Discover the history of the creation of the Duomo, the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with a local guide.
Better known as “the Duomo”, this unmissable masterpiece has become the symbol of the city of Florence.
Thanks tol SKIP THE LONG LINES entrance, you will save time during your vacation! Start your JOURNEY THROUGH TIME, learn about its origins as a VII century small church, to how it became the THIRD LARGEST CATHEDRAL IN THE WORLD after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. Your guide will tell about stories of the innovative techniques used by Filippo Brunelleschi to build the ingenious Dome, which will leave you speechless. You will admire VASARI’S FRESCOES, depicting THE LAST JUDGMENT, on the most extensive surface ever decorated with this painting technique.
After the guided tour, you can stay inside the Cathedral as long as you would like to continue admiring at your own pace.
– Entrance to the Cathedral of Florence requires an appropriate dress code. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
– It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo
– Not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities
– Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo
– In a semi-private tour you share your guide with a few other tour goers. As our groups are always kept small, all participants will still have plenty of opportunity to interact with our guide.
Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo Cathedral)
The Duomo of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral or Florence Cathedral (in Italian: Duomo di Firenze) is the episcopal seat of the archdiocese of the city of Florence. It is one of the greatest masterpieces of Gothic art and the first Italian Renaissance.
Duomo - Interior
Go inside teh church with your local guode. The Plan consists of a triple-nave basilica with the presbytery area nested within, dominated by the large octagon of the immense dome,
Admire the Vasari‘s Last Judgment is located beneath the dome of the Florence cathedral, which had remained unfinished after Brunelleschi’s death in 1446.
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