Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Florence

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View some of Florence's most treasured sculptures at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore on the Piazza del Duomo. The extensive collection primarily contains pieces moved from the city's cathedral for restoration and protection. You can view Michelangelo's second "Pieta," a revision of his earlier work. You can also admire sculptures by Donatello and Ghiberti. Guided tours are available in English. Book ahead of time to ensure a spot. Our Florence trip planner makes visiting Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and other Florence attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We made sure we made it to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which is in many ways better than spending time in line for the Duomo itself. This is a modern museum right behind the Duomo which gives the....  more
    We made sure we made it to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which is in many ways better than spending time in line for the Duomo itself. This is a modern museum right behind the Duomo which gives the....  more »
  • I visited this museum in the morning and felt as though I had the place to myself. The highlights for me were the video about the making of the cathedral dome and seeing the Giotto Bell tower relief....  more
    I visited this museum in the morning and felt as though I had the place to myself. The highlights for me were the video about the making of the cathedral dome and seeing the Giotto Bell tower relief....  more »
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  • It's included with the ticket if you go up the tower so you there's no harm in checking the museum as well. They have some interesting stuff about how the dome was built and you can check a lot of statues up close. There is a nice view of the dome at the top floor. The bag storage was quick.
  • An amazing portal into the past - we loved the entire exhibition. There’s a lot to see and you can take a nice photo of the dome from the top floor. Make sure you go through all the rooms - even though we followed the directions, we still found rooms that we didn’t check out, after circling around again. Buy the full ticket to check out other places too - way cheaper than paying for every place separately. Other than the exhibition - the place wasn’t crowded, there’s a nice souvenir shop, it’s cool inside (which was great compared to the outside heat), and it has clean toilets.

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