Lessons
A fact-finding itinerary using multimedia tools in order to expand on the cultural, historical-economic and social context in which the monumental complex of Santa Maria del Fiore was commissioned, designed and realised.


Faith, Competition and Money

Faith, Competition and Money

or the worksite of Piazza Duomo artists, botteghe, and buyers

A lecturethat tells the story of how an entire society worked together to build the Duomo, the Bell Tower, and the Dome, from the Guilds that financed the works to the individual artists that participated side by side in creating monuments and works of art. The lesson ends with a walk around Piazza del Duomo.

  • Sede: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Durata: 1 1h30 session
  • Costo: € 4.00 per participant
  • Periodo: october 2018 - june 2019
  • Classi: Years 4 and 5 of primary school – middle and upper school
O Memory that set down what I saw

O Memory that set down what I saw

or Dante and the Baptistery

A special itinerary with the eyes of Dante and his verses as guide powerfully and expressively evokes the stories and images represented in the cycle of mosaics inside the Baptistery. Through what the Poet saw and masterfully described, visitors will discover how much beauty the Divine Comedy owes to the “Handsome San Giovanni”. The itinerary ends with a visit to the Baptistery.

The lesson is offered only in the month of March on the occasion of the anniversary of the Baptism of Dante Alighieri.

  • Sede: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Durata: a 1h30 session
  • Costo: € 4.00 per participant
  • Periodo: october 2018 - june 2019
  • Classi: middle and upper schools
Clothing and accesories in the stained-glass window of the Cathedral

Clothing and accesories in the stained-glass window of the Cathedral

or when the habit makes the friar - from an idea by Timothy Verdon

A lecture that talks about fashion, costume, and exquisite craftsmanship in Tuscany in the XV century, studying the Stained-glass Windows in which the authors represented the Saints wearing clothing and accessories in the latest fashion. The lesson ends with a visit to the Sala del Tesoro and the Stained-glass Windows of the Cathedral.

  • Sede: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Durata: 1 2-hour session
  • Costo: € 4.00 per participant
  • Periodo: october 2018 - june 2019
  • Classi: upper schools

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