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"The Duomo - S. Maria dei Fiori Cathedral" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by dvideira

Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence: 250 reviews and 523 photos

  duomo and campanille - florence
by dvideira

After leaving the Pitti Palace we decided to stop and have a beer at Ponte Vecchio - postponing a little bit the "meeting" with the Cathedral... It was nice seeing it from everywere and savoring the feeling of "wow, I'm going to see it, at last".

Some may say this is Florence's complete beaten path, but this massive complex is really impressive and full of history.

Dressed in pink, white and green marble and topped with a magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, combining gothic style and renaissance elements, the Duomo dominates the city's skyline. Next to the cathedral is the Campanile, a square, 85-metre tall bell tower designed by Giotto in 1334.

Address: Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Italy
Directions: Near Giotto
Phone: +39 055 230 2885

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 30, 2004
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