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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Via della Canonica, 1 | Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence, Italy
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The Duomo in Florence is undoubtedly a fabulous looking building, and having admired it from the outside we decided to get there early and have a look round the inside. Having queued for around an hour an a half, we finally made it into the...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Climbing to the top of the Duomo is a real treat. You get a fantastic view of Florence in all directions. We went on a lovely afternoon. While climbing you get a wonderful view of the interior frescoes in the dome. I took some nice...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The Duomo is visible from most streets in central Florence so brave the queues and make a visit. The inside is much more restrained than the outside suggests and much less cluttered than other similar religious buildings in and around the City. Although a ticket...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited the Duomo cathedral with a guide It is free to enter large but quick moving queues It was a fairly modest church but a lovely frescoes on the dome

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour should be avoided in high season. It’s a tight circular climb of many steps, but at the same time 2-3 tour groups are allowed inside, which is very claustrophobic; adding warm weather conditions, it becomes a really bad experience. We paid for an...More

Thank Liiezie
Reviewed yesterday 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

1  Thank Kkkaaabbb
Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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

1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

1  Thank Ana V
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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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
10 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.
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David F
16 August 2018|
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Yes Line is pretty long. People have been waiting prior to 9am.
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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
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