Thematic Tours

A glimpse of Florence

A glimpse of Florence

A special guided tour including a visit to the main Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore skipping the queue, exclusive access to the north Terrace with extraordinary views of the city and Brunelleschi's Dome. The ticket also included entrance to the Baptistery, the Bell Tower and the Crypt.

Info: 055 2302885 - info@operaduomo.firenze.it

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  • Phone:055 2302885
  • Info: commerciale@operaduomo.firenze.it
Restoration Workshop

Restoration Workshop

A fascinating guided tour to the ancient workshop of the Duomo, the successor to the Cathedral’s workyards where the greatest artists of the past worked and where Michelangelo carved the famous statue of David. During the visit is possible to see how today’s stonemasons respect the old traditions, with passion and professionalism, using the same tools of the past to restore and maintain the great heritage of decorative carving and monumental sculpture in the Cathedral square.

  • Days:Monday - Wednesday - Friday
  • Hours:12pm - 1.30pm
  • Phone:055 2302885
  • Info: commerciale@operaduomo.firenze.it
Women's gallery of Baptistery

Women's gallery of Baptistery

This guided tour takes you back in time to the origins of Florence. The Baptistery is a symbol of the city and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture with its dome entirely covered with Byzantine mosaics. With a special path through the gallery you can admire, from an extraordinary point of view, the splendid mosaics and inlaid marble floors. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

  • Days:Monday - Wednesday - Friday
  • Hours:4.30pm - 6.00pm
  • Phone:055 2302885
  • Info: commerciale@operaduomo.firenze.it
The Sacristy of the Cathedral

The Sacristy of the Cathedral

The North Sacristy is a true gem of the Cathedral and a masterpiece of early Renaissance art and artistry. Its walls, which are entirely decorated with illusionistic wood inlay, embody one of the great innovations of the fifteenth century: the application of the new science of linear perspective for the creation of imaginary architectural spaces and their population with noble compositions of sacred history. This achievement endowed the art of intarsia with a status that rivaled the arts of painting and sculpture during its golden age in fifteenth century.

  • Durata: 30 min
  • Phone:055 2302885
  • Tipology: On request
The clock of the Dome

The clock of the Dome

This guided tour along the interior corridor, closed to the public, the counter of the Cathedral, to discover the secrets and the mysteries of the great liturgical clock and its mechanism. The watch has a dial of 7 meters per side with the corners of the prophets prospectively paintings by Paolo Uccello. In front of the clock is inscribed circle of 24 hours, which can be counted starting from the setting sun and dell'Avemaria evening.

  • Durata: 30 minutes
  • Phone:055 2302885
  • Tipology: On request