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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) Tours

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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
After Brunelleschi’s soaring dome, Giotto’s elegant bell tower (Campanile di Giotto) is perhaps the most recognized landmark emerging above the rooftops of Florence. Admire the intricate polychrome marble covering the entire 270-foot (82-meter) height, and climb the more than 400 steps to the top for one of the best views over Florence.

The Basics
Giotto’s bell tower is part of Florence's Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore complex, which includes the cathedral, baptistery, dome, and crypt. Designed by Giotto in 1334, the Gothic tower is decorated in the same white, green, and pink marble that covers the adjacent Duomo. It’s divided into five distinct tiers decorated with arched windows, sculptural works from statues to bas-reliefs by della Robbia and Pisano, and geometric patterns of different colored stone.

Giotto’s bell tower is one of the most popular attractions in Florence, and booking a Duomo Complex tour that includes skip-the-line entrance to the tower, cathedral, and baptistery is essential to avoid long lines to enter. Many Florence sightseeing walking tours and shore excursions also visit highlights like the Uffizi, Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia), and Piazzale Michelangelo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Giotto’s bell tower is a must for first-time visitors to Florence. Kids especially love the exhilarating climb and vertiginous view from the top of the tower.
  • There is a single skip-the-line ticket to enter all five parts of the Duomo complex—church, crypt, dome, bell tower, and baptistery—and the Museo dell'Opera. The ticket is good for 72 hours after the first use.
  • There is a lot of ground to cover in the Duomo complex, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes if taking a guided tour.
  • If you are also planning on visiting the church, choose clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.
  • There is no elevator to the top of the bell tower, so the climb is not recommended for those with heart problems, vertigo, or limited mobility.
 
How to Get There
Giotto’s bell tower is in the Piazza del Duomo, just a 5-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station in the historic center of Florence.
 
When to Get There
The Duomo complex in Tuscany’s capital city of Florence is one of the most visited attractions in Italy and can be very crowded during the summer months. The best time to tour the bell tower and complex is from November to March, when the city sights are less overrun with tourists.
 
The Duomo’s Second Eagle-Eye View 
Florence’s Duomo complex offers two sweeping views over Florence: one from the top of Giotto’s bell tower and the second from Brunelleschi’s dome, which sits atop the Duomo itself.  An important feat of engineering and architecture, the dome was completed in 1436 and is one of the most recognized symbols of the city today. 


Address: Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
Admission: Varies
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62 Tours and Activities to Experience Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Spend a day exploring the Italian cities of Florence and Pisa while in port in Livorno. With private pickup from your cruise, see the iconic Florence Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your ship at the end of the day. Upgrade your ticket to include a 3-hour tour in Florence with a private guide and skip-the-line entry to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries.
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  • 9 hours
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$408.20
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$408.20
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$494.13
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$494.13
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VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

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Florence’s cathedral is the city’s crown jewel and most iconic monument, but its sprawling size and long lines can be discouraging. With this VIP tour, zip past the crowds at the entrance and enjoy an in-depth look at this vast complex. Visit the duomo from its soaring dome to its ancient crypt, admire the view from Giotto’s bell tower, marvel at the richly decorated baptistery, and tour the renovated museum.
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  • 3 hours
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$234.79
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Best of Florence & David by Michelangelo Semi Private Tour

Best of Florence & David by Michelangelo Semi Private Tour

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Skip the crowds and see the best of Florence on a guided walking tour with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. Led by an expert guide, explore the architectural gems of the Renaissance city while learning about important Florentine figures, such as the poet Dante Alighieri and the Medici family. Afterward, skip the long lines at the Accademia and head straight inside to witness Michelangelo’s ‘David’, as well as other impressive works of art. This tour is limited to 14 people to keep the experience intimate.
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  • 3 hours
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$80.32
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Reservation Line Florence Cathedral and Duomo Climb Guided Tour

