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“Great from the outside” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore

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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“Great from the outside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A quick visit, couldn't stand under the dome as it was roped off but it's a pretty amazing building when you first see it.

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“Duomo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Marvellous architecture although busy when we went and only April! Many other lovely churches as well.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth the effort to get to the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

There was a little bit of a line the day we went to the Duomo but we waited the 45 minutes or so and made it to the entrance. We bought our tickets (can't remember the price but they only accept cash only, no credit cards) and we were on our way. The stairways were steep at times and some were a little tight because people exiting the top would be coming back down but it was worth the effort. The view is amazing even when the weather wasn't great. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stopped in early evening during Holy week. Flowers and candles were lit. From the outside one has no clue as to how impressive it is inside. Soaring ceiling, I wished we could have gone back in the next day but it was closed.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful exterior, rather plain interior”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A wonderful cathedral best appreciated from the outside as in comparison the interior is quite dark and stark. The black and white marble stand out as you enter the cathedral square and it is worth a walk around the exterior. You are able to go up inside the dome but this was closed over the Easter weekend. Watch for the persistent street vendors who pounce as you attempt to ake your exit.

Visited March 2013
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