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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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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces

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Heart of the Renaissance

Be sure to study up on the history of this church before visiting so you can really appreciate what is one of the most significant buildings in the history of the world. You need... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to study up on the history of this church before visiting so you can really appreciate what is one of the most significant buildings in the history of the world. You need to get tickets from the ticket office in a building on the north side of the piazza. There are several different admissions. Be sure to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of course, the Duomo is a must see while in Florence. The entrance is free, but the climb to the cupola needs to be booked. Tickets for the catacombs are sold at the museum. I would recommend booking the climb as the first activities of the day, because you may be too tired to do so after a long visit... More 

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My husband and I got a 5:30 reservation for the Duomo, which ended up being great. We missed sunset by a tad though, as the stairs can get backed up if some folks are exiting as you're entering. Nonetheless, it was worth the stair climb. What a view! Lots of tourists with selfie sticks, but try to take in the... More 

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a truly remarkable building consdiering the lenght of time to construct it and all its trials and tributations, its is amazing it is still standing. The artwork in the dome itselt rivals the sistene chapel and a must to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to visit here. We had a guided tour and it was wonderful to find out the history of the Duomo. You must climb to the top for wonderful views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning from the outside and even more impressive from the inside. Wonderful architecture and frescos. Was very busy but still had a feeling of serenity. Climbing the tower is a challenge- only attempt if reasonably fit as you are always under pressure to keep going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved Florence everything about this city is so beautiful and breathtaking.When you are in Italy find time to visit this place the architecture is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Duomo is iconic to Florence and if you are willing to hike up the steps to the top, the view is your reward. The stairs up can be claustrophobic, but once you get up top you have an amazing 360 view of the city. Get there early to beat the line.

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The ticket should be purchased online before coming to Florence and includes the visit to the Dome, the baptistery, the museum, the tower and the script. It costs 15 euros. The Dome is very nice. The frescoes from Varonese are beautiful and the dome itself is as well beautiful and interesting. There are more than 400 stairs to climb but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful building, fantastic architecture. It looks good from the outside and then gets even better inside. The dome is the main attraction, the paintings are brilliant. We were limited on time as we had to get back to our coach, could have spent longer there. Really nice place. Highly recommend a visit here.

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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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