Florence Cathedral and Baptistery with Matroneum guided visit
Attractions & guided tours

Florence Cathedral and Baptistery with Matroneum guided visit

based on 31 reviews
Language: English
Availability: Every Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the Byzantine mosaics and splendid marble floor of the Baptistery
  • Explore the Cathedral with this guided tour
  • Sample wine, cheese, and balsamic vinegar
  • Visit Giotto's bell tower, and the crypt of Santa Reparata
What to expect

Tour with exclusive visit and 72h ticket to the Duomo complex: Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Bell tower and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (except the Brunelleschi’s Dome).

Travel back in time and experience the beauty firsthand of the oldest monument in Florence's Cathedral complex: the Baptistery. Here you'll be able to admire the Romanesque architecture and learn about its secrets from an experienced professional guide.

You'll start your guided tour with a video describing the creation and evolution of the Cathedral and its complex. Special images and reconstructions will come to life as your official guide will take you up to the Matroneum, a raised gallery once reserved for women only. From this lofty view you'll be able to gaze upon the splendid mosaics and stunning marble floor of the Baptistery.

Your guide will also take you through the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, giving you the chance to marvel at the beautiful art and restorations of this structural masterpiece.

When your tour is over, you are invited to sample some pleasant Chianti wine with a delectable bite of cheese and balsamic vinegar. The visit doesn't stop there. Your ticket will also grant you access to other structures in the Cathedral complex. On your own you can visit the crypt of St. Reparata, and Giotto's bell tower. The Renaissance is yours to explore!

At the end of your visit, a few steps from the Cathedral square, you will be offered a delicious taste of Chianti wine and tidbits of cheese with balsamic vinegar.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Caf Tour’s staff assistance
    • Guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore
    • 72h entrance ticket for the Cathedral complex monuments
    • Taste of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar
    What's not included
    • Access to the dome
    Reduced price
    • Children 0-5 years old: free of charge
    • Children 6-11 years old: reduced price
    Where

    Piazza di San Giovanni, 19red, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meeting point:
    In front of the Scudieri Cafè. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure. - From November to March at 03:45pm - From April to October at 04:15pm
    What to remember
    • Access to places of worship is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: it is forbidden the entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses. Access to the Dome, the Campanile and the Museum is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks.
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    When
    • Every Monday
    • From November to March at 4.00pm
    • From April to October at 04:30pm
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    Provider
    sales@caftours.com
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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