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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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Beautiful frescoes by Vasari

The facades of this building are amazingly beautiful. The inside is a bit of a disappointment except for the Last Judgement frescoes designed by Giorgio Vasari on the dome which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The facades of this building are amazingly beautiful. The inside is a bit of a disappointment except for the Last Judgement frescoes designed by Giorgio Vasari on the dome which are magnificent. The frescoes are best viewed on the way up to the top of the dome but it is a long and hot climb... Free entrance but expect to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Impressive EXTERIOR, but in the inside the period based murals. Walls, marble, and general architectural style and consequently the atmosphere does not compare with St Peters Basilica or Notre Dame Cathedral. Of course it is a must see, but if you are looking a memorable experience, I do not believe the Duoma will give it to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Cathedral is one of the main attraction of Florence and worth the visit. yes it has tickets and private tours are available just outside. This cathedral might be one of the biggest structure and is very well decorated

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great architecture,worth to queue,beautiful interior,one of the best I have seen so far.Crowded but be patient and see it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A most beautiful piece of architecture and then you go inside...oh my goodness....the dome is just amazing. I didn't climb the bell tower because of an injury, but would certainly recommend it. Then go and had a drink at the little bar across the piazza. Remember to no bare legs or shoulders. There is a queue but it moves relatively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This beautiful structure is a joy to see. From an engineering perspective it is amazing to see what was done without the use of computers or fossil fuel machinery. We took a trip up to the Cupola which was very cramped, hot and a bit intimidating but well worth it for the fantastic view of the area. If the trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I stretched my head up and shaded my eyes to see this magnificent church. The architecture is so beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

not much to say but that you gotta go! Although inside is not as spectacular as you might expect, the dome is amazing. For this reason I highly recommend buying the cathedral pass that includes everything : - climb up the dome - climb up the bell tower - baptistery - crypt under the cathedral - museum (which is currently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Makes you realize if you're fit or not! Amazing experience and at midday, the bells rang and caught us by surprise which was an amazing part of the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We loved it, there are free tours of the basilica that are worth it. We didn't go up the duomo as it was another long line up, and we enjoyed the cathedral from inside.

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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2302885
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo

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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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