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Il Duomo of Florence Italy

A Visit to Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore


Fresco inside Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore
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Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Il Duomo) is the icon of the city and one of the most recognizable symbols of Renaissance architecture. The cathedral and its corresponding bell tower (campanile) and baptistery (battistero) are among the Top Ten Attractions in Florence.

Learn more about the Duomo: History of the Duomo
What to see inside Florence's Cathedral

Duomo Visiting Information

Duomo Location

Piazza Duomo in the historic center of Florence.

Opening Times

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday; Thursdays 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (May and October), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (July-September), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (rest of the year); Saturdays 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; 1:30-4:45 p.m. Sundays and religious holidays. Closed Epiphany (January 6).


The admission to the cathedral is free. However, there are fees to visit the dome (€8) and the crypt, which includes the archeological ruins of Santa Reparata (€3). Prices current as of April, 2010.

Duomo Tours

Guided visits are available for the Duomo (€9), its dome, (€11, includes entrance fee), the cathedral terrace (€15, also includes the dome), and Santa Reparata (€9, includes entrance fee). All guided tours last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Duomo Contact Details

Address: Piazza Duomo, Firenze, 50122

Tel. and Fax: (+39) 055 215380

Website: www.duomofirenze.it, info@duomofirenze.it

Check website above for current times and prices.

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