Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 - 16:30
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
13:30 - 16:45
About
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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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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Andrea
149 contributions
Great cathedral
Sep 2020
Cathedral is the most beautiful and popular building in Florence, I think is one of the main symbols of the city. Very impressive from the outside and with amazing stained glass windows and frescoes inside.
Written 18 June 2021
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David T
Rheinfelden, Switzerland324 contributions
Nice views
Jun 2021 • Couples
I took the tour of the terrace of the Douro. It is ok, but the prevent you from taking picture 8n the best places to take pictures. Outside, you are kept 1 meter away from the wall/edge. When you are close to the edge cameras must be pit away. Inside, there is a net preventing pictures of the floor.
Written 11 June 2021
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA267 contributions
The Duomo of Florence
Jun 2020
The great Duomo of Florence has a great history about many aspects of the building.
I was amazed at the outside of the building. The interior of the building is rather simple in design, except for the brick dome and ceiling painting under the dome.

I have attached several photos to show the details of the tile work on the outside of the Duomo.

A beautiful huge Cathedral !!!!
Written 22 May 2021
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Dianne Ogden
2 contributions
Excellent Tour
Jun 2020
This was one of the highlights of our trip. Yes, you have to climb around 465 steps - but it's actually fun - everyone was supportive- and the view at the end was spectacular. Our guide on this experience was incredible. She was knowledgeable, personable, very friendly, answered all our questions and made the experience once I will always remember.
We use Accord for a couple of tours and each and every guide was very intelligent and knowledgeable on any given subject or site. Most were teachers, art/architecture majors, who were friendly, accessible and very helpful in all aspects of our trip.
Not only would I love to go back to Florence but I would book this company again and again because of the wonderful experiences we had before.
Our trip was in April 2019 - not a choice below
Written 12 May 2021
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Lilia D
8 contributions
The amazing Duomo
Mar 2020 • Family
This is one of the most impressive cathedrals that I've have ever seen! You could spend hours just starring and observing every detail it's so enchanting! For the full experience you must go up all 463 steps it's a work out but it is so worth it the view of the city is simply amazing
Written 23 February 2021
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Greco1979
Farnborough, United Kingdom680 contributions
Classic!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Of course Duomo is the number one in Florence. That’s why everybody visits this beautiful city. It is important to plan your visit and read few tips when and what parts of Duomo you would like to see. We visited Florence in the end of August during the Covid eased season and even then there were some tourists. It is suggested to book your tickets online before. The building is magnificent and not only for the art lovers. The entrance to the cathedral was free but we had to queue few minutes. The interior could look a bit empty for some people, but we though that this was clearly intended. The architects wanted to create the contrast to the complicated exterior and showed the humility of every man when standing in front of God.

We also visited Brunelleschi’s dome. The entrance was from the left side of the Duomo, from the Porta della Mandorla. We had our tickets pre booked and they cost 25 euro per person. We had to claim many steps, which could be a problem for some people. In the middle of the claim you could observe Vassari’s beautifully painted dome with the Last Judgement, was impossible to see from the church. The view from the top was grandiose. You could take so many breathtaking pictures of The city. As this was 1h booked slot, we spent about 20 minutes on the top.

There are other areas of Duomo to visit, but if you have time, money, and you are interested in art it would be definitely worth it.
Written 18 January 2021
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adcdiving
Antwerp, Belgium153 contributions
Specially on the outside, poor on the inside
Oct 2020
This cathedral is certainly very impressive and special from the outside. Unfortunately, the inside is quite poor.
Written 16 November 2020
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TexasLSUFan
Sugar Land, TX174 contributions
Must visit this area, beautiful heart of Florence
Feb 2020
There is a lot to see, do and eat in the general area of the Duomo. This historic Duomo is worth a visit inside, beautiful frescoes and architecture. Great views from the dome area.
Written 2 November 2020
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martynjoly
Southampton, UK126 contributions
Overpriced entry
Oct 2020 • Couples
The outside is very beautiful with its green and white marble. Very expensive to visit the inside so we did not bother. Being a church it should be free.
Written 30 October 2020
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SwissTraveller1979
Bremgarten, Switzerland186 contributions
Beautiful outside, empty inside
Jun 2020 • Family
A beautiful cathedral perfect for great vacation pics!

At leaset outside of the cathedral, inside, the cathedral is empty, dark and has only few ornaments, so it's definitively not worth to queue one hour under the burning sun for that...
Written 29 October 2020
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