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Famous for its magnificent dome, Florence Duomo displays some of the finest marble and mosaic work. Also, from the top of the dome you get the beautiful view of Florence.
When to visit:
may - june . september .
Entry to Cathedral is free but all of the other monuments around the cathedral require a ticket.
Florence Duomo is a cathedral famous for its magnificient Renaissance dome designed by Flippo Brunelleschi. This church was built in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore.
The pink, white and green marble exterior looks a wonderful piece of work. The mosaic pavements are the main attractions here. Inside you will find the Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgement.
The Dome: built without scaffolding, its outer shell is supported by a thick inner shell that acts as its platform. Tourists can climb up the dome and look at the stunning view of city from the top.
The Crypt of Santa Reparata: the remains of the earlier cathedral, Santa Reparata; proof of the existence of early Christianity in the city.
Saint John's Baptistery: known for its exterior bronze doors, also popular as the "Gates of Paradise"
The Campanile: Known as the Giotto's Bell Tower. The 414 steps lead to the top of Campanile presenting panoramic view of the city.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: Museum of art, architecture and sculpture and contains 1,000 works of art
Climb up to the top of cupola. There are 463 steps which takes in a tour to interior of the dome.
Bell Tower: 08:15-19:00
Piazza del Duomo Firenze Firenze Città Metropolitana di Firenze Toscana Italy 50122
Florence Airport, Peretola
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