Florence Cathedral Restoration Workshop

Tour the (still active) workshop where Michelangelo carved his David - and where countless other artists created the wealth of artworks that constitute the Florence Cathedral Complex.

Overview

Join this fascinating guided tour through the ancient, but still active workshop of the Cathedral, where the greatest artists of the past worked, where Michelangelo carved the famous statue of David. See how dedicated craftsmen work with passion and professionalism to restore and maintain the great monumental and sculptural heritage of the Cathedral complex. These sculptors and stonemasons use the same tools as Michelangelo, dedicated to preserving not only the art but also the traditions of the trade. The tour includes a visit to the Baptistery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to appreciate the works in their context.

>> Your ticket guarantees access to the entire monumental complex. The validity begins at the time of the tour, and the ticket remains valid to visit the monuments of the complex not yet visited, within 72 hours. Important details of the ticket conditions are given in the DETAILS section under the headline BEFORE YOU BOOK.

 

Available: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Times: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Language: English

Meeting Point: 15 minutes before confirmed time at Centro Arte e Cultura, Piazza San Giovanni 7.

 

IMPORTANT WARNING! Access WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to those who present themselves without the CONFIRMATION VOUCHER sent by us one business day after the request. The copy of your order and confirmation of payment from the bank ARE NOT VALID for ticket pick-up.

BEFORE YOU BOOK

> After you have successfully completed a booking, you will receive two emails: The copy of your order (immediately after placing it) and the confirmation email (one business day after placing your order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure to enter your email address correctly and check that your spam or antivirus filters do not block the mails from our address [email protected] Special attention is kindly requested from users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net.

> Your vouchers to participate in the tour will also be available, one business day after order is placed, on your account.

> The tour reservation includes the ticket that grants access to the entire monumental complex of Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence [Cathedral Museum, Brunelleschi's dome (access time must be booked*), Giotto's campanile, Baptistery, archaeological site Santa Reparata]. This ticket will be provided by your guide at the time of the tour. Its validity begins at the time of the tour, and the ticket remains valid to visit the monuments of the complex not yet visited, within 72 hours.

* Attention: The Tour "A Little Peek on Florence" includes the entrance to Brunelleschi’s dome - it is therefore not necessary to book the access time separately.

 

Important information about the ticket to the sites of the Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence:

> Pre-purchased ticket allows one entry to each site of the Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence. Ticket does not allow two entries to the same monument.

> Pre-purchase does not allow priority admission to any monument.

> The ticket remains valid to visit the monuments of the Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence not yet visited during the tour, within 72 hours of the tour.

> Ticket contains a barcode readable by the turnstiles at the entrances of the various sites. We recommend you print out your ticket, as use of mobile ticketing (mobile phones or tablets) is not advised because of reading difficulties of the barcode at the entrance.

> Customers with ticket must go directly to the entrance line of each monument, without going through the cashier/ticketing line.

> Your ticket is personal and non transferable; all tickets bought at the same time will be under the name of the group leader.

> IMPORTANT: Any errors made by the client on the selection of the date of visit will not be refunded.

> Tickets CANNOT be cancelled or changed and are NOT refundable. Weekend a Firenze will only refund the entire cost of your ticket(s) including the service fee if the monuments remain closed during the entire period of validity of the ticket(s).

Please note: Access to the cathedral itself is free and cannot be booked; it is not part of the ticket.

Restrictions and Rules of Conduct

Visitors are asked to respect some simple rules. Your pre-purchased ticket DOES NOT guarantee access or the possibility to stay inside the monument. You may be asked to leave if you choose not to respect the following:

  • Appropriate clothing is required – no bare arms/shoulders or bare legs. Please note that access to the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Crypt will be denied without appropriate clothing.
  • Please respect the silence
  • Please turn your mobile phones and other electronic devices off
  • Do not eat nor drink
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Works of art must not be touched
  • No smoking
  • No flash photography or tripod
  • Access not allowed with large suitcases
  • Wardrobe not present

Please note that the various places of worship may always be subject to closure without notice for masses, concerts, and extraordinary events.

CANCELLATION POLICY

> Tickets CANNOT be cancelled or changed and are NOT refundable. Weekend a Firenze will only refund the entire cost of your ticket(s) including the service fee if the monuments remain closed during the entire period of validity of the ticket(s).

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