"Florence's Number One" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by sue_stone

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

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The Duomo is the number one must see in Florence.

The building of the Cathedral began in 1296 and took nearly 150 years to complete.

It is a pretty fabulous sight, with its stunning white, green and pink marble facade.

Its huge interior is very sparsely decorated which is quite a contract to the outside.

It is free to visit the Cathedral, with a charge to visit the underground crypt (around 3 euros)

Also as part of your visit you can climb to the top of the Dome (for around 6 euros) , for amazing views across Florence.

Address: Piazza del Duomo
Directions: 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus station
Phone: +39 055 230 2885
Website: http://www.ilgrandemuseodelduomo.it/#cattedrale

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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