A glimpse of Florence
A special guided tour including a visit to the main Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore skipping the queue, exclusive access to the north Terrace with extraordinary views of the city and Brunelleschi's Dome. The ticket also included entrance to the Baptistery, the Bell Tower and the Crypt.
Restoration and the work of man
The guided tour will show you the “Work of Man” through the visit of the Restoration Workshop, here the stonemasons still work with traditional tools and dedicate their passion and skill to the maintenance of the vast heritage of decorative carving and monumental sculpture in Piazza del Duomo. Following the Tour you can enter inside the Cathedral one of the biggest church in the world and the Baptistery of Saint John. The Baptistery is an extraordinary example of Romanesque architecture, enriched with a thousand square meters of mosaics.
Itinerary: Restauration Workshop + Cathedral + Baptistery
Women's gallery of Baptistery
This guided tour takes you back in time to the origins of Florence. The Baptistery is a symbol of the city and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture with its dome entirely covered with Byzantine mosaics. With a special path through the gallery you can admire, from an extraordinary point of view, the splendid mosaics and inlaid marble floors. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
The Sacristy of the Cathedral
The North Sacristy is a true gem of the Cathedral and a masterpiece of early Renaissance art and artistry. Its walls, which are entirely decorated with illusionistic wood inlay, embody one of the great innovations of the fifteenth century: the application of the new science of linear perspective for the creation of imaginary architectural spaces and their population with noble compositions of sacred history. This achievement endowed the art of intarsia with a status that rivaled the arts of painting and sculpture during its golden age in fifteenth century.
The clock of the Dome
This guided tour along the interior corridor, closed to the public, the counter of the Cathedral, to discover the secrets and the mysteries of the great liturgical clock and its mechanism. The watch has a dial of 7 meters per side with the corners of the prophets prospectively paintings by Paolo Uccello. In front of the clock is inscribed circle of 24 hours, which can be counted starting from the setting sun and dell'Avemaria evening.