Michelangelo's David & Florence Duomo Tour with Dome Climb

Visit the Statue of David and climb Cathedral Dome in Florence

Experience the major highlights of Florence during a two-hour David & Duomo tour. Visit the Accademia Gallery with an English-speaking guide and climb the Florence Duomo for breathtaking panoramic views over Tuscany's Renaissance capital.

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While this is a walking tour, you will receive tickets to climb Brunelleschi's Dome at the end of your tour.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Statue of David
Accademia Gallery
Duomo Exterior
Dome Climb
Florence is associated with the most important names of the Italian Renaissance, including the Medici Family, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli. That's why paying a visit to this gorgeous city is so important on any Italian vacation. On this Florence walking tour, visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David statue. Then visit the Florence Duomo and get the chance to climb Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring red dome. After your tour concludes, why not stay a while? Your tickets will give you access to many different sites within the Duomo complex. This 2-hour tour includes:
 
  • - Skip the line Accademia tickets
  • - A visit to see Michelangelo's David
  • - Tickets to climb the Florence Duomo's dome and explore the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Museum, and Crypt on your own
  • - A professional, English-speaking guide

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*Please note: After a comprehensive explanation of the Cathedral, Baptistery and Bell Tower, your guide will escort you to the main entrance of the Duomo. From there, you will be provided with a ticket and be free to climb the Dome on your own. With your ticket, you will also have access to the Museum of Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore, Baptistery and Bell Tower.
 

Say Hello to the Statue of David

The Galleria dell'Accademia is home to one of the most famous works of art in the world: the David statue. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, or simply Michelangelo for short, was the only artist in Florence who could work with this block of marble. The result? He turned it into a world-famous masterpiece! Don't be fooled, while there are three David statues in various locations around Florence, only this one is the real deal.
 
You will find the original statue of David inside the Accademia Gallery. If you visit on your own, long lines are inevitable. However, on this special guided Florence Tour, skip the line tickets are included as well as a professional guide. The only line you need to stand in at the Accademia will be a short security line. Compared to the regular entrance line, you breeze right on inside.
 

The Duomo of Florence

The iconic Duomo is Florence's most recognized landmark. Contrary to popular belief, the word "duomo" does not refer to the dome of the church, but instead identifies the principal church or cathedral of a town or city. The Florence Cathedral, or "Duomo", is topped by a magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Taking over 140 years to complete, the inspiration for the Duomo was taken from the Pantheon in Rome.
 
Your guide will show you around Piazza del Duomo, explaining the detailed history behind the Cathedral, Baptistery and Bell Tower. From there, you will have the opportunity to solo climb the big red dome, overlooking the beautiful city below you. The climb consists of 463 steps, so make sure you’re up for the challenge! If you'd prefer not to climb the dome, you can instead visit many of the other areas accessible with the special ticket included in this tour. These attractions include the Museum of Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Bell Tower and the Baptistry.
 
There is no better way to take in the sights and panoramic views of our Renaissance Florence. By the end of this experience, you’ll be an expert in Florentine art and architecture.  

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