Duration: 1.5 hours
Start Time: Times vary
“Duomo” is uttered across Italy in various ways - “Incontrami al duomo” - “Meet me at the dome”, and Cche bel duomo!” - “What a beautiful dome!” On this special access tour of Florence’s Duomo, spend time in the company of a local guide as they reveal the splendor and secrets to this beloved Italian icon.
Spend time in the Piazza del Duomo standing before the gilded bronze doors of the baptistry, coined the “Gates of Paradise”, learning of its patronage, thematic context, artist Lorenzo Ghirberti’s artful execution, and why millions come to peer at the religious iconography on display. After some time in the square, enter the Cathedral via the VIP doors and walk into the calming oasis of centuries past. Wander the Cathedral as your guide shares the intricate building methods and artist contributions while leading you to the various terraces for alternative vistas over the immense space. From here, you will have direct access, exclusively reserved for you straight into the dome and pass any lines. As your guide leaves you for the day, climb to the top for a reward unlike any other - a clear view over the Tuscan gem, Florence and its surrounding landscape.