Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Located in the historic center of Florence, Piazza del Duomo is one of the most visited regions in Europe and the most visited area of Florence. The Santa Maria del Fiore is the 3rd largest church in the world. Its dome, unlike those of other prominent cathedrals, was constructed in brick and is the largest brick dome very made. Giotto’s Bell Tower is a notable example of Florentine Gothic architecture and is one of the visually stunning structures in Italy.
The Baptistery of St. John is one of the oldest buildings of Florence and was built in the early 12 century. Its Florentine Romanesque architecture makes it stand out amongst the other structures of the Duomo Complex. The St. John’s Baptistery, Giotto’s Campanile and Santa Maria del Fiore together are located in the Piazza del Duomo and are part of UNESCO World Heritage Site covering part of Florence.
You will go on a comprehensive tour of the Duomo Complex. You will begin your tour at the St. John’s Baptistery. The magnificent mosaic covered interior of the dome is in gleaming gold and has beautiful paintings on it. The exterior is covered in the exquisite white-grey Carrara marble with a distinct and eye-catching green Prato marble inlay. Next is a visit to Giotto’s Bell Tower. The multicolored campanile is made of red, white and green marble is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Italy.
The secrets of the Brunelleschi’s Dome will be revealed to you by the guide. Next on the itinerary is the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. The Gothic elements are visible throughout the structure, and the marble panels with different shades of pink and green, with a border made of white marble give it a majestic look. The interiors of the church are lavish, with frescoes adorning the inside of the dome and one of the greatest examples of stained glass artwork on display. You will then visit the Opera del Duomo Museum. The most important treasures are stored here, and you can see the original doors of the Florence Baptistery. Works of art by eminent sculptors, Donatello and Nanni di Banco can be seen. You will end your tour on a high note, with some authentic Chianti wine and cheese that is sure to tickle your taste buds.