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Duomo Tour Secret Terraces Visit and Restoration Workshop

Price USD$97.02


Duomo Tour Secret Terraces Visit and Restoration Workshop
Art, history and panoramic views combine in all-in tour that will plunge you into the atmosphere of Florence and discover its hidden jewels. You\'ll visit the Duomo Complex, the Cathedral open-air terraces and, last but not least, the ancient Cathedral Restoration Workshop, a place frozen in time, where the greatest artists of the past worked and where Michelangelo himself carved the world famous statue of David.

Come on this combo-tour and see all the secrets of the Icon of Florence, such as the Duomo Cathedral, from the top to the bottom, and below. You\'ll see places and discover things even the Florentines don\'t know about. An expert guide will take you into the honeycomb maze of this wonder, skipping the lines with our exclusive pass.

The tour starts with an introduction to the creation and restoration of the mosaics and a guided visit to the jewel of the Baptistry, with the mosaic-covered interior of the octagonal dome. You\'ll then continue on with a visit to the Cathedral Workshop, where the building was made. Here, you can discover the skills and crafts of the master artisans. It was also here that Michelangelo carved David. But it is not dead history, because the place is still active, and you\'ll have the chance to see modern craftsmen working and reworking the past with the tools and techniques of days gone by.

You\'ll then proceed in the Duomo Square, floating there on the skyline, like a marble and terracotta-brick balloon. Here\'s your chance to go for a ride in it. This part of the tour starts in the Cathedral itself, where you can admire the frescoes by Vasari and others, as well as its stunning clock and the fascinating marble floors. But there\'s more. There is also the crypt below, with the remains of the pre-Renaissance Cathedral of Santa Reparata, full of mosaics and other fascinating finds. Here you can see the roots of the building and the city.

Then you\'ll go up, up onto the 32 meter (104 ft) high terraces hanging below the 116 meter (380 ft) high dome. A labyrinth of corridors and walkways with priceless views are in abundance here. Hidden here, you\'ll feel as though you are a part of the cathedral itself. You\'ll also have an exclusive chance to see the statues that stood on the facade, which are found in a circular room full of workman\'s tools. Here you breathe in the atmosphere of the times and the men who made this masterpiece.

Last but not least, you have the 24-hour ticket so you can visit Giotto\'s Tower, with all the wonders of this Cathedral complex and its museum. Truly, a combo-tour with something for everyone, so welcome aboard.

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Art, history and panoramic views combine in all-in tour that will plunge you into the atmosphere of Florence and discover its hidden jewels. You\'ll visit the Duomo Complex, the Cathedral open-air terraces and, last but not least, the ancient Cathedral Restoration Workshop, a place frozen in time, where the greatest artists of the past worked and where Michelangelo himself carved the world famous statue of David.