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The Baptistery of San Giovanni

The Baptistery of San Giovanni
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BACKUP Storico Opera di S. M. del Fiore di Firenze
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Online reservations of entrance tickets to the Baptistery of San Giovanni, of the Cathedral of Florence. Extraordinary masterpiece of the architecture, its decoration required the work of generations of artists, reflecting the main events taking place in the city: from the covering with white and green marbles to the mannerism of sculptural groups, passing from Byzantine and medieval art of mosaics, and the adventure of the large bronze doors, with the Gothic taste of Andrea Pisano and the versatile and fine genius of Lorenzo Ghiberti.

Tour details

IMPORTANT: WARNING! Access WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to those who present themselves without the CONFIRMATION VOUCHER sent by us one business day after the request. The copy of the order and confirmation of payment from the bank ARE NOT VALID for ticket pick-up.

Entrance tickets for the Baptistery of San Giovanni, of the Cathedral of Florence.

Attention: the entrance ticket for the Baptistery can also be purchased as part of the combo packages: Museo dell'Opera + Giotto's Bell Tower + San Giovanni Baptistery + Crypt + Dome or Museo dell'Opera + Giotto's Bell Tower + San Giovanni Baptistery + Crypt, saving Euro 5.00 on the total of tickets, and a validity of 4 days.

Opening Hours:
11:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 2 pm
1st Saturday of the month: 8:30 am - 2 pm
June 24th: 11:00 am - 5 pm (free entrance)
Epiphany: 8:30 - 2 pm
Easter Monday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
April 25: 8:30 am - 7 pm
May 1: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Holy: 8,30 am - 7 pm
November 1: 8:30 am - 2 pm
December 8: 8:30 - 2 pm
December 26: 8:30 - 2 pm

Night openings: from June 1st to September 22nd on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 23.00, last admission 22.30.

Closure dates:
January 1st, Easter, September 8th and Christmas

Closure without previous notice for masses, concerts and extraordinary events.

First entry: 12:15, last access allowed: 18:00 (Saturday 13:00).

Entry through the North door

Ticket is personal and non transferable.

To collect reserved tickets, client must show the confirmation voucher at the reservations cashier of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Via della Canonica 1), 15 minutes before the confirmed time on the date of visit. WARNING: For night openings, after 18:00 (after 13:00 on Saturdays) the withdrawal must be made at the cashier of the Baptistery, which on this occasion will be set up directly at the entrance of the same.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: After successfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address Special attention for AOL, Comcast and mailbox users.

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time (any time) on the same date if requested time is sold out.

Cancellation policy: refund is due only if the monument remains closed during the whole period of validity of the ticket.

The monumental complex of Santa Maria del Fiore is overall a place for the cult and the pray; visitors are asked to respect some simple behavior rules in respect of the place and the persons.The prepurchased tickets DOES NOT guarantee access or stay inside the monuments, if the behavior rules are not respected, especially the dressing code.

  • To use an adequate dressing: it's not allowed entrance with bare legs and shoulders
  • Please be quiet
  • Please turn your mobile phones off
  • Do not eat nor drink
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Works of art must not be touched
  • No smoking
  • Please don't use flash or tripod



Pick up: Audioguide Desk Duomo di Firenze (Piazza Duomo) in the following hours:

  • from middle March to middle November: 12:10 - 18:30; Sundays: 8:30 - 13:00
  • from middle November to middle March: only holidays and long weekends

Closure without previous notice for masses, concerts and extraordinary events.

Available in 5 languages: English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

Duration: 10 minutes.


In order to know the price of tickets for a specific date, please select date, time, and number and kind of tickets and click on Check button on the order form

Only full price tickets, no reductions available.