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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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view from the top is outstanding

Beautiful piece of history! The hand held audio tour is very informative-- would have liked to hear more about the construction of the outside facade. There was restorative work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Badly signposted! Massive queues! Make sure you buy tickets in advance online or from the tiny, poorly signposted ticket office round the front of the building BEFORE you queue to get in. We saw several people turned away at the door having queued well over an hour without realising that they had to buy tickets first.The signs at the entrances... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful piece of history! The hand held audio tour is very informative-- would have liked to hear more about the construction of the outside facade. There was restorative work being done to some of the outdoor areas and we did not have time to tour the lower level. If narrow passageways and heights don't bother you, climb the 463 steps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We booked a personal tour of the Duomo and are thrilled we did. Our guide Christina (with OPA) must have a doctorate in the history of the Duomo. Her depth of knowledge was enthralling. Just that alone is worth more well more than the costs of the tour. Couple her knowledge with skipping very long lines made this the highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Although the climb is treacherous, the views once you get to the top makes it all worthwhile. An absolute must if you are in Florence.

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Papworth Everard, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Very long and sometimes steep climb to the top but well worth it. We got there early and only had to wait half an hour. Think you can buy more expensive tickets so you can avoid the queue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I instantly fell in love with the great building, the colours of the marble, tower and the dome. We climbed the +400 steps up the dome early morning as we wanted to avoid the many, many, many tourists... best choice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I expected this church to have a much more decorated interior. Like most of the others I found it to be rather plain on the inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Santa Maria Del Fiore has a ceiling that impresses. It may not be quite as grand as the one in the Baptistery, but still, you should take the time to visit. Not many people were present when we visited. It's a lovely Cathedral and not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Duomo is wow ....especially the outer part .So beautiful ,so many details ,its incredible. I am still wondering how is possible people create such beautiful and admirable places which stay deep inside the history and the human hearts. The only thing that disappointed me was the inner part .I expected it to be much more interesting according to it's outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful building we had ever seen. We were walking from the train station, turned the corner and said OMG. The inside is beautiful, too, but the outside is more impressive. We walked up both the tower and the duomo for the views.

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