Il Duomo of Florence
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- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
With a powerful pressence, the duomo is the central figure of Florence (just as its creators had intended in 1446). The sheer size of this cathedral will have you doing double-takes, as you check to see if it's actually all real or just some big hollywood set piece. But nope it's real and incredible. You must see the duomo during the day, at sunset, and at night as she takes on new appearences with a change in lighting. You'll also want a picture of the duomo from the viewpoint, Piazza Michelangelo.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
Il Duomo is amazing. By the time I got to Florence, duomos (duomi?) were getting to be a bit boring because everyone seemed to have one. This one still awed me. There's a walk along the top of the inside that's worth it.
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- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
The Duomo or the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, is the main church of Florence, Italy. The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
Magnificent church full of photogenic detail. The dome looks great near the golden hour. Just a few steps away from a lovely square full of very reasonable restaurants (the square is sort of between the Magdalena Church and Il Duomo).
- Il Duomo of Florence Community ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2
I lived 5 blocks away from the Duomo when I lived in Florence. If you are visiting Florence, this dome-shaped landmark is definitely at the top of the list for visitation. It truly is a remarkable site!
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3
I didn't go inside, but was amazed by this structure which was easily seen from many places in Florence including the Michaelangelo suite at the B&B we stayed in. This structure is so large that it makes it very easy to navigate Florence.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
The famous cathedral dome dominates the skyline of Florence. Built by Filippo Brunelleschi who won the competition for its commission in 1418, the dome is egg-shaped and was made without scaffolding. The raising of this dome, the largest in the world in its time, was no easy architectural feat. The best way to see the dome is to climb its 463 steps: the route takes you by the interior of the dome where you can admire close-up Giorgio Vasari's much-reviled frescoes of the Last Judgment.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Don't be discouraged by the ambulances standing by, the climb to the top (all 463 steps) of the Duomo isn't easy but doable if you are in decent shape. It's definitely worth all the effort to see a breathtaking view of the entire city. The interior of the dome is accented with some of the most outrageously "demonic" images I've ever seen in a Catholic church! The exterior is also amazingly beautiful and intricate, and almost as good as the inside. This is one of my favorite churches in Italy, maybe even in the world!
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Aliases: Santa Maria del Fiore