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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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Private Tour: Highlights of Florence including Michelangelo's David
"Meet your guide in Piazza della Repubblica the center of the roman city of Florentia and start with the visit of the religious center of Florence: Cathedral Baptistery Giotto's Bell tower (entrances are not included). You will continue your tour reaching the Galleria dell'Accademia. This Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners the St. Matthew and especially
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Baptistry - Ghiberti's famous doors

There are 3 sets of gilded bronze doors in the Baptistry: one by Andrea Pisano (present south door: 1336) and the other two by Lorenzo Ghiberti (north and east doors: 1427 and 1452).The most famous...
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Jun 08, 2004

The Baptistry - Il Battistero

Once more, I left my favourite one to the end...The octagonal Baptistry sits in the piazza in front of the Duomo and the Campanile and it is one of the city's oldest buildings. From the earliest times...
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dvideira
May 30, 2004

Baptistry - 13th century mosaic ceilings 2

The mosaics on the inside of the Baptistery began on the arch over the altar in 1225 and continued to cover the entire roof vault during the next hundred years or so.The designs for the mosaics were...
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dvideira
May 30, 2004

Baptistry - 13th century mosaic ceilings

The mosaics show biblical scenes, arranged in six concentric rings centred on the roof dome. The first ring is decorative, while the second shows Christ surrounded by angels. The outer rings have...
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dvideira
May 30, 2004

The Baptistry

Consecrated to St. John the Baptist, patron of the city (Florence). It was constructed on an octagonal plan, with a double row of arches surmounted by an octagonal pyramid: the cupola of segments,...
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GinGinCoo
Mar 05, 2004

Duomo and Baptistry

The richly-decorated Duomo and its orange-tiled dome have come to symbolise Florence.The cathedral is also Europes 4th largest church, whilst the Baptistry (you'll hear about its bronze doors...) is...
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jono84
Aug 17, 2004

The Baptistry

In a sign of atonement for the Duomo's sparse interiors, the nearby Baptistry's interiors is richly covered in 13th century colorful mosaics. The ones that adorn the ceiling depict the Last Judgment,...
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Tijavi
May 29, 2009

The Baptistry

The Baptistry, like the campanile, is seperated from the actual duomo. The Baptistry of St. John, which it is know by, is octagonal in shape. The eastern door of the Bapistry is the most well-known...
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Jmill42
Mar 25, 2004

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

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

Battistero the Gate of Paradise

One thing very interesting about Florentine artists is that , they like to compete against each other and often like to criticise each other too. Guess this is what you call healthy competition huh...
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kenyneo
Oct 12, 2004

Bronze doors of the Baptistery

The Baptistery of Florence has three bronze doors, the most impressive being the south one (vis-a-vis of the entry in the Duomo); this is not usable for entry in the baptistery, for that the west door...
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Aug 22, 2006
 
 
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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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