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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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Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had not been able to book tickets and l8me many others felt sad at leaving Florence having missed this. We saw people queuing and discovered it was for a mass on Saturday at 5pm. It was just so moving and such a privilege to...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Truly an iconic building in the centre of Florence - a huge green and white confection. Unable to climb the 400+ stairs we queued for about an hour to get in. Staff on duty were surly to the point of rudeness to women who dared...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed today via mobile

When you first see this magnificent structure you feel a sense of urgency to get to it sooner. At first glance it looks like something out of the movie Inception. I took load of pictures but video was better! There are no words except if...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed yesterday

Despite the 463 steps this is an unforgettable experience. You must make a reservation for a timed entry in order to do this and it is definitely worth it. It is a good idea to first go to the Museo Dell' Opera Del Duomo, just...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I chose to climb the 463 steps to the top of the Dome and it was the best decision ever!!! This guided tour made you appreciate Brunelleschi’s domed masterpiece even more. Our guide, Martina, was great! She was informative, extremely knowledgeable and had a great...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed yesterday

The duomo is an architectural beauty. This is a must see in Florence. The size of the dome is huge and amazing. We booked the tickets to climb up the dome in hot summer with temperature exceeding 36C . We were waiting in the queue...More

Thank odyssey2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Speechless when you see it up close. So beautiful that it stands out on almost every corner. At night, sit on a hotel patio and witness it majestic beauty. Thank you Florence

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has to be experienced to appreciate it. Pictures don't do it justice. It's amazingly beautiful and wonderful to behold something this vast was created in the 1600s. Once you're inside, there aren't a lot of exhibits, so I wouldn't water money on a...More

1  Thank Zac H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The duomo is a really impressive place. Quite beautiful. It is not far from piazza where statue of David is situated so both can be done in a day

Thank Petemcgaw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow. The outside of this church is breathtaking. I was stunned the first time we glanced at it. The inside was disappointing. Wish we could have just gone into the baptismo instead of this one. But their gift shop inside has some unique magnets for...More

1  Thank OkieDokwa14
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Aneta T
11 September 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can line up and get into the Basilica for free. If you get there nice and early and line up you can beat the long queue at the main entrance of the Duomo between it and the Baptistry.
David F
17 August 2018|
Response from srani l |
Yes Line is pretty long. People have been waiting prior to 9am.
Rahul C
15 August 2018|
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Response from TrishDavis | Reviewed this property |
With advance reservations and our Rick Steves audio guide We did four museums in 8 hours. We did a1.5 hour abbreviated version of the Ufizzi while still being able to appreciate what we saw. Then we went to the Bargello... More