The length of this private tour is 2 hours.
* admission fees not included
All of us were looking forward to the reopening of the museum after a long period of restoration of the interior. The museum reopened at the end of October 2015 and our expectations were more than fulfilled, this site is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Florence: “ over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history “
The restoration has affected not only the halls but also many works already present in the old museum.
On a side of this room, you can admire a reconstruction of the old original facade of the Duomo (removed in 1587 ) with about 40 original pieces ( statues, arches, decorations)!!
On the opposite side of the same room you can see the originals :
–East door of the Baptistery, know as the Paradise Gate (by Lorenzo Ghiberti). That means that the “3 sisters”, the North door, the East door of the Baptistery and the old original removed facade of the Duomo can look at each other again after centuries of separation!
A few steps away from Michelangelo’s Pietà we will admire an incredibly moving wooden Mary Magdalene by Donatello.
You have heard that the marble reliefs and the statues on the Giotto’s Bell Tower are only copies and you would like to see the originals of the 14th century, well, here in the Galleria del Campanile (the Gallery of the Bell Tower) you can see them all, restored and displayed…breathtaking !!.
In short words, the Duomo museum is able to enhance the artworks of hundreds of years ago in a modern concept.
Only if you want it 🙂
Yes, you do, but with the same ticket, you can visit the ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Reparata, climb Brunelleschi’s dome, climb the Belltower, visit the Baptistery. The full price ticket costs 18,00 euro and you can use it within 72 hours from first use.
No, you don’t
Of course, you can, all my tours are tailor-made.
Yes, you can.