Special Visit to the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery with its Matroneo

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The unique opportunity to discover, from an exceptional point of view, the shining Byzantine mosaics and the magnificent marble floor of a wonderful monument

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What Makes This Tour Unique

  • Attractive introduction movie 

  • Guided tour of the Cathedral 

  • Taste of wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar

  • 72-hours entrance ticket to Giotto's bell tower and the Crypt of Santa Reparata

  • Small-group tour

You will discover the wonders and the secrets of the Baptistery, the oldest monument of the Duomo complex, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture

In addition, before the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to watch, in an ancient rectory next to the Cathedral, a fascinating video showing, through exclusive images and reconstructions, as the entire monumental complex of the Cathedral has grown over the centuries along with the rest of the city, known today as the "Cradle of the Renaissance". Led by an expert “Opera del Duomo” guide (the only guide allowed) you will have the chance to climb to the charming “Matroneo”, an elevated gallery that was once reserved to the women. You will be captivated by the shining mosaics and amazing marble floor inlaid. A true magnificence! 

The tour also includes a guided visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where you will learn about the wonderful works of art kept there. At the end of your visit, a few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be offered a delicious taste of Chianti wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar.

Your ticket is valid 72 hours and allows you to visit on your own other monuments making part of the Duomo Complex (Crypt of St. Reparata, Giotto's bell tower, Opera del Duomo museum).

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Special Visit to the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery with its Matroneo

Do not miss the chance to discover the famous Battistero with its marvellous Matroneo

Duration: 2 Hours

Start time: 16:00

Season: All year round - Monday

Meeting point / Terminal: Central location in Florence (further details will be provided after booking)

This tour includes: Caf Tour & Travel Staff Assistance, introduction movie to the history of Florence and to the Duomo Complex, guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore, 72h entrance ticket  to the Giotto Bell Tower, Crypt and Opera del Duomo Museum, taste of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar.