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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

The Duomo is a top 3 attraction for sure. It's so overwhelming that it's near impossible to describe. Recommend buy tickets online or in advance to avoid the long, long lineups. Beware street hawkers selling 'shortcut' tickets.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed today

We had tried to book a time before we arrived in Florence but this proved difficult. We were lucky, on Sunday morning we were able to book for Tuesday and got the 9 am slot. It is a long (very hard) climb up a lot...More

Thank Sassi66
Reviewed today via mobile

Used Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour 7779P16 with Rosella from ACCORD Innovative Tourist Solutions. You can tell that Rosella LOVES her city of Florence. She knows the history and speaks with passion when she tells you about it. This tour is NOT for the...More

Thank JRSears
Reviewed yesterday

It was crazy busy on the day we visited the Cathedral, so make sure to go early to get in line. Modest dress is required. The art, artifacts and history of this building is truly incredible. Make sure to also visit and climb the bell...More

Thank Leonie T
Reviewed yesterday

When touring the Duomo, it is advisable to go with a group tour to skip the entry line which can be extremely long. You will still have a line for Security but groups have a special access entry which again is much faster. And if...More

Thank williampJ131MD
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had to wait 3 days to get climbing tickets. I suggest skipping the long line to see the duomo itself as you can see most of it from the climbing section which does require reservations. We did all the other sections without much of...More

Thank Sophia H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dome tickets were sold out until Friday and it's Wednesday. Joined tour through Visit Europe Today last minute and was able to jump right in and still see the done. Heights may be an issue. Wasn't too much to climb but not much air circulation...More

Thank MelJPinot
Reviewed yesterday

We were there at the end of the summer and it was packed. We expected it to be this way. You could still get around but beware of the big crowd

Thank LORNE K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An impressive piecce piece of architecture but that's about it really. Way to may people dripping into each other..Also be wary of pickpockets-my bag had been unzipped many times.

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is very amazing to see this attraction up close. Use to just read this in the book of Da Vinci Code and as being pictured In the movie of Tom Hanks. This is how I imagined it would be. It is so educational, although...More

Thank Ma Gracia B
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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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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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