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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 9, Florence, Tuscany 50122, Italy
  • Hours: Mon - Sat 9 am - 7:30 pm; Sun 9 am - 1:45 pm
  • Admission: 6.00 euros

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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo Tours

Despite the name, Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo has nothing to do with opera music - “opera” also being the Italian word for creative works, in this case the artwork that was once inside the cathedral.

The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is located conveniently right behind the Duomo, for which most of its collection was originally created. Inside you’ll see an unfinished Michelangelo pieta that he had apparently started as a piece to decorate his own tomb. He was later so unhappy with it that he broke it, but it was later put back together by a new owner. The face of Nicodemus is said to be a self-portrait of the sculptor.

Other highlights of the museum collection are Ghiberti’s original bronze panels from Florence’s Baptistery. The doors you see on the Baptistery today are excellent reproductions, but the originals are kept in air-tight containers to prevent further damage.

This Florence museum opened in 1891 but really rose to the level of must-see tourist attraction after the flood of 1966. During that flood, the water level was so high (and subsequent mud so pervasive) that much of the art in the Duomo was damaged. It was removed for repairs, and then quite a number of important pieces were moved to the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo instead of going back into the cathedral.

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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour, Florence, null
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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Enjoy our exclusive 1, 30  hour dome skip-the-line tour and have a breathtaking view of the city. Climb up to the top of the famous Cupola along with the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.23
Climb Florence Duomo: Dome and Cathedral Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Climb Florence Duomo: Dome and Cathedral Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy the best view ever in Florence, climb this spectacular Dome and discover its secret in a one-hour small group tour. You will be amazed by the impressive ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.16
Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour, Florence, Hiking & Camping
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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Small group tour for an exhaustive visit to the most important religious center of Tuscany, Florence's Duomo Complex with Baptistery, Cathedral and Cathedral's ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.98
The Duomo Complex Private Tour, Florence, Historical & Heritage Tours
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The Duomo Complex Private Tour

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Enjoy a visit with a licensed guide to the most important buildings in the heart of Florence’s historic center: the Duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery, the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.81
Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Inferno tour of Florence based on Dan Browns famous book.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.82
Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb, Florence, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Skip the entrance lines and climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome with an expert guide! Majestically dominating the city skyline, the terracotta dome of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.74
Private Florence Opera del Duomo Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Florence Opera del Duomo Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Follow your private guide in the restored "Opera del Duomo" Museum, a unique and spectacular setting where to admire the world's most important ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.35
Duomo Monumental Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Duomo Monumental Tour

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Among all the masterpieces of art that are famous in city of Florence, the complex of the Florence Cathedral is a must-see for everyone: ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.25
Florence Duomo Experience with Museum Tour and Rooftop Admission, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Florence Duomo Experience with Museum Tour and Rooftop Admission

After years of partial access, you can finally experience the full history, art, and architecture of the Florence Duomo as it was meant to be experienced. Our ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.98
Dan Brown 'Inferno' Tour of Florence Including Palazzo Vecchio and Baptistry, Florence, ... 
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Dan Brown 'Inferno' Tour of Florence Including Palazzo Vecchio and Baptistry

4.5 star rating: Recommended 110 Reviews

Follow the trail of Dan Brown’s 2013 ‘Inferno’ novel on a half-day walking tour, led by an expert local guide! The international bestseller, based on Dante ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.65

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