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The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces
"Do not miss the chance to take a closer look at the incredible Brunelleschi's dome a masterpiece of art and architecture that still remains unmatched. The Dome's techniques of building are still nowadays covered with a veil of mystery.Be impressed by the unique frescoes by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari admire the magical colossal clock by Paolo Uccello and discover the beauty of the marble floor with its intricate patterns in the Cathedral of Florence.Then climb the Northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop a suggestive walk through narrow and open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries. The panorama from up there will take your breath away! We are giving you the chance to join an elite tour within art and history and to discover th the Baptistery the Great Museum of the Duomo and the Giottoʼs Bell Tower.Please find below the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153 stepsTerraces and Brunelleschi's Dome: 463 stairs in totalGiotto's Bell Tower: 414"
From EUR55.00
Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit
"The “Opera del Duomo “ Museum is home to an immense collection of 750 sublime works of art created over the centuries to decorate both the inside and outside of the Cathedral Baptistery and Bell Tower all housed at the “Opera del Duomo” and set in an enormous brand new breathtaking setting. A thrilling experience awaits as you gaze upon the works of Michelangelo Donatello Lorenzo Ghiberti
From EUR214.00
Walking in Florence
"This tour will start just around the corner from Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio the social and political centre of Florence. You will then be guided to well-known points of interest including the cathedral (duomo) of Florence and the baptistery doors the Ponte Vecchio with its jewellery markets as well as Piazza della Repubblica and its Roman origins. This guided tour is also tailored to your interests - your guide will take requests and help to choose further places to visit that interest you the most. The tour will finish at either th"""If you want an introduction to Florence
From EUR25.00

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The Duomo

Considered the fourth largest cathedral in Europe, Florence's Duomo is big on everything, except the interiors. The rich, dramatic symphony of white, green and pink marble neogothic facade reveals a...
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May 29, 2009

Duomo - The Dome

Brunelleschi found a way to build it without scaffolding risin up from the cathedral floor but, for support, used the base of the drum that the dome sits upon. He built it by a method he found using...
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May 30, 2004

Il Duomo

Together with the bridge Ponte Vecchio I'm quite sure that Il Duomo is the most famous thing in Florence. Il Duomo, or as it's really called, Santa Maria del Fiori, was built in 1294, on the top of...
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Nov 28, 2006

Basilica of S.Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

One of the most known landmarks of Florence is the Duomo. Maybe few knows before the trip that the church is actually named 'Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore', a very nice name. This church being the...
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Aug 22, 2006

Outdoor Museum

The Duomo is said to be the centrepiece of the Florentine city, towering above all over buildings. And it's true-- though I think I speak for many tourists when I say that the exterior rather than the...
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May 16, 2006

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Good luck getting a picture of the entirity :) This is huge and will definitely take your breath away. In fact, it's probably the first thing in Florence you'll see. There is a HUGE past dealing with...
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Jun 13, 2008

Look down on the Dome

This magnificent bell tower was designed in 1334 by Giotto but he died before he finished it. Work halted until 1349 when it was continued by Andrea Pisano and finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359....
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Jan 22, 2005

Florence's Number One

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...
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Apr 04, 2011

The Duomo

The center of Florence is dominated by the huge cathedral, the Duomo.Both the outsidewith the many,many sculptures and ornaments and the huge space inside are overwhelming.Since it was off-season, not...
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May 08, 2007

Piazza Duomo.

Here you can visit the cathedral; S. Maria del Fiore. It was built over the church of Santa Reparata between 1296 and 1436. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. Beside it there is the bell...
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Apr 24, 2015


Work on the new cathedral, begun in 1296, was interrupted in 1302 when Arnolfo di Cambio died. His place as masterbuilder was taken by Giotto, in 1334. Due to a social situation and certain natural...
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Aug 26, 2016

The Duomo

The construction of the Duomo took almost 500 years. It was built on the same ground where the old cathedral of S. Reparata had been. The statues and the mosaics on the facade have been made between...
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Mar 01, 2004
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Things to Do Near Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

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Climbing The Duomo

The first time we were here, years ago, we climbed to the top of the campanile, so this time we took on the Duomo. It is a daunting climb of about 460 steps, but you get interesting views inside a...
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Campanile Di Giotto

The bell tower is famous and everything has been said about it, still, if you are in good health and have no problem climbing a lot of stairs, the view from the top is outstanding! you will be able to...
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Piazza Del Duomo

The Piazza Del Duomo Surrounds the famous three structures of the Cathedral of the Santa Maria del Fiore of which is the Cathedral, the famous Giotto Bell Tower and the Florence Baptistry and other...
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Loggia Del Bigallo

Loggia del Bigallo is a late Gothic structure that housed the Compagnia della Misericordia (The Company of Mercy), which commissioned local architect and sculptor Alberto Arnoldi who built it in...
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Museo del Opera del Duomo

When you have finished the second floor of the Cathedral Museum, head back down the steps and into the room at the bottom with Michelangelo’s Pieta (this is a different one from the one in St. Peter's...
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Casa Di Dante - Dante's House

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was born in Florence and belonged to a patrician family that is strongly supported Ghibellines. His unwavering commitment to Ghibellines, who were against the Pope, was...
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Getting to Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore


Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Italy


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