Cripta Santa Reparata

Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Hand-made jewellery on display at La Maison de La Sireneuse fashion and accessories store.

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Inside the duomo a stairway near the main entrance in the nave leads down to the gift shop and crypt where excavations between 1965 and 1974 unearthed parts of the 5th-century Chiesa di Santa Reparata that originally stood on the site. Should you be visiting the cathedral monuments on Sunday (when the crypt is closed), know your combined duomo ticket is valid 72 hours.