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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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Breath taking view of city

It was a memorable trip to the cathedral top. Many opportunities for great photos. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a memorable trip to the cathedral top. Many opportunities for great photos. Would highly recommend.

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An absolute must see. Well worth buying a ticket for entry to all 5 buildings that make up the Duomo complex. Buy ticket in advance and avoid queuing in the heat. Get to the dome and tower as early as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place! We chose to climb to the top! It made you feel like you were floating. If you are afraid of heights...I would skip climbing. There was a very small walkway and my husband did not like how tight it was to get to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is well worth it...great views & shelter from sun when youre up there (which Giottos tower doesnt have)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is really amazing the only negative thing which I would like to point out is that the piazza is a little bit small for this building. Despite all of this the facade of this building is really amazing with paintings and architecture being expressed at their best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a bit confusing getting tickets for the Santa Maria Novella because each part is ticketed separately and there are lots of different queues. We decided to book tickets for the Duomo as this was what we were most interested in! It is a very tall climb up to the very top (not just the viewing platform as my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, this historic duomo is the most special and beautiful basilica ever created by man! It is an overwhelmingly charming and magical church, with an outstanding colorful exterior . the piazza itself is an amazing one, filled with statues, bars, resturants, artists , coffes. The duomo's deminsions are absolutely astonishing in comparison to the rest of the surroundings. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We climbed both the bell tower and the dome. The spectacular views made it worthwhile. If you time it right you can be there when the bells ring in the tower. The cathedral is big and beautiful inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is pretty and the view also. Be prepared for a climb but i think the wait is worse. Try to pre order and get a skip the line ticket or part of a tour. Honestly i dont think is worth the wait if you are in a long que in hot weather. I hate lines so that is up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely Cathedral. We didn't go up the into the dome, but that is an option. Women should be aware that bare shoulders, short skirts and shorts are not considered suitable attire and they will be asked to cover up - disposable cover-ups are available free.

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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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