Baptistery: The heaven on florentine earth

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Baptistery: The heaven on florentine earth

11,99

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Overview

  • 1 hour
  • 54 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 12 stops

In the beginnings of Christianity, baptisteries fulfilled the function of administering the sacrament by which a person was admitted into the Christian faith. At those times people from all ages were admitted to the religion in great celebrations that made the baptistery the most important building in the city. Throughout this tour we will discover the fascinating history of one of the oldest and luxurious buildings in the city of Florence.

Waltz in the Baptistery with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Florence. Start your tour from Piazza di san Giovanni and continue on to discover the Baptistery Building before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures.

 

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Baptistery with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * The entrance ticket to Baptistery is not included.

Preview

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Directions

In order to start this guided tour in the Piazza di San Giovanni, we should stand at the corner of Via Roma & Via Dei Pecori. From here we can take an overview of the Florence Cathedral Complex.

Esteban Nigro

Esteban is a great enthusiast of the promotion of cultural and heritage tourism. Over the last five years he has conducted guided tours in Argentina and all over Italy. He also created a podcast show in Spanish where he tells stories from the world.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Baptistery
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Baptistery
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Piazza di San Giovanni (Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy). The easiest way to get there is by the Roma Duomo bus stop (50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy)

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Piazza di San Giovanni (Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy). The easiest way to get there is by the Roma Duomo bus stop

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Baptistery.

Areas

PIAZZA DI SAN GIOVANNI, BAPTISTERY BUILDING, SOUTH DOORS, GATES OF PARADISE, NORTH DOORS , THE INTERIOR, GATES OF PARADISE (INSIDE), ALTAR, CEILING, FINAL JUDGMENT, OLD TESTAMENT, NEW TESTAMENT

Important information

Opening hours

Daily 8:15–10:15AM, 11:15AM–6:30PM

Additional admission

The entrance ticket to Baptistery is not included

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Baptistery are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Please consider that admission fees for the Baptistery are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Baptistery. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at Baptistery. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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