Private Florence Opera Del Duomo Tour With Skip-the-Line Entry
OverviewFollow your private guide in the restored "Opera del Duomo" Museum, a unique and spectacular setting where to admirethe world's most important collection of medieval and Florentine Renaissance sculptures, togetherwith masterpieces of artby thegreatest artists.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Skip the line
- Led by a local guide
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
Know More about this tourThe Opera del Duomo Museum is home to an immense collection of 750 sublime works of art created over the centuries to decorate both the inside and outside of the Cathedral, Baptistery and Bell Tower, all housed at the Opera del Duomo and set in an enormous, brand new, breathtaking setting. A thrilling experience awaits as you gaze upon the works of Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca della Robbia, Andrea Pisano, Antonio Pollaiuolo, Andrea Verrocchio, Arnolfo di Cambio, Ghirlandaio and many others.
Once inside, you will be immediately overwhelmed by the imposing beauty ofthe Sala dellAntica Facciata, a huge hall where to admire a reproduction of Piazza del Duomo as it was in the 1300s, with the ancient life-sized faade of Santa Maria del Fiore on one side and, on the other, the three original gates of the Baptistery dominated by groups of sculptures, with the legendary glittering golden gates by Lorenzo Ghiberti, which Michelangelo called the "Gates of Paradise", in the middle. On the monumental Gothic faade are 40 original magnificent sculptures, including the one of St. John the Evangelist by Donatello, St. Luke the Evangelist by Nanni di Banco and the Madonna of the Glass Eyes by Arnolfo di Cambio. Following your professional private guide,you will reachthen the deeply moving Piet del Duomo by Michelangelo - in which the face of Nicodemo who holds Christ is thought to be a self-portrait of the artist - and the heart-rending Penitent Magdalene by Donatello.
On the first floor, you will be able to admire a surprising series of high-reliefs and 16 statues from Giottos Bell Tower, including the famous prophets Jeremy and Abacuc by Donatello.
You will reach then the amazing Sala della Cupola, home to wooden models of the dome dating to the 1400s and the Lanterna by Filippo Brunelleschi and then the Galleria delle Cantorie, amazing sculptures by Donatello and Luca della Robbia.
The last stop of the visit is the Gallery of the Silver Altar, home to the Altar of St. John and the Cross, which contains a fragment of the Christ Cross.
Your visit experience will be further enriched with an unforgettable comprehensive exterior guided tour of the whole Cathedral complex, useful to admire and discover all the monuments making part of the religious center of the city.
PLEASE NOTE: Your ticket also gives you access to the other monuments of the Great Museum of the Cathedral Complex, which includes the Cathedral, the Crypt, the Baptistery and Giottos Bell Tower, to enjoy amazing views of the city. Must be used within 48hours of being issued.
Inclusions for Private Florence Opera Del Duomo Tour With Skip-the-Line Entry
- Private guide for 2 hours approx.
- Entrance fees with advanced reservation for the Opera del Duomo Museum.
Exclusions for Private Florence Opera Del Duomo Tour With Skip-the-Line Entry
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Entrance time will be booked, depending on Museum availability, in the time range specified and subsequently communicated to customers, within 48 hours of booking.
Please provide us a valid phone number and e-mail address, in order to reconfirm you the entrance time at the museum.
In case of special requests please let us them know at the moment of the booking
During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it.
A maximum of 8 people per booking
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