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Address: Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-230-2885
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Beautiful view of Florence from here. While many climb the Duomo, we found this to be better because from here you have a view of the Duomo! A long way up but easily do-able for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of Florence from here. While many climb the Duomo, we found this to be better because from here you have a view of the Duomo! A long way up but easily do-able for anyone in half decent shape. I am a little claustrophobic when there is a bottleneck in tight quarters and this happened on the way down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful structure adjacent to the Duomo. You may also climb the many steps to the top and have a full view of Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You need to be fit. On the plus side their are points to rest. Once you reach the rest points the views are fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must for everybody visiting Florence. Unless you are in top shape, I suggest you take a very easy pace in climbing up and you take advantage of stopping at every viewing floor. Take your time at every step for resting purpose, but also because it is the purpose of the visit. From the top you get the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Going early will make the experience so much more enjoyable. I went at 8.30, bought the ticket and went straight in. There are 414 steps and parts are steep. It is also very narrow, when you are passing people going the other way, one of you needs to stop, turn side on and breath in. Some people can be seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A bit of a hike up (if you are in reasonable shape, you won't even notice it) but the view is worth it! If you are at all claustrophobic (as was the person behind me), you might find the 400+ steps up to the top, in extremely narrow stairwells, overwhelming. ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A great physical exercise. First we stood in line for half an hour in sun in August. (I suggest bringing a hat or an umbrella here.) Then 414 steps. The good thing is that this is in three floors. So it is highly recommended to rest in between on the floors. The stairs in the walls are narrow, so bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The views you'll take in are worth the climb to the top of this tower. If you aren't in the best of shape or have any health issues I would avoid this attraction if I were you. It is a very narrow steep staircase and I am in descent shape and I was a bit winded afterwards. The lines are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Must visit inFlorence. amazing view of the city, including a wonderful view of the famous cathedral next to it. Stairs arereally narrow and crowded, views are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

When we visited Florence, we entered and climbed every building available. The views are pretty much the same from the tower or the duomo, etc, but we did enjoy each one. The architecture is amazing and it is a breathtaking view of the city from the top. Try and avoid peak crowd/heat hours by going early.

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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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