Tours / The Bell Tower of Florence and the Monuments of the Cathedral

An unforgettable tour, which starts with the ascent to Giotto's Bell Tower- 414 steps of absolute beauty!

From the top of the CAMPANILE you will enjoy a general explanation of the Opera del Duomo complex and its history, while a breathtaking view will unfold at your feet.

The guide will give you a reading of the landscape from above, presenting the different monuments and main squares, explaining their history! From a height of 85 meters it will be possible to admire the whole city of Florence, with its roofs, its towers and its splendid panorama.

Once we descend, we will go around the Cathedral to admire its grand exterior and we will stop at the Baptistery of Florence to see its famous golden vault with Byzantine mosaics. Here, Dante Alighieri was baptized. Thanks to the archives of the Baptistery, we know the year of birth of the majority of Florentine artists baptized there.

The visit will take place for 2 hours until you reach the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo to see the ORIGINAL masterpieces that once stood in the cathedral. Unfortunately, aside from Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini, Cantories of Donatello, and by Luca della Robbia the so-called life sized "facetone", the cathedral is almost completely bare. The "Facciatone" is the fourteenth-century facade of the Cathedral by Arnolfo di Cambio. In the MUSEUM OF THE OPERA DEL DUOMO we will admire the original Ghiberti's Paradise Gate, Donatello's Magdalen, and the original decorations of Giotto- Giotto's external facing by Andrea Pisano, Donatello and other great Renaissance masters.

The journey that our guide will create is easy for everyone!

Tour of the Opera del Duomo complex from the top of the Campanile: Ascent to the Absolute!



Available days: Every day

Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Available Languages:

All, on reservation

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: From 6 years to 10 years discounted with ID. Please insert number of people.

Meeting Point: Central Door of the Cathedral, Duomo Square

Additional Information: The ascent to the Campanile includes 414 steps. No elevator. To access the Opera del Duomo Complex, it is necessary to cover shoulders and legs Tour not suitable for people who can not climb the steps of the Bell Tower (pregnant women, people with heart problems, walking problems, etc.)
The guide service may be provided in two languages.
Arrival at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.