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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 230 2885
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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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Better Be in Good Shape!

If you are not in the best of shape, I would recommend enjoying the cathedral from the ground floor. Don't even think of climbing the dome unless you are in decent shape and are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are not in the best of shape, I would recommend enjoying the cathedral from the ground floor. Don't even think of climbing the dome unless you are in decent shape and are not in any way claustrophobic. The climb is exhausting, the stairways can be cramped, but the view is worth it!

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A magnificent Cathedral, awe inspiring, so much to see and free entry although you have to pay extra for the Baptistry but well worth it..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Duomo is one of the initial starting point of Renaissance. The large golden door opposite duomo has beautiful stories written in it and the competition hosted to create this door triggered the entire renaissance. Make sure you visit the cathedral along with a local guide. The place has a huge history and you will not be able to appreciate the... More 

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If you go to Florence without a visit to Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, you may have lost something. It must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went at the top of this gem. Stairs looked infinite but when you reach the top and discover the beauty of Florence from above, you forget the hassle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I learned about the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore when I was in high school, so of course when I arrived in Florence, I jhad to go and see it for myself. The Cathedral is MAJESTIC! It is nothing short of beautiful. The outside is constructed of red, green and white marble. The detail is absolutely amazing. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a must see when in Florence. The Dome of Florence Cathedral is the main church of Florence, Entrance into Florence's cathedral remains free and for this reason we had to wait in a long line to get in. Not to worry, the line moves quite quickly. As a reminder this is a religious site, you will need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course you won’t miss this sight as a tourist. It is huge, beautiful and very captivating! People do walk around the Duomo (if not get inside) whenever they are in Florence and that has been the trend. You could climb up but ensure you get the right time slot. The best view of the Duomo is however from the... More 

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Duomo is a must see when in Firenze. Actuallt it's pretty hard to miss especially if one is staying in the city centre. Somehow, we get drawn towards the Duomo. Whether day or night, rain or shine...there will be people taking photos of the Duomo. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is the focal point of Florence, very impressive building, don't miss climbing to the top of the doom if you are healthy and no heart related issues, it is a bit challenging to climb but interesting

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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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