THE GREAT MUSEUM OF FLORENCE CATHEDRAL

THE GREAT MUSEUM OF FLORENCE CATHEDRAL

With a combo ticket valid 24 hours it is possible to entry all of the sites of the monumental complex of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore: the Duomo (cathedral), the Crypt, the Baptistery, the Museum of the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell-tower and Brunelleschi’s dome.

Baptistery. Dante called it rightly “my beautiful San Giovanni”. Here you can admire the floor and the dome covered by mosaics with stories from the Old and the New Testament and from the Last Judgment.

Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Crypt. Monument of imposing size, evidence of the religious history of the city and of the economic power reached by Florence during the Middle Ages.

Museum of the Cathedral of Florence. A collection of works that once decorated the interior of the Cathedral and of the Baptistery. Its recent renovation has turned that museum into a must-see in Florence. Here we will see the original bronze doors of the Baptistery, the statues that once decorated the façade of the Duomo between the 1300s and the 1400s, the original panels and the statues of the bell-tower, Donatello’s and Luca della Robbia singing galleries (cantorie), Donatello’s Magdalene, Michelangelo’s touching Pietà.

Brunelleschi’s Dome. Much more than a work of architecture, an overcome challenge that made of Brunelleschi one of the greatest geniuses of mankind. His dome, so large a structure, rising up to the skies, widens to cast its shadow on all the Tuscan peoples” has been for centuries one of the reference points of the city’s skyline. Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No elevators available. The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia.

Giotto’s bell-tower. Started by Giotto in 1334 it’s one of the most important examples in Florence of the Gothic style. The panels used to decorate it represent the glorification of human work: it could not be any different in a city of merchants! Visitors are required to climb 414 steps. No elevators available. The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo or claustrophobia.

DURATION: 3 HOURS

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