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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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ABC yet Another Beautiful Church

Gave it a look; magnificent architecture, Wonderful exterior marble detail popular at the time it was constructed. Took pictures and enjoyed the shadow it provided at a cafe for a... read more

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Tavares
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gave it a look; magnificent architecture, Wonderful exterior marble detail popular at the time it was constructed. Took pictures and enjoyed the shadow it provided at a cafe for a break and moved on. Florence has too much to see to visit every duormo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a struggle to find a place on the planet I'd rather be than at the top of the Duomo at 4pm. Clime all those stairs, scoot over the dome and onto the walk way and just soak in the Italian air, colors and church bells almost perpetually chiming. Heaven on earth. Spend a good hour at the top and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing really the heart of Florence but am not about too spend 2+ hours in a queue for an inside visit. You want to see things in Florence be in the queue at 7am

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I complete a group walking tour which finished in the Cuomo (Cathedral) saving lining up for entry. The inside is magnificent and as a working church continues to have mass. The frescoes on the walls are historical stories. While inside the Cuomo, go down the stairs into the archeological digs under, dating back about 1st century AD. You buy a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

worth a visit, entry to the duomo is free, you don't need tickets, it is extra if you want to go up the tower or down in the underground section. a very dramatic building. easier to get in if you wear respectful clothing, shoulders covered etc, though the enforcement seemed a bit random.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The most iconic landmark in Florence, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and it's duomo are absolutely iconic. I highly recommend climbing to the top of the duomo (yes it is a lot of stairs, and it can get hot up there, but the views are WORTH IT!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Santa Maria del Fiori is a spectacular cathedral from the ground. However, if you're fit enough, seeing it from the duomo and tower are a must. My iPhone registered 46 floors climbed during my visit, so don't say I didn't warn you! My husband and I are in Florence for a few days, so opted to purchase the Firenze Card... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought tickets to skip the line but unless you get a tour with a guide you still have to wait in a rather long line. We got a tour with "Irina" and it was fantastic. We got info and historic details that we were amazed by and loved climbing the dome! Irina really knew her facts. We toured the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited as part of a tour group. When walking toward the building you will feel in complete awe when you see it. The outside is incredible with lots of beautiful sculptures. The inside is much more simple with the main feature being the fresco decorating the enormous dome. Definitely worth a visit when in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was prepared for a fantastic view of a classic Italian building, but this blew my mind away. The views of the city and area from the towers are just stunning. Lovely fresk painting in the roof at the duomo's top. A must see! Overall a fantastic city!

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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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