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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
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For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the...

For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.

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Very well done - and a break from the crowds.

Museum entrance is included in the Duomo fee -- and it is probably the most lightly attended of the attractions. That's too bad, because it is extremely well done. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chelmsford, MA
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Chelmsford, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum entrance is included in the Duomo fee -- and it is probably the most lightly attended of the attractions. That's too bad, because it is extremely well done. The displays are presented well in both Italian and English -- both the written and the short videos; the history is fascinating, the sculpture and the original Duomo and Bapistry doors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic museum in almost every way, innovative in how they present their exhibits as well as the variety and quality of them, this is a must-see if you're going to the cathedral. The real coup de grace though is Michelangelo's Pieta in the final room. Worth the admission on its own, no photo will ever do it justice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful museum that we only visited as it was included in the ticket package for the Duomo, Baptistry etc but we are so glad we did! It's an amazing museum with great history of the Duomo and its construction. Fabulous sculptures and statues by some of the greats! Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museo dell'Opera is a large modern museum located directly behind the duomo. There is an awful lot to see here and our main problem was that we found the layout rather confusing so I'd certainly recommend either an audio guide or real guide to help understand everything. On the plus side, the original baptistery doors are here which allows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum houses the art treasures of the Duomo. It recently re-opened after a complete rebuilding. It is now a beautiful new museum (rare in Italy). We didn't have as much time as we needed to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You would expect to see some fine pieces in a museum like this, and you would not be disappointed here, there are some great renaissance pieces here. However, what makes this museum so special is the way it has been laid out, it is not crammed full, it has been wonderfully organised. Everywhere the floors are a simple grey Tuscan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not on our initial list of Places to See in Florence, but we were sooo pleased we found the time to visit this museum! It is full of fabulously interesting exhibits, a huge number of very impressive statues, including Michelangelo 's Florence Pieta, and an amazing display on the construction of the Duomo. The best part, though, was the close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum seems to be easily overlooked. Maybe because it's included on the same ticket as the Baptistry, the Duomo and Giotto's tower, people are overwhelmed and skip it...The original Baptistry doors are on display here and are just stunning. They have a lot of statuary that was originally on the Duomo but is now in the museum in order... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating museum with some great pieces. Fantastic displays of how the Dome was constructed. Make sure you spend some time to step inside here out of the summer heat for an hour or two

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for coffee on the first day of our holiday and had 2 excellent Americano coffees and small pastries for under 5 euros. The croissants and sandwiches were also tasty and freshly made. Fantastic, friendly service. As the cafe of the Duomo Museum the view from the cafe is the cathedral itself - couldn't be better.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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