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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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A Must see

Wear good shoes.Take advantage of the tour guides. They are very knowledgeable .The sights, city, arts and local culture alone will have you wanting to go back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wear good shoes.Take advantage of the tour guides. They are very knowledgeable .The sights, city, arts and local culture alone will have you wanting to go back

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The Cathedral is a great attraction and a must see for sure. However, you have to pay extra to jump the long circa 1 hr - 2 hr Queues or book way in advance of your trip! I enjoyed both the view from the inside and at night I got the opportunity to view the cathedral in it's magic from... More 

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This is a very interesting place to visit. It is well worth climbing the dome, but it is a long way up so not for those who are scared of heights. You need to cover your shoulders and ladies need to cover up if wearing shorts

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The architecture of this building is phenomenal and is set in the very centre of florence inside is very beautiful also and has a lot of art work etc inside if you visit florence this is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't let the lines and crowd put you off visiting the Duomo! From the dramatic green Prato, white Carrara and red Siena marble exterior to the interior ceiling mural of The Last Judgement, the 44 stained glass windows (some by Donatello) and the impressive mosaic floor, there is no where else quite like it. Though the altar and chorister areas... More 

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You can see the inside of the church for free, but I highly recommend buying the €15 ticket to see all the different parts. The ticket is valid for 48 hours from when you first validate it so could be used over a weekend. The ticket gives you access to the baptistry, the museum under the church (really interesting), the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off I will say that I really did enjoy climbing the Duomo and the views of both the inner ceiling up close...or closer....and the city as a whole from the outside deck were pretty phenomenal. I will say that there a few things I would keep in mind as you prepare to climb. First, make sure you have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family greatly enjoyed our tour of the Duomo and climbed all the way to the top, enjoying the close view of the frescoes, and the view of the city. We were able to skip the lines thanks to our Firenze pass, and scheduled a time to climb to the top. It was a good workout and well worth it.

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This is an incredible building that provides stunning views if you are willing to brace the many flights of stairs to the top. A definite must on any trip to Florence. Be sure to visit the Duomo museum. Get a map for this as the layout is confusing.

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Views from the top are amazing! The climb is not easy but defiantly worth it. Our 11 and 10 year old had no problem in getting to the top!

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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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