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Opera del Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
Opera del Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)

Opera del Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)

Piazza del Duomo, 9, Florence, Tuscany, 50122

The Basics

Themed tours—including food and wine, architecture, and Dan Brown tours—typically offer a museum admission ticket as a part of a Duomo Complex tour, which includes the Cathedral and Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni). Private tours of Florence offer a more intimate experience, allowing you to include the Duomo and Museo dell’Opera in the day’s customized itinerary, while private tours of the Duomo Complex alone offer more in-depth information about the history and architecture of the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Museo dell’Opera. Private Duomo Complex tours typically include skip-the-line access to the Bell Tower and Dome.

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Florence Baptistery, Cathedral, Duomo Museum, Giotto's Belltower.
Florence Baptistery, Cathedral, Duomo Museum, Giotto's Belltower.
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$78.50 per adult
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Insightful tour with an expert guide
Insightful tour of the main aspects of the Duomo complex. Our guide was a font of knowledge on the history, architecture and art. When we encountered a queue due to the late opening of the cathedral he provided extra commentary and then went over and above to give us a comprehensive museum experience even though we were out of time. Only slight irritation was that your ticket allows reentry to cathedral so you can see Santa Reparata in your own time, but the same is not true of the museum - you can only enter once. This means we left after the tour and ended up missing the detailed exhibition on the Cupola which we had planned to see in our own time. The Duomo staff in the museum weren't very helpful. You will get much more out of your visit with a guide and the skip the line entry was definitely worth it. The ceiling of the baptistry is absolutely amazing - especially when it's meaning is explained to you.
Daniel_P, Jun 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is a must for history buffs, art aficionados, and Duomo Cathedral visitors.

  • Save time with a skip-the-line admission ticket, often included with small-group tours of the museum.

  • Light snacks and drinks are available at the museum café, which overlooks the rear of the Duomo.

  • Bathrooms are located in the entrance.

  • Download the Firenze Turismo app to access maps, cultural event calendars, and tourist information.

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How to Get There

The centrally located Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is in Piazza del Duomo, just steps from the Cathedral. If arriving by taxi, simply provide the Duomo as your destination. The museum is easily accessible using the city’s bus system: nearest stops are Santa Maria Maggiore on bus 22 and Vecchietti on bus 6.

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When to Get There

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is open from 9am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 1:30pm Sunday. The museum is busiest at midday, though the galleries rarely feel overly crowded—nevertheless, go in the morning for a quieter experience. Educational talks and cultural events are held often in both Italian and English; see the museum’s website for a full calendar.

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Michelangelo’s Unfinished Business

Renowned Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo was 72 when he started the Florence Pietà, a depiction of three figures holding the body of Jesus Christ. After working on the sculpture for eight long years, Michelangelo attempted to destroy it in a fit of rage for reasons that art historians can only speculate. When observing the sculpture at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, look for signs of the artist’s self-inflicted damage.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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