Saint Paul taught that the human body is a “temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6,19), and in this perspective that the Church conserves and venerates the physical remains of women and men in whom the Spirit’s presence was particularly evident—bodily relics of the saints, that is, and objects associated with their life and death.
This devout custom was widespread in Florence, and the Cathedral and Baptistery possess more than six hundred relics of various types. In their splendid reliquaries these are shown to the faithful on saints’ days, signs of the prize reserved even to the bodies of those who die in communion with the Risen Savior.
The ticket allows the holder to visit all the monuments within 72 hours of visiting the first one. Each monument may be visited only once with the ticket.
Reservations mandatory for the climb on the Dome. The service is free.