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  • Dian Dewyer
    Huntington Park, CA2 contributions
    Expect to stay all day if you want to see everything. Unbelievable the amount of artwork and sculptures to see.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Carol M
    3 contributions
    Awesome views of Florence! There is also a restaurant nearby and if you continue up the hill you can see a very old church, San Miniata.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • artj377
    Massapequa, NY130 contributions
    By tickets in advance as the lines can be quite long. How anyone can visit Florence without seeing "The David"...
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • gigimrs1
    Venice, FL17 contributions
    By far the most amazing church in Florence. The spectacular art works and opulent tombs are overwhelming. Not to.mention another brunellechi dome.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Carol M
    3 contributions
    Check out the history of this magnificent church to better appreciate its architectural significance and marvel at its beauty!
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • frankp488
    Hudson, OH34 contributions
    The outside of the church and baptistery were incredible. We did not walk the stairs up to the top of the Duomo, so can't comment on that, but the inside of the church was rather plain compared to most of the others we visited.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Nancy S
    7 contributions
    Enjoyed learning more about the history of Florence, from a local… Would suggest doing some research on the Medici’s before your trip, as their footprint is everywhere in Florence. Even just watching the Medici series will give you a little background.
    Written 11 November 2022
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  • BaruchBarryPinnick
    Ma'ale Adummim, Israel198 contributions
    An experience not to be missed if you don't mind a climb of over 400 stairs. There are plenty of stages along the way where it's possible (and advisable) to take a rest. About halfway up the route passes around the inside wall of the base of the dome, so you can see the spectacular artwork from close up - normally it's way above your head when you're in the busy main cathedral area below.
    At a few points on the climb there are explanatory panels dealing with the dome and its construction.
    The view from the top - excellent. You can see for miles around in all directions.
    The number of people allowed up at one time is strictly limited, which makes the experience even more enjoyable. It also means that it's essential to book a specific date and time well in advance.
    Please note that this is not an activity for those who have claustrophobia.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI640 contributions
    Our visit to the Palazzo Pitti was on sunny Sunday morning in late September. It was pretty impressive just walking up to the front of the palace with its three-storey stone facade of arched windows and lions. The entrance opens into a courtyard. And from there we headed up the staircase into the museums. We started with a ballroom, and then wended our way from room to room, admiring the art. Paintings, sculpture, furniture and more. We saw so many familiar works by the most well-known artists of the Renaissance: Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, van Dyck, and more! Even found a couple works by Artemisia Gentileschi. The ceilings in the rooms are so stunning. The Porcelain collection was extensive, with Sevres and Meissen as well as Japanese pieces. Bejeweled gold and silver. The amount of Medici wealth is astounding!! We spent a couple hours in the museums before going out into the Boboli Gardens. It had rained heavily the night before so the paths were a bit unsteady. No signage directing us to the best parts of the Gardens so we didn't stay long.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Gene P
    San Fernando, Philippines620 contributions
    the piazza is very large, beautiful and crowded. The medici museum. the Neptune fountain and outdoor statue are very astonishing. The place is a good place to eat, drink and people watch. there are a lot of restaurants around the piazza but expect it to be a bit pricey compared to other locations. Expect the cuperto in your bill.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • FrequentTraveller034
    Marina del Rey, CA579 contributions
    We decided to visit this Basilica for its views of the city, as well as to attend a Mass there. It is quite an exhausting trek uphill from lower Florence, but the views were incredible. We even bought a few items at their gift shop, my favorite being the locally-made jam.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • pafnutie
    Iasi, Romania16 contributions
    Interesting place to visit, to buy , to eat! Local produser: Cheese, meat, salami, prosciutto, wine and so on. Also , up stairs local foods and wine to eat '' a l'italiano''!
    nice concept!
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Beagleheart
    Accrington, UK320 contributions
    As indicated in the title this was an absolute highlight of our trip to Florence. I won't spoil it by describing it in intricate detail but much of the art is absolutely mind-blowing and really tells the story of the Duomo.

    Magnificent.
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • Rachel M
    4 contributions
    We arrived early, which was useful, as you don't pay for the tower at the tower itself. You need to go to a building on the right side of the square (facing away from the entrance door). Purchase your ticket then queue for the tower. One narrow spiral staircase for both up and down, so when it is busy you have to be sensible. Sometimes if you can hear people coming, and you are at a suitable point, I would advise to wait to let them through. Worth the trek, and you can take a break from the stairs at each level.
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • CaliforniaGoGirl
    Northern California193 contributions
    Wonderful frescos by Fra Angelico (and his assistants) in each of the monks' cells in the dormitory as well as a luminous Annunciation at the top of the stairs. Give yourself enough time to peek into each cell, particularly Cell 35 with the beautiful and unusual Last Supper painting called Communion of the Apostles, with Jesus distributing the Eucharist to all the apostles. And don't miss the large Last Supper by by Ghirlandaio in the small refectory with a cat (symbolic of deceit) next to Judas. I went with a guide as part of a longer tour and wished I had time to linger. The signage has been imporoved in recent years, but consider reading up ahead of time or downloading the free Rick Steves audio europe app for a walking tour. I am not uploading any photos since I am not sure what the copyrights are, but the artwork here was the highlight of my trip to Florence.
    Written 24 October 2022
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