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Piazza del Duomo | Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The so called Cupola of Brunelleschi, was as the name suggests built by the architect Brunelleschi who ingeniously found a way to finally find a solution to the open space that was left over a hundred years after the construction of the church. In fact...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're willing to take so many steps, I recommend climbing the dome of Duomo. The view of Florence is majestic from there. If you have watched Medici series on Netflix, you will find out how much time and effort was put into constructing this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

as we most popular places in Florence book ahead and for the dome you reserve a time and best to do this on line. stairwells are narrow and you have a few places you can recover. Good close up views of the frescoes and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank curlew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked round in awe admiring the colours and the shape. So famous but even more impressive in the flesh. The gallery was a long walk up but worth the view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend told me not to miss this - and I am so glad I took the time to make the climb! Yes, it is claustrophobic and will get your heart beating in more ways than one. The view is spectacular and the close-up sights...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KateJourney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pre-booked timed tickets to climb the dome, which I believe is a requirement at most times of year. Our tickets were the first in the morning, which we were glad about since the crowds were a little less and it wasn't hot. One benefit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the fact I was suffering with a bad back and hip problems there was no way I was missing out on the climb! You do have to buy a ticket and state what time you want to climb the steps. The problem is there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KathrynT
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We really enjoyed the climb up the 463 steps up the top of the Cupola. The steps are not too steep and only up the very top they are narrow. We saw an old lady with a limb climbing them, if she could do it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Have to book a visit time In advance. Still had to queue even though low season. Quite a climb up more than 400 steps but really worth it to be amongst the frescoes in the dome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank florence006
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I thought it was beautiful to see. The inside was gorgeous but we just did the main tour and not the basement area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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jrenuvictor
5 January 2019|
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Response from on_the_go_98765 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, this is the official website info: The only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence it offers is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator) But why bother going... More
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Road780919
28 December 2018|
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Response from C2938QHbetht | Reviewed this property |
Yes people will be able to pass you, and there are wider spaces to allow people through. The problem I saw was that if you are on a guided group tour, and go too slowly, they will leave you behind. His happened to some... More
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