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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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Ranked #5 of 411 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Standing in the middle of this amazing building and listening to full organ is a life changing experience. The organist was playing a contemporary work to full organ, then adding chemades and ending with a 32 bombarde that shook the floors. There is no question that there IS a God!

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“Try to sneak in a sit through a service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We arrived at the Duomo after opening hours, but then managed to look local enough to be allowed to sit through a one hour afternoon service (security screeners will not let tourist in so you need put cameras and maps away). This was highly rewarded: as the service was over Widor´s Toccata was played. The cathedral is insanely beautiful and grand.

Visited April 2013
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“Palm Sunday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

In the morning palms (olive branches) were blessed in the Baptistry then "processed" over to the Duomo where Mass was conducted. Later in the day we attended Vespers with Gregorian chant and attended mass in the pews arranged directly under the dome!

Visited March 2013
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“impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

amazing breathtaking architecture, it's huge! must see during the day and night time as the impression is different. get close and admire the details, that must have taken hours of human work.

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“Best in the world?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Huge queue to go up to the top of the Dome but both outside and in it really is one of the architectural wonders of the world! We also walked round the outside with a full moon shining down - brilliant!

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