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Heart of Florence Walking Tour with inside Duomo Guided Visit Tour Code: 222-18843

From USD$42
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Florence, Italy
English; Spanish
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Visit the best of Florence with its most famous Monuments, Palaces, Streets and Squares. Learn about Florence History, Art, Curiosities and Anecdotes from a passionate local Guide. Discover Florence Duomo, one of the most beautiful and largest Cathedrals in the world. Use your Ticket to access to the Misericordia Museum located in front of the Cathedral. Enjoy a wonderful view on the Cathedral Square and its Monuments from the Top of the Museum
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Price (/person)
    Adult $42
    Child
    (7-12 yrs)
    $35
    Infant
    (Under 6 yrs)
    $5
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Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the name of culture and history. Discover all the heart of Florence and follow your official guide inside the amazing Florence Cathedral for a monolingual guided visit. Your discovery will start with the ancient Medici Family District, with the renowned Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the famous San Lorenzo Church and their mausoleum, the Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then the religious centre of Florence: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the elegant Giotto bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli where you will admire the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art and the Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Continuing on, you will see the unmistakable Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops and finally Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune and the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with the Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence. 

Free time for lunch

Early in the afternoon, you will discover the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures. Lead by an official 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 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. 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! The Museum is a magical place off the beaten track where you can admire works by Santi di Tito, Benedetto da Maiano, Sano di Pietro, Bachiacca, Sogliani, G. Battista Naldini and many other important artists.

  • Florence, ITALY

    Florence, ITALY
    Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year.

    Medici Chapel

    The Medici Chapel is named in honor of Florence's most famous Renaissance family. The chapel is comprised of two sections: the Sagrestia Nuova and the Cappella dei Principi, each marvelous in its opulence and beauty.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €6; Reduced Price €3; Full Price|Duration: 6-9 Hours

    Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo
    The "Cathedral Square" in the heart of Florence is one of the most-visited places on the planet. It is home to an impressive list of breathtaking buildings emblematic of Italian art and culture, including the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery.

    Campanile di Giotto

    This freestanding belltower in Florence rises 280 ft above the surrounding city. There are several hexagonal panels that can be seen around the base of the structure.

    Duration: Approx. 10 Hours 30 Minutes

    Loggia del Mercato Nuovo

    Loggia del Mercato Nuovo is an open-air marketplace building in Florence. By day, the building is full of sales stall, but at night the interior is illuminated by a bright blue light, meaning that this attraction requires multiple visits!

    Duration: Approx. 9 Hours 30 Minutes

    Ponte Vecchio

    The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

    Piazza della Signoria

    The Piazza della Signoria features many can't-miss Florentine buildings. The Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's massive fortress of a town hall, towers above. The Loggia dei Lanzi is a beautiful piece of Renaissance architecture, bedecked with bronze and marble sculptures.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    The main church in Florence, this cathedral features an impressive dome that was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. It is built in a mixture of Gothic and renaissance styles.

    Admission (Optional): Adult Free; Free|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

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Location Address Departure
Florence, ITALY Via dei Martelli 50red, Firenze, 50122 (in front of Caffè Firenze, at the corner with Via dei Pucci ) 11:15am

Price Includes

  • Local Professional Guide who will lead you through the Florence historic Center
  • 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 Misericordia Museum, enjoying beautiful masterpieces and a great view of the Cathedral Square from its 4th floor.

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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  • Please read the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy prior to booking your ticket.
  • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
  • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

Additional Note

  • We suggest to wear comfortable shoes
  • Access to the Cathedral is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: It is forbidden entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses.
  • Access is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks.

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