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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
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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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Beautiful church - amazing view from the dome

Well worth standing in line to see. The church is as beautiful inside as it is outside. In Italian churches remember to wear knee length shorts or skirts and sleeves. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth standing in line to see. The church is as beautiful inside as it is outside. In Italian churches remember to wear knee length shorts or skirts and sleeves. If you forget there are scarf sellers outside the church. Climb the dome - tickets purchased in the Bell Tower for amazing views.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is in the city centre. The dome design is really beautiful. I admire its architecture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning from the outside but rather disappointing inside. We didn't have to queue for long but would have been seriously disappointed if we have been in a line for over an hour (which apparently is normal).

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The duomo in Florence is so pretty from the outside, I smile when I see it. Inside, it is gorgeous, especially the dome. I recommend you read about the architectual fete it was to install the dome.

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Duomo inside is disappointed me, you can visit a very limited part of it. (nb. the Duomo of Milan is much more interesting) Be careful which line you choose, because there is no information about the fact that one entrance is for the visitors of the Duomo, and the other one for the visitors of the cupola, but there... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ticket was 10 euros, which included this walk & Giotto's bell tower plus a couple of others. Be warned, buy your tickets first!! The group behind didn't, queued for at least an hour only to reach the front and be turned away! Likewise, the person in front had children & presumably children tickets and these wouldn't let them through the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an Amazing Duomo. Maybe one of the most beautiful in Italy. The art and the engineering might scare engineers today. Another must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

GET THERE EARLY! I went to the queue for tickets at 8.15 am and I was third in line, my brother queued for the dome and we were one of the first in when the doors opened at 8.30am. This also meant that it was less crowded at the top whilst we were there AND we didn't have to pause... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth the entrance for the views alone we went up both the Duomo tower and the dome the steps seem to never end but well worth the climb for the views over Florence. Beware If your a little unsteady on your feet maybe just enter the church for free and give the tower and dome a miss because it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Duomo in Florence is an astonishing sight. Though I cannot talk about the inside, the outside is just impressive. It is massive, beautiful and just amazing. Of course if you go to Florence you cannot miss such a sight!

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Duomo
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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