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
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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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
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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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Astrid O
Aguada, Puerto Rico67 contributions
Jun 2022
Loved the Baptistery and the exterior of the church, however the interior is somewhat deceiving and unappealing, not worth the long line to enter, better to admire it from outside
Written 1 July 2022
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Laura T
Mexico City, Mexico382 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The climb to the top was tough! But probably worse for my than my 8 and 11 year old. Beautiful view. I would have brought a bottle of water. You wait by the tower to get into the cathedral (the other side is if you don’t have a ticket. Then you can go down to the catacombs with your ticket. Buy directly from their website, I didn’t get to do the museum yet but the ticket is good for 3 days as I understand it
Written 29 June 2022
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ubud138
Munich, Germany35 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful Cathedral inside and outside. We booked the floor guided tour with a lovely and quirky guide who gave us a lot of insights in a very short time. The duomo from the inside and the paintingd are exceptional. Only regret is that you cannot seat in the cathedrale and enjoy the beauty and atmosphere
Written 22 June 2022
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal860 contributions
May 2022
The Duomo of Florence or Cathedral Santa Maria di Fiore is the main attraction of Florence. Gigantic construction, of an extraordinary beauty on the outside, its interior is a disappointment. It is left by the huge church, almost stripped of any important work of art. Some of the works are in the Duomo Opera Museum
A must-see is the climb to Brunelleschi's Dome. A climb of 465 steps to the top. The view is wonderful. 360 degrees over the city of Florence.
Be careful if you have health problems. The climb is difficult
The ticket costs 17 euros and includes, in addition to the visit to the cupula, a visit to Giotto's Campanile, the Baptistery, the Opera Museum and the Santa Reparata
Written 22 June 2022
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Benjamin G
New York City, NY13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Book the dome guided tour on their website, it gave us access to everything, you get an exclusive viewpoint from the cathedral, and then get up close with the fresco and get amazing views of the top. For a major attraction this was a great experience.
Written 22 June 2022
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MickJGD
Sheffield2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Queues are to be expected. The sun is beyond control of the cathedral but to get in and find that there was no information about the memorials or the inside of the cupola was poor. Roping of all the seats is outrageous given the queue in the sun.
Written 20 June 2022
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RichOnenine
Lyon, France13 contributions
Jun 2022
There is nothing left in the cathedral. You wait in line and see a giant empty building. Go to the Duomo Museum nearby and see what they took out of the church.
Written 19 June 2022
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Paul112475
Birmingham, UK57 contributions
Jun 2022
Having booked a tour with Ciao Florence we missed the queues and went straight in. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Our ticket price included access to the bell tower and the top of the Dome. The climb to the Dome is well worth the effort and the views over Florence are stunning. The climb and decent from the Dome gives you a close up view of the inside of the Dome and the paintings created all those years ago. It is a building not to be missed when visiting Florence.
Written 19 June 2022
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Z6919NHgeorgew
Carmel, IN23 contributions
Jun 2022
The climb to the top was fun . it is 463 steps.
Buy your tickets from the duomo in advance.
it is slow on busy days.
Written 15 June 2022
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jusetravel
Houston, TX53 contributions
Jun 2022
I recommend you buy tickets ahead of time as it is crowded
Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed it. Only thing we could not go to the top by stairs as it was booked
Written 12 June 2022
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