Special Visit to the “Matroneo of the Florence Baptistery” – Exclusive Opening: You will discover the wonders and the secrets of the Baptistery, the oldest monument of the Duomo complex, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.
In addition, before the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to watch, in an ancient rectory next to the Cathedral, a fascinating video showing, through exclusive images and reconstructions, as the entire monumental complex of the Cathedral has grown over the centuries along with the rest of the city, known today as the "Cradle of the Renaissance". Leading by an expert “Opera del Duomo” guide (the only guide allowed) you will have the chance to climb to charming “Matroneo”, an elevated gallery that was once reserved to the women. You will be captivated by the shining mosaics and amazing marble floor inlaid. A true magnificence!
The tour also includes a guided visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore where you will learn about the wonderful works of art kept there. 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 24 hours and allows you to visit on your own other monuments at the Duomo Complex (Dome by Brunelleschi, Crypt of St. Reparata, Giotto's bell tower).
Meeting/pick-up point: In front of Scudieri Cafè.
Duration: 2 hours approx. + tasting time.
Start/opening time: At 4pm.
End/closing time: At 6pm + tasting time.
Others: A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Includes: introduction movie to the history of Florence and the Duomo Complex, 48 hours entrance ticket to the Duomo Complex Monuments, a taste of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar.