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Romance Review of Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

Away Travel Expert: Eric Lindberg
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RomanceExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Anniversary,Honeymoon,Weekend Getaway
RomanceExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • For an up-close viewing of the artwork and the cathedral interior from above that you'll never get without a guide, join a tour.
  • Get the best view of Florence and some exercise along the way by climbing the 463 stone steps to the cathedral dome. When you arrive, catch your breath while marveling at the 360-degree panoramic vista with the Tuscan countryside in the distance.
  • Family-owned Ristorante Sasso di Dante is within sight of the Duomo and offers excellent Florentine cuisine in a friendly local setting.
Probably the most recognized structure in Florence, the Duomo soars above the city in ecclesiastic glory as a reverent symbol of the Renaissance period. The interior is packed with so much art that you'll need to sit down together and take time to

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Address:
Piazza del Duomo
Florence
Italy
Parking: Church Mon-Wed and Fri 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-3:30pm; 1st Sat of month 10am-3:30pm, other Sat 10am-4:45pm; Sun 1:30-4:30pm. Free tours every 40 min. daily, 10:30am-noon and 3-4:20pm. Cupola Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:20pm; Sat 8:30am-5pm (1st Sat of month to 3:20pm)
Price: Admission to church free; Santa Reparata excavations 3€ ($3.90); cupola 6€ ($7.80), free for children under 6


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 055-230-2885
Transportation: Bus: 1, 6, 17, 14, 22, 23, 36, 37, or 71
Price Information: Admission to church free; Santa Reparata excavations 3€ ($3.90); cupola 6€ ($7.80), free for children under 6
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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