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Florence's Duomo Cupola
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How many steps are there in Florence's Duomo?

Climb Florence’s Duomo and...enjoy the view!

[Photo Credits: Leila Firusbakht - Social Media Team Tuscany]
[Photo Credits: Leila Firusbakht 

Climbing Florence's Duomo, with the huge dome by Filippo Brunelleschi (the largest masonry dome ever built), is one of the most physically challenging activities you can do in the center of Florence (short of walking around all day in flip-flops). Kids love it and adults appreciate the view. It is not for the faint of heart, nor the recently knee-operated! But, already half way through your way to the top, you realize you've made the right choice: the stunning frescos of the interior of the dome - begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1572 and completed by Federico Zuccari, clearly inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - are right there, just a few meters over your head! Watch and note all the figures, every details, the colours…

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Now, the final effort! The moment you step outside, the hard work is forgotten. And if you're still breathless, it's only for the beauty in front of you (and behind and to the side, and all around!): voilà Firenze! 

Finally, the question that everyone has on his mind, while facing the climb, step by step: how many steps are there in Florence's Duomo? If you try to find out, on the internet, you will see numbers that vary from 414 to 463. So, it's up to you to find out the real answer! When and how to visit The Great Museum of Florence’s Dome includes all the monuments of the Complex of Santa Maria del Fiore - Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Crypt of Santa Reparata, Opera Museum - and you can visit them all with a single ticket. 

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