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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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Absolutely stunning outside

Doumo is absolutely breathtaking from outside but not worth of waiting in line for two hours to climb it. There is not much too be seen inside and the climb is not easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Doumo is absolutely breathtaking from outside but not worth of waiting in line for two hours to climb it. There is not much too be seen inside and the climb is not easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was completely awestruck by this cathedral and ket going back the entire time I was in Florence. I didn't go inside, because I couldn't deal with the lines though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed visiting this cathedral with our daughter, but have some advice: do not plan to climb the dome without some kind of tour or reservations. If you do, you will wind up in a 2 hour outdoor line that can be very hot. We first walked into the Cathedral just to see the interior, which is free admission. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very important Cathedral. Do not miss the baptistery and bronze doors. This was built over a temple to Mars. How cool is that?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was surprised all the art work has been removed to the museum, made the majestic building seem quite simple (in a nice way)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To be clear, its fascinating and amazing to view it from the outside and atop the Michelangelo hill where you get spectacular views of the city. Not the best from the inside, though. nevertheless, the ambience just outside the duomo is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is nothing else quite like the Duomo, with it's strange, green detailing. There are five different areas to walk around, each require queuing, I'd recommend booking in advance to skip the line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really worth climbing up the dome, it's not quite as hard as you think. The view is stupendous from the outside and you get a great view of the frescos on the inside too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go early in the morning - it gets really hot there and there is neither shade nor "skip the line" tickets. Worth the endeavour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful panoramic views from the top of the Duomo. I would suggest buying a ticket off of the offical website and selecting a time to walk to the top of the Duomo. You do not want to wait in a 2 hr line (in the sun) then have to walk up several stories in the hot stairwells. It is worth... 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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