The New Duomo Museum is a clear example of a "well-done job ".
Hundreds of works from 1300 to 1800 that are wonderfully well presented in a "new" designed space with a modern conception, which makes it easier to use the spaces
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, this site is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Florence: “ over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history “
The restoration has affected not only the halls but also many works already present in the old museum.
The touching "Main Room"
The main room evokes the external 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 ) with about 40 original pieces ( statues, arches, decorations)!!
On the opposite side of the same room you can see the originals :
-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", the North door, the East door of the Baptistery and the old original removed facade of the Duomo can look at each other 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!
A 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 originals of the 14th century, well, here in the Galleria del Campanile (the Gallery of the Bell Tower) you can see them all, restored and displayed...breathtaking !!.
In short words, the Duomo museum is able to enhance the artworks of hundreds of years ago in a modern concept.
The length of this private tour is 2 hours.
Discounted tour rates in euro, per group, 2023:
1-2 people=123,00 ; 3 people=138,00 ; 4 people=153,00 ; 5 people=168,00 ; 6 people=183,00 ; 7 people=198,00
( admission fees not included).
Do you really want to show us all the stuff?
Only if you want it :)
Do we need to buy a ticket?
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 Belltower, visit the Baptistery. The full price ticket costs 18,00 euro and you can use it within 72 hours from first use.
Do we need to reserve the entrance in advance?
No, you don't,
Can we arrange this tour shorter than 2 hours?
Of course, you can, all my tours are tailor-made.
Can we mix this tour with other tours?
Yes, you can.