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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Small-Group Tour
Ranked #2 of 419 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Is this the best kept secret in Florence? We all see the skyline pictures, but wow, when you see close up its mind blowing. The detail outside is amazing, I recommend going at night as it takes on a different colour and feeling. Inside seems plain....until you reach the dome. The artwork will leave you in awe, won't explain as has to be seen to be believed. For 8 euro you can climb the 463 steps to the top of the dome. Well worth it if there as the views of the city are amazing.

Visited January 2013
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“Fantastic View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

It is quite a climb to get to the top of the Duomo - I cant remember the exact stair count but it probably took about 20-30 minutes. The steps themselves are really worn from centuries of traffic and there are large stretches of stairs without handrails. However, the views from the top of the dome make the climb well worth it. The whole city of Florence is laid out below with red tile roofs stretching for miles and treed mountains surrounding it all. We stood and tried to absorb all of the beauty for at least 45 minutes. If you are physically capable and and in Florence, the views from the top of the Duomo are not to be missed.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome, especially at night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Beautiful inside and out. Definitely worth it to stand in line and take the stairs to the top. A little tough and crowded but amazing once you get to the top. Try to see it at night, it is unbelievable!

Visited September 2012
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“picture perfect from the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The views at the top are well worth the climb for the non-claustrophobic. So much beautiful history in this city.

Visited October 2012
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“Take the stairs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We entered through the stairs on the side as it opens at 8.30am instead of 10am at the front, it was approximately 500 stairs to the top but it makes the view even more fantastic, we wade over the dome of the cathedral and was really interesting to see the design of the cathedral from the inside whilst climbing. This cathedral is a must do for any tourist.

Visited January 2013
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