Reservation Line Florence Cathedral and Duomo Climb Guided Tour

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Save valuable vacation time with this tour of the Cathedral of Florence and the Cupola that include skip-the-line entry. Follow your guide on a carefully-curated itinerary that includes visits of the Opera del Duomo Museum, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral; all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll learn everything you want to know about the Duomo Square area through guided commentary, easily heard on included audio headsets.
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  • 3 hours
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$109.98
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Enjoy this unforgettable Shore Excursion and make memories of the landmarks: • Pisa: - Leaning Tower - Piazza dei Miracoli • Florence: - Piazzale Michelangelo - Ponte Vecchio - Piazza della Signoria - Basilica of Santa Croce - Accademia Gallery with Skip-The-Line tickets (in Private tour options) - Piazza del Mercato Centrale - Giotto BellTower - Duomo Free time for lunch where the driver can suggest a nice restaurant or pizzeria within your desired budget. Included: • Wine Tasting in the Tuscany countryside in Private tour option. Upgradable with licensed local tour guide in Florence. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
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$278.04
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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: Direct access at fixed times

Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: Direct access at fixed times

Enjoy a privileged access to the fascinating Opera del Duomo Museum, that hosts the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures in the world: it includes medieval and Renaissance artworks by the leading artists of the era, over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history. You will get to admire the Michelangelo’s Pietà, and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise! Before parting ways with your guide, receive the tickets to admire the world-famous Brunelleschi’s Dome, the entrance is set at 11am! Start climbing the 463 steps to the top of the dome, at your own pace. On your way up, observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the walls of the Cupola very closely. Once on top remain speechless while admiring the incomparable panoramic views over Florence... Don’t miss this opportunity, only a limited number of people per day can climb to the Dome! Use your 72-hour valid ticket to explore the other parts of the wonderful Duomo monumental complex!
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  • 1 hour
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$79.09
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Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

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Dive deep into the historical highlights of Florence on a 4.5-hour private sightseeing tour. Expedited skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery allows you to spend less time waiting around and more time with Michelangelo's "David" and Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus". Ask questions and listen to live commentary as your tour continues in the city center, with pauses at the Duomo Complex, Piazza della Signoria, and more.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$273.09
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.74
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Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

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Learn the history and legends behind Florence’s most famous architectural treasures on this 1.5-hour tour of the monuments of the Duomo complex led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with reserved entry, and be dazzled by the mosaics, marble, and paintings that adorn St. John’s Baptistery and the Florence Cathedral — capped by Brunelleschi’s famous dome. See even more masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art with included admission to the new Opera del Duomo museum, and finish with a tasting of Tuscan specialties at a nearby shop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.55
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Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Engross yourself in all things Dan Brown and Dante in this guided Inferno-themed tour of Florence. Follow the tracks of Dan Brown's famous protagonist, Robert Langton, to the secret passages and the Salone dei Cinquecento, where you'll marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, among others. Visit the apartments of Cosimo, see Dante Alighieri's death mask, step inside the Palazzo Vecchio, get a look at Dante's former home, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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Duomo Monumental Tour

Duomo Monumental Tour

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Discover the history and secrets behind some of Renaissance Italy's most important monuments on a guided, 2-hour tour of the famous Duomo complex in Florence. Enjoy St. John’s Baptistery, the Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral, and the new Opera del Duomo Museum, home to many masterpieces of devotional art. If you wish, finish with a climb to the top of the iconic Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower for captivating city views.
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  • 2 hours
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$106.27
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Top Giotto's Belltower and all museums of Florence Cathedral

Top Giotto's Belltower and all museums of Florence Cathedral

Earn some of the best views in Florence with a exhilarating climb to the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower that stands tall beside the Duomo. A guide is with you every step of the way and back down on the ground, where you’ll get an up-close look at the famous baptistery doors and original treasures by Michelangelo, Ghiberti, and other masters inside the Opera del Duomo museums.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.79
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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This tour is the best walking tour that you can ever have in Florence. It is a great introduction to the city for both first-timers as well as returners. It covers the main attractions of the city and also the hidden gems that are well and truly "off the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. While you'll be led through the city you will be even accompanied through three centuries full of thrilling stories about the Medici family who influenced Florence’s history; little by little the Renaissance will become alive in front of you. You will not be involved in a boring, neutral lecture, but in a pleasant stroll through the center of Florence, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere. This tour, except the small commission for TripAdvisor, is based on donations. This means that if you like the tour you can leave a tip (some people give 10€, some people give 50€, you choose the price) to reward the guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$3.69
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$3.69

