Florence Cathedral and the Opera del Duomo Museum Tour
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florence's Duomo complex –– the Baptistery, Cathedral, and Bell Tower. Enjoy the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the panoramic view of the city from the Dome on an unforgettable small-group personalized tour!
Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum
Piazza del Duomo Square
A professional guide
Please note: this tour is held daily. The tickets are valid for 72 hours after the tour, so you can visit the complex and climb the Giotto tower whenever you want.
The Opera del Duomo is a cathedral workshop, or "commission of works" established in 1296 by the Republic of Florence to supervise the construction of the new cathedral and bell tower. The figures hint at what is truly going on beneath these monuments:
6,000 square meters of exhibition area
Over 1,000 years in Florence
Over 750 works of art
About 720 years of commission work in 25 rooms on three levels
The current restoration at the museum is meant to give visitors a chance to see how the cathedral has changed from the past to the present.
With its enormous Renaissance dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and the baptistery across the street, Florence's cathedral stands tall over the city. The Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is a huge Gothic building. It was built on the site of the church of Santa Reparata, which was built in the 7th century and whose remains you can see in the crypt.
Like the nearby Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower is a great example of Gothic architecture from the 1300s in Florence. It is decorated with white, red, and green marble. Giotto started work on the bell tower in 1334, and Andrea Pisano finished it after his death. Francesco Talenti, the mastermind behind the upper windows, completed it in 1359.
Queues at the Duomo complex might be daunting. However, with our ticket, you can admire the great masterpieces without waiting in line! Our guide will show you the most important pieces of art in the Duomo Museum, and we'll climb over 500 steps to the huge Dome to get a view of Florence from above.