take a photo of the brilliant construction. The magnificent dome witnesses the beauty of the Italian Renaissance, and the design was signed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The Gothic structure only contributes to the brilliance of the cathedral. It was constructed in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore.
The Baptisery of St. John is located right in front of the cathedral, and it’s an important part of the Italian puzzle. Many would agree that the baptisery is actually the oldest religious site in Florence. The city doesn’t offer much information about its origins, but Italians claim believe it was built on the remains of a Roman temple. Historical records from 897 describe it as a minor basilica. Later in 1128, the baptisery was consacred as the Baptisery of Florence, and is considered the oldest religious monument in the city. It was the religious spot for Catholics in Florence until the end of the 19th century. It’s interesting to note that the baptisery still offers the same service on the first Sunday of each month. Italians can baptize their children in the Baptisery of St. John only if they make a request on time.
The awesome structure is built in honor of the city’s patron saint. It’s octagonal plan and octagonal lantern are put together in the most artistic way ever possible. The outside is designed in a typical Florentine Romanesque manner. The most interesting part of the construction are the three large doors. The eastern doors lead to the grand Duomo.
- All fees included
- Live Tour Guide
- The Dome & Cuppola of Brunelleschi
- Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
- St.John Baptistery
- The Crypts
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|Adults ( 18+ years )||55 €|
|Children ( 10 - 18 years )||45 €|
|Children ( - 10 years )||25 €|
|From 09:00 AM - 14:00 PM||Daily|
The main highlight of the tour is the climbing into the magnificient Cuppola of Brunelleschi where the guide will explain all you need to know about the construction details, architecture and not only. The Florence Duomo and Cuppola Tour offers you an unique bird-eye panoramic view over the city that you will enjoy for sure.
Also, tourists can enter the cathedral for free. The wait lines are too long, but everyone gets the opportunity to enter the magnificent cathedral. The administration does efforts to increase the number of groups in order to reduce the wait time. Tour guides are also an option, and visitors can reach every part of the Duomo.
Visiting one of the largest cathedrals in the world takes plenty of time, and visitors can’t miss any of its main spots. Tour guides take tourists to the crypt, and many get the chance to climb up the cupola. The Bell Tower is the spot you don’t want to miss, including the trip to the top. The tour also includes a visit of the Museum of the Duomo, where visitors can admire the work of Donatello and Michelangelo.
The visits are always planned, and always include a combination of the most important spots within the cathedral. Visitors first hit the archaeological digs in the Crypt, walking all the way to the cupola. The Bell Tower is the next spot, leading to the Baptisery and its decorative doors.
The impressive highlight is definitely the Circular Room of statues leading to the Rooftop Terraces. The view from the terrace is more than spectacular, and it’s the goal of many visitors. Of course, visitors can enjoy the breath-taking view only by climbing the 463 steps to the top of the Dome. A single visit to the top can give you a full view of Florence, Fiesole and the nice mountains beyond. It’s a perspective-changing experience and an absolute ‘must’ when it comes to visiting the religious sight in Florence.
Up to 20 people can fit into a single visiting group. The ticket price includes a live tour guide, earphones, admission fee and tickets for all the sights.
The magic of the Duomo
The gigantic structure is a proof of the amazing artwork in Italy. Architectural giants could never reach this incredible height if it wasn’t for the magnificent work of artists. The Duomo is here to witness for all the changes that took place in Florence. Time can’t change its beauty, making it even more attractive to anyone who is willing to live their dream. Nothing could beat the power of the Duomo, and the amazing view it offers. It’s the sacred bliss that fills our eyes, chest and spirit. It’s the synonym for peace and freedom. Blessed are the architects who put together such a magnificent structure, offering us the opportunity to enjoy Florence in one breath. People across the world come to visit the Duomo, trying to catch a grip with the immortality of its spirit.
Arnolfo di Cambio was the first to start the construction of the cathedral in thee 13th century. Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome in the 15th century. Visitors can spot the statues of both architects outside the cathedral.
The church was consecrated right after the dome was set in place. The front part of the church wasn’t completed until the 19th century. The exterior of the church is decorated with a marvelous combination of pink, white and green marble. The interior is stark, offering cooler conditions in summer. Most visitors are attracted by the mosaic pavements. Paolo Uccello designed the clock above the entrance in 1443. Do you know that it still works? Art experts recognize the amazing work of Giorgio Vasari. His frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) are the most remarkable artwork in the cathedral. Vasari designed the frescoes, and Frederico Zuccari finished the painting by 1579.
The meeting point for this tour will be in the front of the Santa Maria del Fior Cathedral.
Notice : we recommend all our customers to arrive at the meeting point with at least 15 minutes before tour starts to avoid any unnecessary complications.
Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended due to this typology of activity as a walking tour and also due to the stairs required to climb in order to arrive on the top of Brunelleschi Cuppola.