Walk up the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore is commonly known as Duomo and is one of the richest monuments of the city, known very well for its paintings dating back to the 1400's creating a unique space for the cathedral and making it one of the most important historical centers of the city. It is said that climbing the Duomo is one of the most awe striking experiences you can come across while visiting the city. Just to inform you though, you need to climb 463 steps to reach the top including the beautiful cupola, the creation by Filippo Brunelleschi.

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  As an icon of the city it is imperative that you see this marvel of renaissance art; and do take half a day to explore every facet of the basilica that pours out some of the most fascinating art pieces imaginable. You can also partake of the guided tours of the Duomo which show you the terrace of the cathedral, the dome and the Santa Reparata and the tour takes anywhere from forty five minutes to an hour. Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302) and finished around 1367 except the façade that was completed much later in the 19th century.

Timings: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00 hours, Thursday and Saturdays: 10:00 to 16:45 hours and Fridays: 10:00 to 16:00 hours and it remains closed on Sundays.

Tickets: Free admission but inside you need to pay 8 euros to go up.

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze, Italy

How to Reach: The nearest ATAF bus station is Unita' Italiana - Farmacia Della Stazion which is just a two minute walk from the church.

Contact Details: (+39) 055 215380"

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