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“Simple on the inside”

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

For me the beauty of this cathedral is all on display on the outside. Get there early, between 8-9am (before the crowds) & simply wander around it & take in the beauty!

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very impressed and unbelievable to think that this was built so long ago without computers and cranes etc.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We visited Florence via a cruise tour and luckily for us this was a Florence on your own tour allowing us to roam around and see what we wanted to. This cathedral or duomo is beautiful - if you are going to Florence please dont miss it. The outside walls are beautiful, currently it appears they are cleaning sections as there is some scaffolding but around the other side it was scaffold free. The painted sections, and gorgeous carved doors, along with the carefull sculpted statues make this cathedral stand out. Nearby is the baptistry with its golden doors (copies now the originals are in a museum) but they add to the building regardless. When you visit this square with the cathedral dont forget to look at the buildings around it there are some magnificient carvings and sculptures on a lot of them too. The cathedral I believe is free to enter, and the Baptisty is roughly 6 euros. Make the most of it as if you intend to visit Rome for the churches you will have to queue a lot longer than here.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you can tolerate a more than 400 step hike up a narrow circular staircase for the spectacular views, check out the Duomo! I would highly recommend getting to the site before 9am so that you can have the views and the hike almost to yourself.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We took the very long climb to the top of the dome, 463 steps. It was worth it! The veiw is breath taking!!!

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