Don’t you want to get into museums or churches? Experience Florence like a local with a local. Piazza, Palazzo, and Mercato all put together.
A journey of discovery that few tourists ever get to experience.…
Duration: 3 hours
This tour runs everyday, except Mondays.
You can combine the Cathedral’s Dome and the Uffizi Gallery in this three-hour tour in Florence. You’ve probably seen Michelangelo’s David already, so our Uffizi and Cathedral’s Dome Tour complete your time in Florence in the best way possible.
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 see the Baptistry (famous with its doors) right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and the wonders of the square.
Your guide will make it clear that this place is the religious center of Florence from Roman times until today. Dominating the skyline of Florence, the imponent Cathedral is an artistic wonder for its size and for its the amazing marble decorations.
Its Dome (also known as Cupola, in Italian) is very famous for many reasons like its size and decorations. Your local guide will accompany you to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome and to visit the internal terraces of the Cathedral showing you artworks by the main masters of the Renaissance and the frescoes of “The Lust Judgment” that decorate the Cupola’s ceilings.
After reaching the top you’ll admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscany.
After a short stroll through the wonders of the old town, get to the Uffizi Gallery: it’s nothing like you’ve seen before. This historical palace by the architect Vasari houses artworks from the local churches and from the Medici family’s collection.
Learn how this collection of thousands of paintings from the 13-17th centuries gifted to the Medici and their successors.
The Uffizi collection concentrates largely on painting from the Gothic Ages to the Late Renaissance and is displayed in chronological order. Your local guide will do a careful selection to show you the works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and the other main painters.
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 very famous for many reasons and rightly so they are notorious with the difficulty to get tickets. Florence Uffizi and Cathedral’s Dome Tour is a great investment to save your time and to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of artworks with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun at the same time.
It’s a very small group or a private tour anyway so the experience is quite intimate.