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“Duomo Florence” 5 of 5 stars
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Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore
Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302885
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Duomo Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is a must see when you visit Florence. What a magnificant and most beautiful building!!!! The outside of the building was more spectacular to me than the inside. I couldn't take enough photos. The entrance is free but you have to cover your legs. They supply/sell covering material.
The inside of the Cathedral was also beautiful, especially the art work on the seiling of the Dome itself. The other museums and surrounding buildings in this square ,Piazza del Duomo was impressive and worth spending time at. We spend some 2 hours here, just experiencing the whole area. You can just walk 5minutes from the Academcy Gallery to the Duomo.

There are a hop-on-hop-off bus, but the streets are too narrow so it has to travel and stop along the outskirts/sides where all the tourist attractions are. Then you have to walk to and from the attractions in any case. So we were advised by a local to rather walk between the attractions. This was good advise. It was so near each other--most within 5min walk and we could enjoy other thing while on our way.

Visited July 2012
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Best €8 I have ever spent you do need stamina to climb the steps but if you still have any breath left the view will take that away from you

Visited December 2012
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“Stunning church- moreso outside than inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

What can you say about one of the most beautiful buildings to grace God's green earth. It is breathtakingly beautiful, massive and with a presence that demands attention. The exterior is just so beautiful. The inside is lovely, but nothing to match its outside. It stands as a testament to huan ability to fashion the earth into something that will be marvelled at for millenium to come. The tower which you pay 6 euro to climb is equally impressive and so worth the money and climb. The views make you want to weep.

Visited December 2012
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“Most amazing Cathedral ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I was amazed when I reached Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. I can't describe enough the beauty of it. It looks like a painting. Must see while in Florence.

Visited November 2012
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“Spectacular in moonlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Recently cleaned exterior shines in moonlight even in the rain. View from all angles to appreciate the exterior facade with its pink, green, and white Tuscan marble.
The Baptistery bronze doors are fabulous. Inside the mosaic ceiling is marvelous.

Visited November 2012
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