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

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Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
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  • 6 hours
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$308.93
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$308.93
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Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

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Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour with a private guide. See top attractions such as Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery, Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, San Lorenzo Basilica, Uffizi Galleries and more. Learn the stories and rich history behind each site that you pass, soaking up the personal attention from your private guide, with a tasty lunch included (if option selected).
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  • 8 hours
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$586.97
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Florence Wonders afternoon Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line Visit

Florence Wonders afternoon Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line Visit

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Check all the monuments of Florence off your list on this comprehensive walking tour. Follow your guide to highlights such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo. Then, view Botticelli's 'Venus' and other masterpieces during a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
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  • 3 hours
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$82.79
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

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When your cruise calls at Livorno, set off to explore Florence and Pisa on this private 9-hour shore excursion. With a personal chauffeur, travel to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower and continue to Florence to see its Renaissance treasures independently. Perhaps choose to visit the Accademia Gallery (own expense) to see Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ and take in the likes of the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Upgrade to include a 3-hour guided tour in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
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$278.04
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$278.04
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Private Tour Florence In A Day - David and Duomo Only

Private Tour Florence In A Day - David and Duomo Only

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Enjoy a private walking tour in Florence to see two of the major sites: Statue of David and the Duomo efficiently.  Pre-reserved tickets are included to climb the famous Brunelleschi's dome of the Duomo. Visit the Accademia Galleries to see and understand Michelangelo's masterpiece Statue of David. Avoid the long lines to enjoy these masterpieces with a professional local guide. Make your visit in Florence memorable and interesting, combining local history, facts, and snippets with the unforgettable details of the city. Pre-reserved admission tickets are included so this private tour to see David and savor the Duomo is the best investment you can make.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.36
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$185.36
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Private Tour: Highlights of Florence including Michelangelo's David

Private Tour: Highlights of Florence including Michelangelo's David

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Discover the artistic and architectural treasures of Florence on a private tour led by local art historian guide. Learn the fascinating history behind the birthplace of the Renaissance as you explore highlights like the Duomo complex, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio, and see one of the world's most famous works of art up close with a viewing of Michelangelo's ‘David’ at the Academia Gallery. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 15 adults. Admission fees not included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.86
per group
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$271.86
per group
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The Duomo square tour

The Duomo square tour

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Focus on the historic Piazza del Duomo during this tour with a guide in central Florence. Many of Florence's treasures are contained within this small area, including Canonici's palace, Arcivescovile, Opera del Duomo Museum, Loggia del Bigallo, Florence's Baptistery, and others. As you explore the highlights, listen to your guide's in-depth commentary on the history and architecture of the area.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.98
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$109.98
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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

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Feast your eyes on one of the world’s most treasured collections of medieval and Renaissance sculpture with this guided visit to the Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence. After skipping the entrance line, learn the backstories behind masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, and other Italian greats, and gain insight into the construction of Brunelleschi’s famous dome. Finish with a tasting of Chianti wine paired with cheese and balsamic vinegar. Your tour includes admission to the cathedral, crypt, and campanile, to use within 72 hours after your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.55
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$60.55

Heart of Florence Walking Tour

Heart of Florence Walking Tour

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Experience some of the most well-known spots in Florence on this walking tour. Explore Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Vecchio. On your way, see the replica statue of Michelangelo’s 'David,' religious sites such as the Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) and Orsanmichele, and beautiful architecture from buildings such as the Loggia del Bigallo and Loggia dei Lanzi.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.48
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$23.48

Full Day Florence Tour with Accademia and Uffizi Gallery

Full Day Florence Tour with Accademia and Uffizi Gallery

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As the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a wealth of art and architecture so vast that it’s hard to take it all in. With this tour, you won’t miss any of the highlights, from the architecture of the historic center to the art of the world-famous Accademia and Uffizi galleries. You’ll even enjoy one of the best views over the city from the scenic perch of Piazzale Michelangelo.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$174.03
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$174.03

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