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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
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+39 055 230 2885
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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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The climb of Florence. A must if you are in the shape to climb over 400 steps.

This was my favourite view in the entire city. So worht the effort and the ticket you buy to climb include the basement/archaeological site, tower, baptismal and museum so well... read more

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my favourite view in the entire city. So worht the effort and the ticket you buy to climb include the basement/archaeological site, tower, baptismal and museum so well worth it. But seriously you need to be able to climb over 400 steps for the dome and over 300 for the tower if you decide to climb it as... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You don't visit Florence and not visit the Duomo. Tip - buy a ticket to walk up to the top of the dome in advance. If you wait you will wait three hours in line two instead of 20 minutes in the reserved line. The dome is built of two shells, the staircase is between the layers, part way up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You MUST get an additional ticket on top of your 5 site ticket purchased at a number of places in town. Go to door #7 across from the Baptizma. Once you have ticket decide time you want to hike to top as the limit the # of people each 30 minutes. We went at sunset and enjoyed the experience.

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Danville, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is magnificent. The marble, architecture and frescoes are amazing. We didn't get tickets to go to the dome, but will do that on a future trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One can not but be overcome by the sight, size, colour and ornateness of the Duomo - it just busts into view and thereafter becomes your landmark. Every visit has seen me explore the outside and then leave it too late to go inside other than by attending Mass. This I did on my most recent trip but this time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A full ticket with Cathedral, Museum, Tower and Baptistery costs 15€. Totally worth to buy it and go first to the museum (if you come in the morning) because there you can see all the information about the dome which is really interesting. The view from the dome is amazing and you can see all Florence in one place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful cathedral inside and out. We stopped every day to admire something different on the outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We purchased our ticket from a tourist centre down a street from duomo and chose our time. Luckily in Jan it was quiet so we could go on the next visit up the tower. It's a lot of steps with quite a few people in front of you and behind. You get a rest half way and can admire the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From here you would see an spectacular view of florence and the Bell Tower besides the Catedral that is just breathtaking itself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely Cathedral, but has dress guide lines, so best to be aware before you arrive, (if I can find them I will edit this review). I didn't find this as impressive as the Cathedral in Siena, on the inside, but it is still a must to visit. Ran out of time to climb the Duomo, but will make sure I... More 

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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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