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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Florence 50122, Italy
  • Hours: Mon-Wed and Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-4:45pm; Sun and religious holidays: 1:30pm-4:45pm; Thurs and other holidays: vary
  • Admission: Cathedral admission is Free, Dome admission is € 8

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Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

You'll catch glimpses of the red-tiled dome of the Duomo, or Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, peeping over the rooftops as soon as you arrive in Florence, but your first face-to-face encounter with its pink and green marble glory is hard to forget.

The 13th-century Sienese architect Arnolfo di Cambio was responsible for building many landmarks in Florence, but this is undoubtedly his showstopper, taking 170 years to complete. The beautiful ribbed dome was creatively added by Brunelleschi in the 1420s, and the facade was remodeled to reflect Cambio’s design in the 19th century. 

Inside the Duomo, your eyes are inevitably drawn upwards to the soaring painted dome and lovely stained-glass windows by such masters as Donatello. Visit the crypt, where Brunelleschi's tomb lies, or head to the top of the enormous dome itself for stupendous views over Florence. In addition, the cathedral houses the Great Museum of the Duomo, a collection of monuments including Brunelleschi's Dome and the crypt of Santa Reparata, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, Giotto's bell tower and the Historical Museum.

Practical Info

The Duomo is in the heart of central Florence, a short walk east from the train station. While the cathedral is free to visit, access to the dome costs €8.

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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Small-Group Tour, Florence, null
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Florence Opera del Duomo Museum Small-Group Tour

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In the restored "Museum of the works of the Cathedral", fascinating spaces and scenic installations are the setting for a spectacular exhibition of the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.04
Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour, Italy, Cultural Tours
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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

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Small group tour for an exhaustive visit to the most important religious center of Tuscany, Florence's Duomo Complex with Baptistery, Cathedral and Cathedral's ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.60
Duomo Tour Secret Terraces Visit and Restoration Workshop, Florence, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Duomo Tour Secret Terraces Visit and Restoration Workshop

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Art, history and panoramic views combine in all-in tour that will plunge you into the atmosphere of Florence and discover its hidden jewels. You'll visit the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.80
Tales of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery Skip the Line Ticket with Entry, Florence, ... 
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Tales of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery Skip the Line Ticket with Entry

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This is the best way to cover the must-sees of Florence’s historical city centre in the shortest time possible. With one of the greatest guides in Florence to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.12
Florence Duomo Complex Small-Group Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Florence Duomo Complex Small-Group Tour

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The complete visit the Grande Museo del Duomo on an unforgettable tour of the monuments of Piazza del Duomo, a museum complex like none other in the world, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.92
Family Friendly Tour to Duomo Opera Complex Museum, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Family Friendly Tour to Duomo Opera Complex Museum

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Take an amazing tour in the historic center of Florence to discover the ancient stories and origins of the most important architecture of the city: the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.84
3-Hour Duomo Complex Tour, Florence, Cultural Tours
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3-Hour Duomo Complex Tour

Explore the Duomo Complex for 3-hours, discovering the Cathedral with its Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, the New Opera del Duomo Museum and the Restoration ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.20
Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese

The Baptistery of St John, or Florence Baptistery, is the oldest monument inside the large cathedral complex of Florence Duomo. Explore its history-steeped ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.60
Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop

Join a suggestive walking tour of the ancient Cathedral Workshop, the Baptistery and the Cathedral itself. Discover the place where the greatest artists of the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.60
In the Footsteps of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's Inferno, Florence, Cultural Tours
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In the Footsteps of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's Inferno

Follow Robert Langdon's path in Florence, as read in Dan Brown's novel and seen in Ron Howard's movie. Travel through his hectic escape in the most beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.72

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