Special Visit to the Florence Cathedral and its Restauration Workshop

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The unique opportunity to discover the fascinating workshop in which the "stonemasons" still work and where Michelangelo carved the famous David

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What Makes This Tour Unique

  • Attractive introduction movie (until March 2019)

  • Guided tour of the Cathedral and the Baptistery 

  • Taste of wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar

  • 72-hours entrance ticket to Giotto's bell tower, Opera del Duomo Museum and the Crypt of Santa Reparata

  • Small-group tour

This tour will lead you to one of the most intimate and fascinating locations making part of the Duomo Complex, where time seems to have stopped centuries ago.

Led by an expert “Opera del Duomo” Guide (the only guide allowed) you will discover the workshop where some of the greatest Renaissance artists have worked and where the famous David has been carved by Michelangelo. A place where professional stonemasons work with passion to restore authentic masterpieces, still using the original tools and techniques used in the past. A Renaissance workshop live, in front of you!

The tour includes as well, the guided visit of the Baptistery and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, where you will learn about the wonderful works of art kept there, many of whose restored in the stonemasons’ workshop.

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 all the monuments at the Duomo complex (except the Brunelleschi’s dome).

Note: until March 2019 the guided tour will be preceded by the vision of an introductory video on the Duomo Complex. From April 2019. due to the unavailability of the Opera del Duomo dedicated space, the video projection will be suspended until further notice.


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Special Visit to the Florence Cathedral and its Restauration Workshop

Take this fantastic opportunity to visit the real Restauration Workshop of the Duomo Complex - not to miss!

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Start time: 12:00

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 (until March 2019), guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore, 72 entrance ticket to Giotto Bell Tower, Crypt and Opera del Duomo museum (except Brunelleschi's Dome), taste of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar.  

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Special Visit to the Florence Cathedral and its Restauration Workshop – exclusive opening with Lunch

Discover the real Restauration Workshop of the Duomo Complex and enjoy a delicious Tuscan Lunch

Children 0 - 5 years old, free of charge (lunch not included)

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