Reach beneath the touristy veneer to uncover a deeper understanding of the history, art, and traditions of this UNESCO listed city.
Duration: 4 hours
This tour runs every day, except Mondays.
You can combine the Cathedral’s Dome and the Uffizi Gallery in this 4-hour tour in Florence. You’ve probably seen Michelangelo’s David already, so our Uffizi and Cathedral’s Dome Tour completes your time in Florence in the best possible way.
Travel back to the Renaissance entering into the Duomo (one of the most iconic structures in Florence) and explore the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Gallery skipping the lines with your pre-reserved tickets!
The Cathedral’s Dome
The tour starts in the Cathedral Square: you’ll admire the Baptistry (famous for its doors, among other things) right in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and learn how the different buildings in the square are related to each other.
Dominating the skyline of Florence, the imposing Cathedral is an artistic wonder for its size and for its amazing marble decorations. Your local guide will accompany you to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome, a feat of Renaissance engineering and to visit the internal terraces of the Cathedral to admire “The Lust Judgment” frescoes that decorate the Cupola’s ceiling.
When reaching the top you’ll admire a stunning 360° view of Florence and, on a clear day, the surrounding Tuscan landscape.
After a short stroll through the old town, we will reach the Uffizi Gallery. This historical palace by architect Vasari houses artworks from the local churches and from the Medici family’s collection.
The Uffizi collection holds paintings from the 13th to the 17th century. Your guide will focus on a selection of masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and the other key artists. The tour will end at the Uffizi so you can stay longer if you choose to, or your guide will escort you to an aperitivo to recover.
Both the Cathedral’s Dome and the Uffizi are extremely popular and therefore notoriously difficult to get tickets. This Tour is a great investment to save your time and to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of artworks with a scholarly local guide as part of a small group of 12 – or less – or as a private experience.