"Better on the outside than the inside" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by GrumpyDiver

Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence: 264 reviews and 538 photos

  The dome of the Duomo
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  • The dome of the Duomo - Florence
      The dome of the Duomo
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      Fresco on the dome interior
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  • Restoration work on the exterior - Florence
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The Duomo, is an absolutely stunning building, at least on the outside. They seem to have spent all of the money on the exterior and the interior is somewhat disappointing,

On the other hand, climbing up to the dome and getting a view of the city was an absolutely stunning experience!

Directions: Right in the middle of town

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  • Updated Mar 24, 2012
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  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    We went inside about 15 minutes before it closed. That's all the time we really needed. Within the week we were kicked out of the Duomo and St. Peter's in Rome which we entered about 45 minutes before it closed. A lot less crowds.

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