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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Address: Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 230 2885
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the...

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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Walk up to the dome...

...unless you have heart problems! The walk to the dome is 460 steps up. It's an experience in itself and the view from the top, amazing. You can stop along the way so you can do... read more

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

...unless you have heart problems! The walk to the dome is 460 steps up. It's an experience in itself and the view from the top, amazing. You can stop along the way so you can do it at your pace. To do this walk you need to purchase a ticket for €15 per head that allows you 48 hours of... More 

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The frescoes on the inside of the dome are worth the time it takes to walk in. How can you say you've been to Florence and not seen the inside of the Duomo?

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York, Maine
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This was a highlight to our trip. The views were incredible. The walk up the stairs is difficult. They should have signs that say if you have heart problems, or difficulty walking etc..you might not want to do the tour. It takes a lot of walking 463 steps😃 to the top....but if you can do it it's worth the trip.

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A Must visit place in Florence. Advanced tickets are preferred to avoid huge amount of time to wait in the ques, we spent around 1.5 hours. The bird eye view of Florence from the top is breathtaking. Climbing is little challenging! The frescoes carved over the Duomo from inside are amazing.

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If you are in Florence you will not miss this. It is huge and you begin to notice how much detail there is on the building which is truly impressive! If you can try to get a view from a rooftop as well to really get a sense of its size

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Plan ahead. Book tickets online or go to the visitor office (better book ahead). During Holiday season, the lines are very long and you waste a lot of time. It was great to climb to the top, budget it as a morning or afternoon activity. There is a lot to see.

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If you visit Florence , the first two places not to be missed are the "Duomo" , and the "Baptistero", the 2 Renaissance jewels . Spend some time to look at the details of the sculptures of the Baptistero bronze doors. Also go around the Duomo , and just admire . The visitof the nearby "Museo del Opera del Duomo... More 

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It is an iconic place in Florence and once in Florence one must visit this place. It is visible from different parts of Florence

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The place it self is huge and really nice! For sure deserve a visit ! The square near and the sourondings are great!

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This was one of the more interesting cathedrals I've seen in my travels for the last 4 years in Europe. Really impressive and different. Unfortunately I did not go up the dome but it was still a beautiful place to go into (for free) and see the painted inside of the dome. It is also in a lovely square and... More 

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Duomo
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 as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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