Tours & Sightseeing in Italy
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Tour description

Visit the Duomo complex and the amazing Brunelleschi's Dome, one of the Renaissance masterpieces and UNESCO heritage of humanity, from which you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the city.

Enter without a queue from a private entrance, accompanied by our Certified Guide along the secret passages of the 1400s, admire the largest painted surface of the world (3600 square meters) and the marvelous marble floor of the cathedral. Discover the construction technique and some of the original machines invented by Filippo Brunelleschi, climbing the 463 steps. The Dome is a masterpiece capable of resisting lightning, earthquakes, wars and the time ... With its diameter of 46 meters is the largest dome in the world built without scaffolding, using a double shell with a space between. The inner shell (with a thickness of more than two meters) is made of light bricks embedded in a herringbone pattern and is the self-supporting structural element while the external dome simply acts as a covering to resist the wind. From the top of the lantern, 100 meters high, you will dominate the skyline of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. The tour includes a visit to the Baptistery of San Giovanni where, on the outside, you can admire the famous gold tiles of the Gate of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti while, inside, you will see the wonderful gold mosaics that inspired Dante Alighieri for the Divine Comedy. At the end of the tour you'll enjoy a delicious Italian artisan gelato. The entrance ticket to the Dome is valid for 72 hours and is also valid for the Opera del Duomo Museum, for the Cathedral Bell Tower, for the Santa Reparata Crypt and for the Baptistery.

What's included

  • Ticket valid for the 5 attractions of the Santa Maria del Fiore Complex
  • Individual booking
  • Assistance for the museum entrance.
  • One-language tour conducted by a Tourist Certified Guides
  • Earphone to clearly follow the explanations of the guide
  • Italian artisan ice cream

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)