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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 230 2885
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the...

Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.

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What can I say , been to Florence before in the summer and couldn't get tickets to climb the Duomo . So pre booking best . Climb the steps slow and steady and no issues , yet... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say , been to Florence before in the summer and couldn't get tickets to climb the Duomo . So pre booking best . Climb the steps slow and steady and no issues , yet if not fit or unwell , not for you . As limited Space you have no choice ,you have to stop for other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Climb the Bell Tower and the Duomo (but not on the same day!) Book your time for each of these so as not to be disappointed. The staff at the ticket office are very helpful and will explain it to you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of step to the top. But well worth it! Good close up view of the dome paintings inside, the views of Florence are amazing, and can see for miles!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Cathedral, a free experience and subsequently bought a ticket that enabled us to climb the Dome, Bell Tower as well as visiting the crypt, Museum and Baptistery. The Cathedral, Duomo and Bell Tower climbs were amazing, if a little energy sapping. Worth it for the sights from the top of the Duomo and Bell Tower. The inside of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed both towers and visited the cathedral- absolutely loved it! Despite our visit being in winter, this place was absolutely packed so I would recommend booking in advance but the duomo is absolutely stunning and a must visit if in the area.

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Long way to the top of the dome and not for those that have mobility issues. View from the top is stunning

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful. Brunelleschi's exterior is amazing enough to spend hours just walking around the outside, but the inside is every bit its equal, especially if you can make it all the way to the top of the cupola. Halfway up the 400-odd steps, you step out onto a gallery a few feet wide (penned in by strengthened perspex) with amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The dome is the main attraction. With its exquisite paintings. We booked out ticket online before going, so no queues. The museum church and tower cost 15 euro. Everything is awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is well worth it to buy the Firenze card and use it to visit multiple attractions, including the Duomo. We climbed Brunelleschi's dome. It is a chore, and definitely not for anyone with claustrophobia. Seeing the dome from inside, how it is stitched together, the grotesque frescoes, the view of the nave from above, and then the spectacular panoramic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fell in love with Florence and this is one of the reasons why. The amazing architecture and beauty are not to be missed. For a special view of Florence climb up to the base of the dome. Wow. The time for the climb has to be reserved and there is a charge. Worth it!

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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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