Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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from$48.59
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Explore the Opera del Duomo Museum on this 1.5-hour tour. Discover the world’s most important collection of medieval and Florentine Renaissance sculptures. After the tour you can linger in the museum to take in more works of art, and then, a few steps away you can try delicious Chianti wine and cheese with balsamic vinegar.
Meet your guide in front of the Opera del Duomo Museum, before heading inside the explore the immense collection of 750 sublime works of art created over the centuries.Your tour will begin in the great exhibition hall of a former theater. The installation here is a reproduction of the Piazza del Duomo as it was in the 1300s. On the monumental Gothic façade, you will see 40 magnificent sculptures, including works by Donatello, Nanni di Banco, and Arnolfo di Cambio, all set at their original medieval height.Then, proceed through halls that host two of the museum’s most important masterpieces: the deeply moving Pietà del Duomo by Michelangelo as well as the heart-rending Penitent Magdalene by Donatello.Continue along the first floor to see a series of high-reliefs and 16 statues from Giotto’s Bell Tower. Then visit the amazing Sala della Cupola, home to wooden models of the dome dating back to the 1400s and the Lanterna by Filippo Brunelleschi. Then visit the Galleria delle Cantorie to see amazing sculptures by Donatello and Luca della Robbia.The last stop will be at the Gallery of the Silver Altar, home to the Altar of St. John and the Cross, which contains a fragment of the Christ Cross. They are masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance, crafted in silver. Those who wish, may go up to the panoramic terrace to get a close-up look at the magnificent Brunelleschi’s Dome.After your tour has ended, feel free to stay in the museum. Also, just a few steps away from the Cathedral Square, you can taste delicious Chianti wine as well as cheese with balsamic vinegar.

What’s included

  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line)
  • 72-hour entrance ticket to the other monuments of the Great Museum of the Cathedral Complex (Brunelleschi's Dome not included)
  • Chianti wine with cheese and balsamic vinegar tasting

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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