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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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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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Another medieval marvel of architecture. I can't find the words to express how truly beautiful this Cathedral is. Should I speak of the ornate carvings on the outside walls and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another medieval marvel of architecture. I can't find the words to express how truly beautiful this Cathedral is. Should I speak of the ornate carvings on the outside walls and doors? Should I describe how the paintings in the dome seem to be three-dimensional, as one looks up? I think it's best that one sees it for oneself.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love, love, love visiting the Duomo. The church is amazing from the inside with the stunning fresco of the dome. It is so impressive that I get amazed every time I see them and being from Florence I have seen them many times. But my favorite part is to climb the dome. It is so cool to be inside.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If we did, you can too! It is worthy! We include 70 year old grandma, 45 year old mom, 13 year old daughter, and 14 year old son. To me the thrill of climbing ancient narrow steps that slop in the shape of the dome, looking at the masterpiece fresco from different elevations is better than amusement.

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish I could say more about this popular site. I took the elevator to the top but wound up petrified once I entered the walk around the top of the Duomo. The guard was understanding and assisted my frozen body to exit back out the door I had entered. I would advise anyone with an extreme fear of heights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Easy Entrance Brunelleschi's Dome with Terrace and Baptistery Tour (you can arrange it directly through the Uffizi.com website). There is no waiting in line. From the meeting place, they take you directly behind the alter to look at the dome. It is a great way to see the inside of the cathedral from the inside. You then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is certainly one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. With a fee, you can purchase a combined ticket to go up the cupola and the campanile as well as visit a museum about the Duomo. There were many steps to climb up the tower (and the pathway was very narrow so beware), but the view was worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought the outside was spectacular at night time but during the day you need to get up close to really admire the intricate detail of the building, inside its unbelievable, you walk down to towards the alter and its really spectacular, not to be missed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hartley a revaluation but really. Chat can one say? It's all about the architecture and the details are boggling!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We climbed the bell tower. The view from the top was amazing. It was not an easy climb though. If you have the time and are up for the climb, I would definitely do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spectacular view of the gorgeous old world architecture! A very romantic place to visit as well for couples.

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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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