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The main sacred & religious sites of Florence


6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people


Chinese, English, Italian

Guided tour of the Duomo complex and the Basilica of Santa Croce


A guided tour to discover the most important religious places of Florence.

Together, we will retrace the construction phases of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, and of all the religious buildings adjacent to it, symbols of religious power, Gothic and Renaissance architectural mastery, and Florence greatness.

We will also remember the life and works of the most renowned Florentine personalities of all times, buried in the wonderful Basilica of Santa Croce, also known as the “Temple of the Italian Glories”.



  • Discover the symbols of Florence religious power and Gothic and Renaissance art pieces.
  • Admire the grandeur and magnificence of medieval architecture.
  • Splendid medieval frescoes made by Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi.
  • The tombs of important Florentine men such as Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei.


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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

When you think of Florence, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of medieval architecture that leaves you astonished because of its grandeur, magnificence and historical importance. In this tour, I will tell you interesting facts about its construction, which lasted centuries, its artistic style, and its religious symbols.
Baptistery of San Giovanni and Opera del Duomo Museum

Baptistery of San Giovanni and Opera del Duomo Museum

We will continue the tour first in the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, a wonderful treasure chest full of precious decorations and hidden symbols, and then in the Opera del Duomo museum to admire the original art works that belonged to the Duomo complex and understand how religious buildings of such grandeur were built.
Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

After the guided tour of the Duomo complex, we will continue the itinerary with a pleasant walk through the main squares of Florence’s historic center until we reach the Basilica of Santa Croce. Its interior still preserves splendid medieval frescoes made by artists such as Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi, but above all, it houses the tombs of important Florentine men who have marked the history of the whole of Italy, such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Machiavelli.


What time does the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore open and how much is the entrance ticket?
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is open every day from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00/17.00 and on Sunday from 13.30 to 16.45.
Entrance to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is free, therefore it is not possible to book skip-the-line tickets and avoid the long queues at the entrance. I always recommend to decide at the moment whether to enter or not based on the waiting duration.
What time does the Baptistery of San Giovanni Battista and Opera del Duomo museum open and how much is the entrance ticket?
A single ticket is required to visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Opera del Duomo Museum.
Open from Monday to Sunday from 09.00 to 19.00 (last admission 18.00)
Closed on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Full ticket: € 10,00
Reduced ticket (children between 7 and 14 years old): € 5,00
Free for children under 7 and disabled.
What time does the Basilica di Santa Croce open and how much is the entrance ticket?
The Basilica of Santa Croce is open from Monday to Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00 and on Sundays and public holidays from 13.00 to 17.00 (last entrances 45 minutes before closing).
Closed on New Year's Eve (1 January), Easter, Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua (13 June), Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi (4 October), Christmas (25 December) and Saint Stephen (26 December).
Full ticket: € 8,00
Reduced ticket (young people between 11 and 17 years old; groups; coop members): € 6,00
Free for under 11s and people with reduced mobility.
How to dress to visit churches or museums?
Appropriate clothing is always required. Furthermore, to enter the church it is mandatory to cover shoulders and chest and to wear knee length clothes or trousers. It is recommended to bring a scarf or a sweater with you to cover yourself when necessary.
How can I book tickets for Florence museums?
If you book a guided tour with me, I will help you booking skip-the-line tickets for all museums or churches that we will visit together.
Why choose to visit Florence with a local tour guide?
Booking a guided tour with a local tour guide allows you to plan your visit in the best possible way, recommended and lead by an expert who knows the city very well and is more familiar with managing times and itineraries (museum reservations, skip-the-line tickets, alternative routes, tour customization, etc…).
It is also a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, discovering not only historical and artistic information but also curious anecdotes and legends.
Is this tour customizable?
All my tours are customizable according to your requests and needs. Let me know what you like or what you are looking for and I will create a tailor-made tour for you.
Is this tour private?
All my tours are private; this means that any tour you decide to book will be exclusively for you, your partner or your family and there will be no additional participants other than those chosen by you. This guarantees you total flexibility and independence.