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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Climb the dome and be rewarded with a beautiful view of Florence and beyond. There are A LOT of stairs with little chance for resting. The paintings on the dome ceiling must be seen up close to truly appreciate. At one point during the climb...More

Thank B B
Reviewed today

While going, when i saw the cathedral, i was mesmerized. My expectations were raised while waiting (almost an hour) to enter the cathedral. However, when i enter inside, though there was good artworks but can't say amazing.

Thank Satinder_Panesar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is so beautiful from the outside that I was disappointed on the inside!! The wait even in October was RIDICULOUS and in my opinion not worth it!! They have a newer museum that has a lot of the art now so not as much...More

Thank Armstrong20
Reviewed 2 days ago

If the 3 glorious pieces in this complex in the Piazza del Duomo, this is the grand-daddy of them all. Even for the less spiritual of those among us, it is an emotional experiece to see this much beauty and be in such close proximity...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral is absolutely stunning from the outside, a real masterpiece; however, I don’t think it’s worth the 1.5 hour line to get inside. If you are going to be in a line let it be the climb of the Duomo, not the cathedral. In...More

Thank YesRuvalcaba
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church is so awe inspiring it is difficult to know what to say. First and foremost I would recommend a guide, and we were very pleased with City tours. There is so much history, architecture, church history to know to appreciate this place, that...More

Thank popsicleCalgary
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is amazing in the outside and grnadeous inside. Even if you don´t go up in the dome it makes you feel very small. The access to wheel chair is very bad though. No ramp, and no signal on where it is located.

Thank Lucia Helena A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

...... Such a stunning building inside and out. You just could not describe this amazing cathedral to anyone. Be prepared to queue though because this is just so popular it has to be in your agenda

Thank Susan1921
Reviewed 2 days ago

the waiting line to get in (almost 2 hours in October!) is artificially lenghtend (they close the door sometimes although the cathedral is almost empty) and once in, there is nothing to see! The huge building is almost empty and the only thing worth looking...More

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love Florence and have been coming here for many years. The Duomo is one of the most recognizable symbols of Florence and Tuscany. Of course, there are many other incredible symbols of the city like the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Palace, the Ponte Vecchio...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
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Lesley T
October 9, 2018|
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Response from mcollazo288 | Reviewed this property |
Same not sure they were selling these tickets by the museum but since the Domo was free we just stood in line and walked in about 20 min wait!
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Lakeoswegoor
October 4, 2018|
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Response from ShowMeVegas | Reviewed this property |
The lines dwindled dramatically after noon for us to a manageable 20 minutes, barely wrapping around the front of the outer barrier. The morning lines were at least an hour. It seemed that everyone has the strategy to get... More
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HighlandLass186543
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Visitor_Andrew | Reviewed this property |
Try the bell tower instead, only very slightly lower than the dome but there are intermediate platforms so you can give up at the point you find the view sufficiently satisfying!
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