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Piazza del Duomo | Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a Guided tour of Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome(Cupola) in Florence. The tour was through Fast Pass and our guide was excellent. Even though there are 463 steps, she made sure that we went slow so everyone could make it. Also, her knowledge of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vichud
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make your reservations for your time and day at least 36 hours in advance on their website. This way you won't waste time waiting or failing to secure a spot in line for the ascent up to the top. Unless you have a medical condition...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Viking94708
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cupola is one of the most visited and viewed sites in Florence.It is an amazing engineering accomplishment. It is absolutely beautiful.It can be difficult to tour due to the crowds.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank boxshop
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally don’t get too excited about climbing 400+ steps to have a rooftop view, but this one is worth it. Walking the stairs inside the walls makes one realize this is a really old and historic. The trip to the top includes walking on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not for the unfit or those unsettled by heights or smaller spaces. You can purchase your tickets from the cathedral but need to book your time at the museum. It is the best view in town, but it takes 463 steps to get to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The so called Cupola of Brunelleschi, was as the name suggests built by the architect Brunelleschi who ingeniously found a way to finally find a solution to the open space that was left over a hundred years after the construction of the church. In fact...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're willing to take so many steps, I recommend climbing the dome of Duomo. The view of Florence is majestic from there. If you have watched Medici series on Netflix, you will find out how much time and effort was put into constructing this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

as we most popular places in Florence book ahead and for the dome you reserve a time and best to do this on line. stairwells are narrow and you have a few places you can recover. Good close up views of the frescoes and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank curlew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked round in awe admiring the colours and the shape. So famous but even more impressive in the flesh. The gallery was a long walk up but worth the view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend told me not to miss this - and I am so glad I took the time to make the climb! Yes, it is claustrophobic and will get your heart beating in more ways than one. The view is spectacular and the close-up sights...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from C2938QHbetht | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral itself and the piazza around it are wheelchair friendly. The actual dome of the cathedral however is not, and can only be reached by a very steep climb on foot.
December 28, 2018|
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Response from C2938QHbetht | Reviewed this property |
Yes people will be able to pass you, and there are wider spaces to allow people through. The problem I saw was that if you are on a guided group tour, and go too slowly, they will leave you behind. His happened to some... More