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Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore

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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2302885
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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We both read "Bruneleschi's Dome" before coming to Florence. It made the experience of viewing the Duomo so much more fascinating. If you have not had time to read the book, look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We both read "Bruneleschi's Dome" before coming to Florence. It made the experience of viewing the Duomo so much more fascinating. If you have not had time to read the book, look up what you can online. We have not been inside but there are two climbs, if you are able, that are well-worth doing: the Duomo itself and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I had been queuing for a long time when I realized I didn't have a ticket (for that there would have been another queue). Luckily there was a wifi connection and instructions how to buy a ticket online with a credit card so I got my ticket on time. The climb was rather fun, it was interesting to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

What a great experience! The Duomo is impressive its exterior and the interior. The climb is a good workout but the view is worth it! We were there when the lines were not that long, so we got lucky!

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Fatima, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is magnificent, one of the most impressive and beautiful i've seen in my life. The interior is a little bare compared to the Santa Crocce cathedral which is not so impressive outside but is wonderful inside.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Don't let the Voldemort-like voice freak you out ("Silence. Silence please." "Send Harry Potter to me."). Made me jump! The dome is impressive as is the sheer size of the church. Go to the top of the dome for a fantastic view, but not if you are afraid of heights or tight spaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Well worth all the physical effort to be above all the roof tops in Florence, with 360 degree views. Then, on the way down, spend some time looking up at the stunning frescoes on the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's free but long que we found going at about 2-30pm and we walked in no que but no shorts . We also went to sienna cathedral which was different but so much to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. We did this as part of a tour which I feel is a must. There is so much history attached so a guide is necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Firstly, you can spent hours admiring the exterior and never feel satisfied. Once inside, it is equally magnificent. Lookout for Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9). Visited the Cathedral twice ...there was a long line of visitors but moving. Stayed at a hotel near the Duomo and had a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We never got inside, the lines were just to long. The outside of the building was fabulous, took lots of pictures, amazing. The plaza it sits on is packed with people, we were never there when it wasn't packed.

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