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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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The Duomo has 5 components. You buy the ticket online. Personal advice, take the firenze card to get quick access to avoid the 2 hour wait for the main monuments. But on the top... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't take this the wrong way. The Duomo is a spectacular masterpiece of architecture. However the expectations for the inside were a lot higher. Definitely worth while visiting and again to skip the lines make sure you carry a museum card. Don't forget to validate the card at a ticket office outside the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Duomo has 5 components. You buy the ticket online. Personal advice, take the firenze card to get quick access to avoid the 2 hour wait for the main monuments. But on the top of the bell tower. The view of the dome is magnificent. Pictures are on point. Definitely worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is 467 stairs to climb to the top of the Duomo and it is well worth it. The view is spectacular. A must when visiting the beautiful city of Rome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place - wonderful experience and a sight to behold. an iconic landmark that has to be seen to be believed - the aura that surrounds this landscape is phenomenal and takes one back to a land of dreams and history and creativity. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you attend Mass or just sit and for prayers (1 hour before mass starts), the entrance fee is waived. Must use the side door and ask to be let in for prayers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought tickets online to avoid the lines but still had to wait for solid 30 mins before being let in. They control the number of people that can be inside at any given time, which is great! The stairs are not steep until the last 50 near the top. If you get claustrophobic or have health issues that would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a long way up the dome and tower but views are great. Not suitable for young children as too far for them to walk and it is a church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just figuring out how they built it and the period in which it was constructed and the actual technic they used to build it is AMAZING!!!

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Pictures can not tell you how beautiful this place really is. I was awe struck everytime I walk past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truly a magnificent structure! A must see by anyone who visits! Try to take a tour and climb the steps! The view is 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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