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From the 15th century on, Florence Cathedral was famous for the modernity of the sacred music composed for its liturgical services and for the beauty of its liturgical books, many of which were illuminated by important artists. Historic archival records of the Opera del Duomo mention Italian, French, Flemish and German musicians, including Antonio Squarcialupi, Guillaume Dufay, Heinrich Isaac, Francesco Corteccia, Marco da Gagliano, Gerolamo Frescobaldi and Luigi Cherubini.

This last room of our Museum rotates the display of some of the few illuminated books of the Duomo that still belong to the Opera. The greater part of Santa Maria del Fiore’s music books was transferred to the Laurentian Library by order of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo Hapsburg-Lorraine before that prince left Florence in 1790 to become Holy Roman Emperor with the name Leopoldo II. His 1791 coronation Mass was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Opening times

The times of access to the monuments are subject to changes in time due to extraordinary events. The museum will be closed on the first Tuesday of each month.

Entry point
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Access with a single ticket to all monuments

If you book the Dome, ticket is valid for 72 hours from the day of the reservation.
If you don't reserve the Dome you have 30 days from the date selected for the visit to use the ticket; after the first entrance in a monument, the ticket will be valid for only 72 hours.
Each monument may be visited only once with the ticket.
Reservations mandatory for the climb on the Dome.