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Experience hosted by Vessela

2 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will visit the Baptistery where we can admire its pre-Renaissance gold mosaics and speak about the ancient history of the building and the piazza around. Then we will visit the beautiful museum of Opera del Duomo, renovated in 2015, where we can see the original gates of the Baptistery, which reveal fascinating stories of Christ and the Old Testament. We will admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, that the great artist started as a sculpture to decorate his own tomb and which he tried to destroy one evening…
We will go back to time to see when and how the construction of one of the largest cathedrals in the world started. The mystery of the enormous dome remained unrevealed over the centuries, but we will try to understand how Brunelleschi succeeded in its constructing. The beautiful cantorie (choir galleries) by Donatello and Luca della Robbia now are placed in the museum, but where they stood before and why they were removed? Join me to find the answers of all these questions!
Other things to note
Contact me if you can't find available date. I'll try to arrange depending on the opening hours of the museum and the Baptistery :-)
We will visit the Baptistery where we can admire its pre-Renaissance gold mosaics and speak about the ancient history of the building and the piazza around. Then we will visit the beautiful museum of Opera del Duomo, renovated in 2015, where we can see the original gates of the Baptistery, which reveal fascinating stories of Christ and the Old Testament. We will admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, that the great artist started as a sculpture to decorate…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    coffee
  • Tickets
    The climb to the Dome is not guaranteed unless the booking is made 7 days a...
From $126
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Vessela

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
My name is Vessela and I’m a licensed tour guide of Florence. I moved to that beautiful city 7 years ago and it was love at first sight. I couldn’t leave it anymore. Florence offers so much and I always want to show its secrets to everybody who comes here, especially for the first time, but also for those who have already visited it. I love my job and I cannot get enough of history, art, curiosities and food of Florence! Join me and let’s have some great time together during our tours.
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Where you'll be

We will start our tour with a cup of delicious Italian coffee at Scudieri bar on the piazza San Giovanni. Then we will visit the Baptistery and the Museum of Opera del Duomo. The ticket allows you to visit the Museum, the Baptistery, the Bell Tower, the Crypt and the Dome within 72 hours of visiting the first one. Reservations for the climb on the Dome are mandatory and if necessary I can book for you. The booking for the Dome cannot be modified.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

bring your curiosity :-)