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Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit
"The “Opera del Duomo “ Museum is home to an immense collection of 750 sublime works of art created over the centuries to decorate both the inside and outside of the Cathedral Baptistery and Bell Tower all housed at the “Opera del Duomo” and set in an enormous brand new breathtaking setting. A thrilling experience awaits as you gaze upon the works of Michelangelo Donatello Lorenzo Ghiberti
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San Miniato al Monte and Orsanmichele Art Tour
"This itinerary is a walk that begins in the heart of the city at the Baptistery and leads up to the “The Gate of Heaven” of San Miniato al Monte. A gate that is both tangible and invisible. Its key is under every one’s eyes but only few can find it. To discover it we need to follow the messages of the Angels and to learn their langu inside and outside with geometric decorations mostly created with marble from the ruins  of the ancient roman ‘Florentia’. The next stop will be Orsanmichele the most important church in Florence consacrated to an Angel. A unique building that is also a monument to the ancient guilds that governed the productive activities during the Middle Ages. Here the Archangel Michael is the pillar that supports the enti
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Classic Florence Walking Tour
"This tour depart in front of Basilica di San Lorenzo one of the largest churches of Florence situated at the centre of the city’s main market district and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family.Then we will stop in Santa Maria del Fiore the main church in town. Il Duomo di Firenze as it is ordinarily called was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The cathedral complex
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Battistero di San Giovanni

The Baptistery of San Giovanni have been built originally around 4th to 5th century, octagonal in plan with a semi-circular apse. In the 11th century it became the city cathedral, since Santa Reparata...
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croisbeauty
Sep 17, 2016

Baptisty of Saint John

this is the second popular photo spot of the Trifecta of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. the Baptistry is situated just across the entrance to the Cathedral and is octagonal in Shape. It was...
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machomikemd
Jun 25, 2016

Ghiberti's Bronze Baptistery Doors

These beautiful bronze doors, dubbed The Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo, located on the east side of the Baptistery are COPIES of Ghiberti's famed bronze doors. Looking for the originals? Then head...
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BeatChick
Jan 19, 2015

Baptistery of San Giovanni

When I first encountered the architectural practice of building baptisteries separate from churches or cathedrals, I didn’t understand why. I was later to learn that there is a theological basis for...
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rexvaughan
Sep 13, 2014

Baptistry Doors #3 - East ("Gates of Paradise")

Ghiberti did these doors as well, but there was no competition for them in 1430; he was just asked to do them. These panels are completely different; not only are the gold, but they are square and...
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brendareed
Jun 15, 2014

Baptistry Doors #2 - North

The city decided to have a competition for a second set of doors. The winner would get to design and create them. This is the famous competition between Ghiberti (who won) and Brunelleschi (who didn’t...
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brendareed
Jun 14, 2014

Baptistry Doors #1 - South

The first set of doors, the earliest set which are located on the south side of the Baptistry, was created by Andreas Pisano back in the 1330s and show scenes from the life of John the Baptist. These...
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brendareed
Jun 14, 2014

The Baptistry and its doors

If you’ve done any research on the Baptistry, you’ve read about the doors and the competition between Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. So what’s up with these doors? And how do you know which doors are...
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brendareed
Jun 14, 2014

A Night at the Baptistry!

The Baptistry of San Giovanni in Florence is one of the most beautiful spaces I know, a real favorite of mine. Its mosaic cupola is among the most exquisite things your eyes will ever feast on. Summer...
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EugeneM
Jul 27, 2013

Portals to Paradise

Oh gosh, where do I start with this one…The Baptistery of St John is part of the Duomo complex and, other than the scavi under church, the oldest of the structures. Information on the thing is all...
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goodfish
Oct 10, 2012

Baptistery of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

The Florence Baptistry or Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistry of St. John) is a religious building which has the status of a minor basilica.It located in Piazza del Duomo, right in front of the...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jun 17, 2012

The Babtistry

Probably the most architecturaly interesting structure in the Duomo compound is the Babtistry with its multiple arched hexagonal sections and bronze doors. ESPECIALLY the bronze doors, included here...
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Martin_S.
Jul 24, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Battistero San Giovanni- Baptistry

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Museo del Opera del Duomo

When you have finished the second floor of the Cathedral Museum, head back down the steps and into the room at the bottom with Michelangelo’s Pieta (this is a different one from the one in St. Peter's...
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Campanile Di Giotto

The bell tower is famous and everything has been said about it, still, if you are in good health and have no problem climbing a lot of stairs, the view from the top is outstanding! you will be able to...
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Piazza Del Duomo

The Piazza Del Duomo Surrounds the famous three structures of the Cathedral of the Santa Maria del Fiore of which is the Cathedral, the famous Giotto Bell Tower and the Florence Baptistry and other...
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Loggia Del Bigallo

Loggia del Bigallo is a late Gothic structure that housed the Compagnia della Misericordia (The Company of Mercy), which commissioned local architect and sculptor Alberto Arnoldi who built it in...
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Daytrip - Chianti

We drove up to a monestary and then had dinner at a nearby restaurant called La Certosa. It is called San Paulo della Croce. (Saint Paul of the Cross) The history of the monestary is that it is was...
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Climbing The Duomo

The first time we were here, years ago, we climbed to the top of the campanile, so this time we took on the Duomo. It is a daunting climb of about 460 steps, but you get interesting views inside a...
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Getting to Battistero San Giovanni- Baptistry

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Piazza del Duomo

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