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Piazza del Duomo | Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence, Italy
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This is not to be missed! Fantastic views from the top, but it’s probably best to make an early start. Some of the stairway is quite narrow and steep, and in places there is no handrail. Timed entry means that there aren’t too many people...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the most memorable thing we did at this site. Do not let the 463 steps deter you from doing this. There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way up and down. This is worth the climb!

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So access to the cupola requires a duomo ticket (which gets you into the museum, cathedral, crypt, etc.) and a reservation time (this is free). We had a 1pm slot during the week and got in line for our "wave", about 10 mins prior. We...More

Thank Jbd1010
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a walk for the faint of heart. But it was worth every step up those steps to have the view of the city from the top.

Thank Frieda B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible feat of innovative engineering. Amazing what was possible without the building tools we have today. Ingenious how this was created!

Thank gk-lommel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the Duomo in Florence is a must. But a tour inside and to the top of the Cupola (dome) is amazing. The interior walk (climb) is interesting and a little tiresome having to climb about 460 steps, but the reward at the...More

1  Thank Dominic P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to get to the top of the dome is to buy a skip the line ticket which most of the guys and girls shout out they have or have to offer. It is around 50Euro but grants you access, ONE TIME only...More

1  Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cupola (Giotto) determine the silhouette of the city, the gothic construction was completed to the Duom, (1420-1434) ; if you want you can climb the 414 stairs upstairs.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe it is even offensive to write a review of one of the most renowned masterpieces of the Renaissance art 😏 It is just beautiful, magnificent, and impressive. My suggestion would be to read something about it and its author before going there to...More

1  Thank LorenzoDurham
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the top of the dome is hot and narrow, but so worth it! It's something like 450 steps and it is very twisty too. Once you get to the top, you can see for miles! It is just breathtaking. After the...More

1  Thank MAK8823
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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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6 April 2018|
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Response from Derrick R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can... but to be honest the climb isn't that hard. The final bit is the tightest but compared to some climbs that I've had in the UK the Duomo was a doddle. The view from the top is brilliant. If you do think you can... More
Mind K
17 September 2017|
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Response from BT3rd | Reviewed this property |
One line for all because everyone who has tickets to go up the tower is given a specific time to enter. This is different to the cathedral where no entry time is given.
4 May 2017|
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Response from dischooo | Reviewed this property |
Sort of. A queue forms before the time of people all of whom have timed tickets. At the allotted time the gate opens.