The Duomo museum, my private tour

The Duomo museum, my private tour

The New Duomo Museum is a clear example of a " well done job ".

Hundreds of works from the 1300 to the 1800 that are wonderfully well accommodated in a house designed and in a modern way, giving much importance to those who visit the new museum.

 

Modern high-quality spaces supporting ancient high-quality works.

The "New" Duomo museum

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, the museum is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Florence : “ over 750 works of art covering 720 years of hostory “

The restoration has effected not only the halls of the museum but also many works already present in the old museum.

The touching "Main Room"

The main room of the museum evokes the area between the Duomo and the Baptistery called “Paradise”.

On a side of this room you can admire a reconstruction of the old original facade of the Duomo (removed in 1587 from the Duomo) with about 40 original pieces !!

On the opposite side of the same room find place the original :

-North door of the Baptistery (by Lorenzo Ghiberti, winner of the contest vs Brunelleschi in 1401).

-East door of the Baptistery, know as the Paradise Gate (by Lorenzo Ghiberti). That means that the 3 sisters, North door, East door of the Baptistery and the old original facade of the Duomo can look eachother again after centuries of separation !

 

Do you miss Michelangelo or Donatello?

The museum houses also one of the three Michelangelo's Pietà (video) the only one in which the master represented himself... in the likeness of Nicodemus!

Few steps away from Michelangelo's Pietà we will admire an incredibly moving wooden Mary Magdalene by Donatello.

Not yet enough ? Do you ask for more ? Ok!

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 original, well, in this museum you can see them all, restored and displaied.

 

In short words the Duomo museum is able to enhance the artworks of hundreds of years ago in a modern museum concept .

 

The length for this private tour is 2,5 hours.

 

Tour rates in euro, per group:

1 person=100,00 ; 2 people=130,00 ; 3 people=140,00 ; 4 people=150,00 ; 5 people=160,00 ; 6 people=172,00 ; 7 people=182,00 

( admission fees not included).

 

FAQ:

  Do you really want to show us all the stuff in the museum?

Only if you want it :)

 Do we need to buy a ticket to enter the Duomo museum?

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 Bell tower, visit the Baptistery. The full price ticket costs 15,00 euro and you can use it whitin 48 hours from first use.

 Do we need to reserve the entrance to the Duomo museum in advance?

No you don't, it is not possible at all to reserve the entrance.

 Can we arrange this tour shorter than 1,5 hours?

Of course you can, all my tours are tailor made.

 Can we mix this tour with other tours?

Yes you can.

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