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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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 dome is the main attraction with it's exquisite paintings. I couldn't manage the assent of the cupola but my companions did and reported great vistas from the top. the outside... read more

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dome is the main attraction with it's exquisite paintings. I couldn't manage the assent of the cupola but my companions did and reported great vistas from the top. the outside is extraordinary too being dressed with white,green and pink marble. The nearby bell tower is well worth a visit.

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The large number of stairs did not put us off climbing to the top, and boy, even after a very early start and a very full day, the views over the city were worth it. Truly beautiful! But, beware, it is not for the fainthearted! I certainly wouldn't recommend taking young children up there!) The stairs are numerous and narrow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I first saw the Duomo some 10 years ago I was awestruck as I came round a corner and saw it. I was back there in January and the sight of the Duomo again still almost takes my breath away. It is simply a stunning building. The inside of the building is not as ornate as a lot of... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked our tickets online before going, so no queues. Climbed to the top of the dome and the bell tower. The views were fantastic. Seeing the inside of the dome up close was remarkable, and walking around between the inside and outer dome was a great experience.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unable to explore the interior of the Duomo as most of it was cordoned off to visitors, so we couldn't get close to viewing the frescoes of the last judgement within the dome.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the only area on the piazza that you have to reserve a time-slot in advance in order to visit. You may not know it but once you go past the turnstile and head towards the stairs, you've started your climb. I was expecting a landing with some explanation to prepare myself mentally but you pretty much just keep... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see when you visit Florence. The outside of the building is impressive enough, almost fantastical in detail and design. You can go into the Duomo itself for free... the paid tickets include the museum and the climb to the top. Inside the cathedral is sparse in terms of ecclesiastical furniture but this is perfect: it lets the breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying near to this wonder, and it took my breath away every time I saw it. There are all sorts of interesting things to see, but the painting on the Dome is the greatest. The museum, church and tower cost 15 euros. The walk up to the Dome is difficult, we kept having to stop because one group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So simple yet so moving. Immediately upon entering I was overtaken with humility. The depth and the feel of the open corridor was truly amazing. Walking down to the end is where it really becomes fascinating. The detail and the placement of everything really makes the difference. Simple and Sacred. Must see. Free to enter, I recommend starting your day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best place to visit while in Florence. It wasn't very tiring to climb it,but it worth it. The best view ever you can get in Florence.

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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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