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  • PeregrinansOrbis
    Santa Monica, CA22 contributions
    The Uffizi is one of the outstanding museums in Florence, but ongoing renovations have made it very difficult to visit. A pre-reserved ticket is a must. Then, be prepared to stand in a long line that winds itself down and up staircases, through narrow corridors at the basement level. It is difficult to understand why the Italian authorities do not adequately manage the huge crowds that tend to gather here.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • rowdyfox
    London, UK98 contributions
    You go here to look at the view. It is a concrete lot with vendors and can get busy however the views are spectacular.
    We went early on a Sunday so there were very few people up there. A lovely walk from the river up the windy paths. Not suitable for wheelchair users (unless someone strong is pushing you!) It’s quite steep in places although the road is even. Flat once to get up there.
    The views are beautiful and expansive.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • kazzer2804
    Salford, UK5 contributions
    AMAZING, sums up our visit to see David.
    Bococeli painting take your breath.
    This gallery is a snap shot of art from the 12th century to 16th. Spectacular! Top tip start with the musical instruments room than follow the natural flow of the museum.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Danielle H
    1 contribution
    Had a wonderful experience thanks to our knowledgeable tour guide Dan (danharperflorence@gmail.com). My husband and I got so much more out of our visit by taking a tour with Dan than if would have just walked through on our own. There is so much history in this church, and the way Dan speaks about it makes it so interesting and engaging. If you visit I highly recommend contacting him for a free guided tour!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • HappyTraveler1957
    Wellesley, MA616 contributions
    Climbed the dome of The Duomo during our recent visit to Florence. Well worth the effort. We visited The Baptistry too.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • lisarep
    3 contributions
    The Duomo is an unbelievable structure. The exterior was even prettier than the interior, but the mosaics inside are a must see.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • Ugo C
    Reykjavik, Iceland667 contributions
    This ancient palace is beautiful, as most things are in the historical center. It is great just to spend a while looking at it, analyzing all its details. You can't miss it when in Firenze
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • Siobhan K
    5 contributions
    Great experience, climbed the dome (around 437 steps), narrow in places but it's not as bad as you think. The views of Florence from the top make it worthwhile, also you get a good look at the artwork inside the dome. I had booked combination tickets before we flew and had pre booked a time slot for the climb ( best to go early in the morning) and then you could use your ticket for up to 72 hours after but can only visit each attraction once.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Ole John N
    25 contributions
    This is part of the combined museum ticket which is worth buying if you have more than one day in Firenze. The best desriptiion is overwhelming. There is too much and too little explanation. The cafe is nice but the sandwich had bread that was more than two days old.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Claire
    Leeds, UK4 contributions
    We went later in the afternoon on a Wednesday, which I would recommend to avoid any crowds. It was a decent price at around 16 euros each, and probably took us 45 minutes to walk around. Without any tour guide it's difficult to know precisely the relevance of what you're looking at, but all the tours were booked unfortunately so we just took in the beauty of the place and that was nice enough. Lots of stairs, but did seem to have some disabled access which is good. There is also a balcony which overlooks the river and up to the hills where the piazza michaelangelo is - this was an unexpected part of the visit and was a stunning view. Well worth the entry fee alone.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,505 contributions
    There are several historical religious buildings in Florence. In my opinion, this one is the most beautiful, although others seem to be more popular. It is located on a hill, with very nice views of the city.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Mungret291
    Limerick, Ireland33 contributions
    Great market by day (even if it closes a little early!) and a great social scene upstairs at night (until midnight) with bars and food stalls selling everything from bistecca alla fiorentina to fresh pasta to chicken to pizza to fish! Beers, wines, spirits and cocktails are also available.
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Joseph M
    Columbia, MO18 contributions
    We made sure we made it to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which is in many ways better than spending time in line for the Duomo itself. This is a modern museum right behind the Duomo which gives the history of the church and its construction. We happened to catch an exhibit if one of Michelangelo's Pietas (obviously the most famous is in Rome), but it was gorgeous. The actual gold doors of the Baptistry are here for safety. I was fascinated by the exhibited if the dome's construction with a lot of the types of tools used. It is really amazing to see the skill of the architects and builders 500 years ago. Extra tip- we were there when it was very hot in Florence and this museum, unlike most, actually has air conditioning that works! FYI- you have to go around the Duomo to the ticket office to get your ticket; you can't get those at the museum itself. We didn't have any trouble getting tickets, but it depends on when you go, I guess.
    Written September 4, 2022
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  • fred
    Hereford, UK12 contributions
    The climb up the tower is quite a challenge 400 hundred steps plus! There are plenty of stages to rest so take your time. Not a lot to see inside as the main event is at the top! Excellent views all over Florence and close up views of the Duomo. Towards the top the stairs can get quite narrow but easily passable.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • top-trippers
    Bolton, UK592 contributions
    We popped in here early one morning, after our visit to the Bargello. Many of the walls of this Dominican monastery were decorated in pre-Renaissance times, by Father Angelico, and his pupils. The tour begins in the Cloister of St. Antoninus featuing some beautiful lunettes. The Guest Room, where pilgrims were received, is now a gallery for many wonderful panel paintings by Fra Angelico.Head to the Chapter House for his complex and allegorical Crucifixion. Don’t miss the Refectories. The small refectory is dominated by Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Last Supper. I loved the detail in this painting – the crockery, decanters, knives, bread etc. The lunettes above the table are filled with large trees and birds in flight, an open window frames a perching peacock, and a cat waits for scraps.

    The tour continues on the first floor. At the top of the stairs, you will see Fra Angelico’s Annunciation. You can then peek into 43 monks cells which are decorated with simple frescoes, many by Fra Angelico. The last three cells (12-14) at the end of the corridor to the left, were once used by Girolamo Savonarola before he was hanged and in Piazza della Signoria. At the end of the corridor to the right, Cells 38 and 39 were reserved as a spiritula retreat for the Medici Cosimo the Elder.
    Written August 27, 2022
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