Florence Cathedral & Arno River Cruise: A Journey Through Art and Beauty

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  • Witness the remarkable clock by Paolo Uccello and walk on a stunning carpet of polychrome marbles
  • Marvel at the immense and frescoed interior of the Dome, a masterpiece by Vasari
  • Visit the Museo della Misericordia near Piazza del Duomo and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Cathedral Square and its monuments from the museum's 4th floor.
  • Glide along the river on a beautiful electric boat and don’t miss Florence from a unique perspective
  • Glimpse bridges, churches, towers, gardens, and palaces, with exclusive views only visible from the water.

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Duration: 2hours

Starting time: 2:30 pm

Season: June to September

Piazza del Duomo 19/20, in front of Misericordia Museum

View meeting point with Google Maps - Museo della Misericordia

In the early afternoon, discover inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures, you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Lead by your expert Guide you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture.

On Piazza del Duomo, next to the Cathedral, you also have the chance to visit the precious Museo della Misericordia and the great opportunity, at the 4th floor of the Museum, to enjoy an amazing view on the Cathedral Square and its Monuments, taking beautiful pictures. From there it seems even possible to touch every monument!

After the Guided Visit, just a few steps to reach the Arno River and embark on your Cruise. Bridges, churches, towers, gardens and palaces slide in front of your eyes like in a beautiful film while the boat silently slip zero-emission on the water, giving you the opportunity to admire the city of the Renaissance from a privileged and unpublished point of view: there are places and glimpses of rare beauty visible only from the river!

Starting from Ponte alle Grazie, this beautiful electric boat in natural wood will take you on a fascinating journey into the history and art of the city thanks to the commentary of an audio-guide.

Stories, anecdotes and secrets related to the river and the noble families whose magnificent palaces are reflected in the water. And the possibility of taking surprising and unusual photos of magnificent architectures such as those of the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor, but also to the well-kept and unexpected garden on the river of the historic Rowing Association, the oarsmen who you will happen to greet as they ply the river with their slender and colorful boats. And finally, the evocative passage under the ancient bridges that connect the two parts of the city: the elegant Ponte Santa Trinita adorned with statues and the iconic and romantic Ponte Vecchio with its glittering jewelry.

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Direct and dedicated access to Florence Duomo
  • Local Professional Guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore - monolingual Tour
  • Free of charge Ticket to access the intimate Misericordia Museum, enjoying beautiful masterpieces and a great view of the Cathedral Square from its 4th floor.
  • E-Boat Cruise Ticket with service fee (reservation fee and pre-sale)
  • One hour Cruise on the Arno River
  • Audio comment on board in English and Italian

  • We suggest to wear comfortable shoes
  • Appropriate clothing is mandatory to visit places of worship
  • Access to the Cathedral is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: It is forbidden entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses.
  • It is mandatory to arrive at the meeting point at the mentioned check in time. In case of delay it will not be possible to join the visit, nor to have a refund or reschedule the guided visit.