"The Duomo" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by christine.j

Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence: 251 reviews and 528 photos

  Dominating the Town
by christine.j
  • Dominating the Town - Florence
      Dominating the Town
    by christine.j
  • The Duomo - Florence
  • A  Candle  Tree - Florence
      A Candle Tree
    by christine.j

The center of Florence is dominated by the huge cathedral, the Duomo.Both the outside
with the many,many sculptures and ornaments and the huge space inside are overwhelming.
Since it was off-season, not too many people were inside and I could really feel
the impact of the wide space. This feeling will be lost in high-season, I think.

There were candle-trees, where you can pay for a candle, light it and say a prayer.

We didn't go up to the cupola, as this was the only place where there was quite a long line.
Instead we went downstairs to the old crypt.

Address: Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Italy
Directions: Near Giotto
Phone: +39 055 230 2885
Website: http://www.ilgrandemuseodelduomo.it/#cattedrale

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 8, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“there's so much to see and learn”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 5 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 3 7

Have you been to Florence?

  Share Your Travels