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Piazza del Duomo | Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank KathrynT
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank marciehmay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing structure - it can been seen from far away and you can actually climb up to the top via a really small staircase.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nattysimps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen from all points upon entering Florence this cupola is a work of art. Right now restoration is taking place, but even the scaffolding cannot mar this gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But it was totally worth it! I bought my ticket in advance and didn't need to worry about buying it on site. It wasn't easy and I wish I hadn't felt rushed from the people behind me. I also wish we could have spent more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It might be quite tiring for some people to climb the cupola but the view from the top is spectacular. Not suggested if you are afraid of height and dark. It was raining on the day I visited the cathedral and climbed the cupola but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fluffyvla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible hike to the top of the iconic Cupola. We bought tickets about 2 months ahead of time and bought a slot. Once our time was called, we presented our tickets and the hike began. Up up up we went through ancient architecture and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank meganlcmartin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climbed and climbed and climbed and almost at the top I thought I couldn't go on. If you get dizzy easily and get out of breath fast, you might want to skip this. I do not regret doing it, but it was HARD. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 997isliaj
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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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13 November 2018|
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Response from 583barbarap | Reviewed this property |
We understood that the official websites are the ones to go for. Google this, museo dell'opera del duomo and go to their website I’m not sure that you can book solely for the dome climb, and it is the case that you must... More
26 October 2018|
Response from ciccags | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn’t do his tour
6 April 2018|
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Response from derrick90332016 | 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