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“Line to the top is ridiculous”

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The cathedral is beautiful and worth the stop. To get to the top of the duomo you have to buy a 10€ ticket - there are automated machines so do not waste your time in line there! Bathrooms in the ticket center are 1€ and very clean. Get in line EARLY. Send someone to buy tickets while someone holds your spot in line. We waited in line for over three hours and then had to leave because we had another appointment to make. The tickets are good for 6 days and I am assuming it is to make up for the lack efficiency in line. If you have a Firenze pass you have a priority entry - which slows the main entry. Bottom line you will waste nearly half a day in line for some beautiful views - just prepare yourself for a lot of standing.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

You can see The Duomo from so many places in the city, I used it as a compass. Take heed though - lines are ridiculously long and even if you buy tickets ahead of time, you have to allow hours to get in. I didn't go inside but some family tried and ended up eating the price of the tickets because after two hours of waiting they still had not gotten in. If you have a whole day free it's probably worth seeing but if not, spend your time walking "around" the Duomo and seeing more.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The outside of the building is stunning in itself but the artwork on the dome interior is absolutely beautiful. Huge queues but not to be missed whilst you are in Florence.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Yes you will walk up many, many stairs in small cramped spaces but the view is absolutely worth it! My husband and I had the Firenze card, which we felt was well worth the price as we were able to skip the very long line. All of Florence is spread out before you and it's just stunning with the hills in the background!

1  Thank Jenna A
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is one of the most awe-inspiring sites that you can see. It is even harder to capture by camera. The moment you walk upon this majestic structure you will be amazed. The history, the detail, and the placement of such an amazing structure in the heart of the city is phenomenal. It is not to be missed.

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