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“Try to sneak in a sit through a service”

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Ranked #3 of 635 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.
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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“Try to sneak in a sit through a service”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We arrived at the Duomo after opening hours, but then managed to look local enough to be allowed to sit through a one hour afternoon service (security screeners will not let tourist in so you need put cameras and maps away). This was highly rewarded: as the service was over Widor´s Toccata was played. The cathedral is insanely beautiful and grand.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Palm Sunday”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

In the morning palms (olive branches) were blessed in the Baptistry then "processed" over to the Duomo where Mass was conducted. Later in the day we attended Vespers with Gregorian chant and attended mass in the pews arranged directly under the dome!

Visited March 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“impressive!”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

amazing breathtaking architecture, it's huge! must see during the day and night time as the impression is different. get close and admire the details, that must have taken hours of human work.

Visited May 2013
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“Best in the world?”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Huge queue to go up to the top of the Dome but both outside and in it really is one of the architectural wonders of the world! We also walked round the outside with a full moon shining down - brilliant!

Visited April 2013
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“Huge......!”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Beautiful Cathedral made from white, green and pink marble. It is stunning well worth a visit. Very plain on the inside and tickets to walk up the dome are available from the second door on the left hand side of the Duomo.

Visited April 2013
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