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“View the Heavens” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Essential Florence: Uffizi and Great Museum Cathedral of Florence
Ranked #3 of 425 things to do in Florence
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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.
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“View the Heavens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Like any famous site in Florence, this one can be jammed with tourists, so go early or late. Once inside, there's not that much to see other than the building itself since most of its most famous works of art have been moved to museums. But don't miss the inside of Brunelleschi's famous dome. Brace yourself with your back to a wall and gaze up. The painted saints and angels lead you upward to the open skies and a glimpse of heaven. It can be dizzying.

Visited October 2012
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“love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

ok i am in total love with the basilica, from the look of the colors, beauty of the majestic bronze doors, amazing coupola and beautiful inside... i just love the whole place and atmosphere surrounding the place...

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“it was breathtaking the inside unbelievable i can still see the building the lanes leading there amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

it's a must see the building i could not beleive that the building still looked so good the inside was amazing the art work out of this world nice experience

Visited October 2012
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“Overcrowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The cathedral is beyond doubt a fantastic, impressive building - from the outside. When I visited on a long weekend, the crowds and queues to get inside or up the dome (2 different, mile-long queues!!) where absurd.

Visited November 2012
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“number tw0”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

wonderful art and colors the walk to the top should be tried took me a little time at my age 65-- but great views of florence were a good payback

Visited October 2012
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