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“My favourite religion related place to go ever!” 5 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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Ranked #12 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Fee: No
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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“My favourite religion related place to go ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was my second time here in Florence and the duomo was even better than I remembered it to be. It's grandiosity completely pulls you in and one can stare at it for ages. The beautiful green and white marble go perfectly with the atmosphere and the details on the outside of the building were impeccable. Visit!

Visited August 2013
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“Great church (better looking from the outside)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

When you see Santa Maria del Fiore as you walk in the street you may agree that it is one of the most beautiful churches in Italy. Great place to take pictures. The inside was a little disappointing since we were expecting more spectacular decorations in the inside. The climb to the dome is easy even though there are about 500 steps, but the views from the top are magnificent (if you go to Palazzo Vecchio and climb the tower you may skip this climb)

Visited August 2013
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“Top of list in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are in Florence, you must at least visit the inside of this gorgeous dome. Keep in mind, it opens later on Sundays. Words can't describe the beauty or the scale of this piece of wonder.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth a visit if you don't have to queue too long”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our queuing time was longer than our actual visit to the cathedral. I am glad to have seen the magnificent dome paintings but the remainder of the cathedral is much less spectacular than the duomo in Siena. The flooring in Florence's cathedral is very ornate and should not be overlooked when your eyes are generally looking up! A small book shop downstairs sells souvenirs. Worth a visit but don't expect to spend hours. Staggered entry is helpful in ensuring it is never too full.

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“Environmental Issues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Duomo and Baptistry were quite dirty on outside, front of Duomo has been cleaned and they are working on rest of it...could take years. The marble is magnificent and remember, it is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers when viewing it.

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