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“Climb to the top it's amazing!”

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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$46.66*
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Essential Florence: Uffizi and Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence
Ranked #3 of 443 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.
Moscow, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Climb to the top it's amazing!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

You need to buy a ticket before you get in line,because you can't pay at the door. Climb up to the top, the tiny steep stairs that go between the dome and inner dome are amazing. You can actually imagine the builders climbing the same steps. Before you go out to enjoy the view enjoy the amazing frescos of heaven and hell inside the dome (this was one of my favorite parts, very graphic). The view when you reach the top is amazing! A great view from all directions. I recommend you get in line early, because it can be very warm, and if your claustrophobic probably you should just go in the basilica.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must see!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This cathedral is simply magnificent! You can go inside for free, but to go up to the top of the Duomo you need to pay a ticket. This ticket can also be used to visit the museum inside the cathedral, the tower near it, and the Baptisterio which is very cool.

I just can't consider it Excellent because of two things:
- Unfortunately the cathedral is not very well preserved it looks a bit dirty, and I think this could be different;

- Although the entrance is free, women may need to pay 1,50€ for a piece of cloth to cover themselves, but in truth this piece of cloth does not cover anything at all. This seems to be a common practice in Italy.

Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“The heart of the city”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Duomo cathedral with its square is indeed a heart of the city if Milan!
There you can see all kinds of people, all kinds of styles every day of the week, at every hour of the day. It is not only a great view on the cathedral, but from it as well. You can either climb the stairs yourself or take an elevator to the top part of the cathedra, from where you get a gorgeous panorama view on the city. It shows the beauty of the industriality, if you can say so, of the city, with a lot of factories and things like that.
If you are ever in Milan this is a number 1 absolute must see!

Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Not to be missed. It will really take your breath away, but note that the outside is much more detailed than the inside. The sheer size inside is incredible enough though!

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Il Duomo, a stunning work of art!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Trip Advisor wants 50 characters for a review. What's to say about this amazing place other than you can't go to Florence and not visit Il Duomo!

Visited August 2013
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