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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2302885
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the...

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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Another queue another climb

Interesting climb and not for the faint hearted or those who do not like height. Interesting to climb up the inside of the dome to the very top. Great views of the inside of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting climb and not for the faint hearted or those who do not like height. Interesting to climb up the inside of the dome to the very top. Great views of the inside of the cathedral

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please note, buying a ticket to the cathedral is inclusive of 5 tickets that you can use over the course of 48 hours. You'll see lines going into the baptistry, bell tower, cathedral, museum, and dome. Some of these five attractions are closed at various times for various reasons so it can feel confusing. Just know that you have 48... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only gave The Duomo a 4 rating because the information and attendants are not very helpful, no-one by the ticket scanner to help someone if things don't go to plan. Make sure you book and whilst booking, book a time to visit the Duomo! This is a must! We booked through the main Duomo web site and this worked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A magnificent architectural masterpiece beautifully set in the heart of this pedestrianised city. An inspiring building

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The facade of this building is absolutely beautiful. The history behind it is fascinating as well. I do wish that I had known in order to get a look at the beautiful frescoes on the cupola, you must climb it. You cannot get far enough into the nave of the church to get a good look at the cupola, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw the Duomo from the outside and decided not to enter due to big crowds. The architecture is nice but I guess after seeing Rome this could be a bit of a simpler architecture style, in my humble opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exterior is so beautiful, and the interior is just as amazing. The inside is immense, filled with all manner of art, and the painted ceilings a joy ! So much to look at and admire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Along with the Duomo of Siena and Notre Dame in Paris, this is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.. It's breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long queue to the Cupola however worth it when you get to the top. Good value for money at 15 Euros for the Cathedral, bell tower, Baptistery and museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Duomo is unmissable, the building and architecture is astounding and the hard climb to the top is more than worth it.

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Duomo
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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