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“Incredible Architecture” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Small-Group Tour
Ranked #3 of 417 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Incredible Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Gorgeous multi-colored cathedral, absolutely stunning. Impressive every single time I turned the corner and saw it.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Very beautiful inside but to see the lighthouse it is very expensive. As an American, 16 euro is very expensive.

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“great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

You can't not visit the Duomo when in Firenze. Climb to the top if you're fit enough (seriously steep climb) - the views are fantastic.

Visited November 2012
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“Get your cardio in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The cathedral is beautiful and the 8 euro fee to climb the 400+ stairs to see 2 internal views and one external view of Florence is worth it. There were very few tourists in December so we did not need to book in advance. The stair climb up the belltower or dome ARE NOT for those who are claustrophobic, have a large body size, fear heights, or have respiratory/cardiac problems. The same stairs are used on the way and down so you have to squish against the wall to pass and let pass. Half-way up you have to walk a narrow internal walkway that gave the couple in front of us some problems because she was queazy. That said, it is beautiful so I highly recommend. We didn't plan it but the sunset was phenomenal.

Visited December 2012
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“Breath taking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

An amazing Cathedral with the magnificent Dome. You won't see this kind of architecture anywhere, so make most of it while there! Go into Cathedral, the entry is free. Climb up the Dome if you can, the fee is 8 Euros, but money well spent. The view over Florence right up towards the hills are stunning and you can take lots of great photos.Just one warning, there are 463 steps, at times it is a bit steep and in parts there are people going up and coming down at the same time. If it is hot too it can feel claustrophobic. I would not recommend it if you have respiratory or heart problems. You can also enjoy the Cathedral and the Duomo by sitting outside in one of the little restaurants or pizza places and soak up the great atmosphere over a pizza and a glass of wine followed by a yummy gelato!

Visited October 2012
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