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Florence's Famous Dome

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly known as the Duomo, is the most famous church in Florence and a storied renaissance landmark. The church was completed in 1436 and constructed to be a magnificent example of Gothic style.

The Basilica complex is fairly gigantic and includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile—as well as the famous dome—so leave yourself plenty of time to explore everything. The dome is the largest brick dome ever built, and if you feel up to it, you can climb the 463 steps to the top, as well get an unmatched view of the city and Vasari and Zuccari’s painting of the Last Judgment (which, for the record, is a bit gruesome).

Utrip Tips

*While the Church itself is free to the public hiking up to the dome will cost you 8 euro and access to the crypt, 3 euro. *If you’re looking for another spectacular view of the city, head next door to Giotto’s Campanile, where you can climb the beautiful bell tower on the Duomo’s southern flank.

*You may want to check out the baptistery across the square for the full Dumo experience.

Open in Google Maps: Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122

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