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Visiting Florence Cathedral in Florence
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With magnificent views and massive architecture, the Florence Cathedral excels all expectations making it one of the most beautiful monuments in the world along with being one of the most popular cathedrals. The cathedral holds divine spiritual value due to its prominent history and Gothic structure. You will love how the interiors of the church have been decorated and maintained till date along with preserving their originality. With a construction period of nearly two centuries, you will find the cathedral living up to it and the colour combination of the walls that is white, green, and pink make it look amazing and super pretty. Make your way to one of the most fascinating places in the city and embrace the serenity.

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A beautiful day at the Florence Cathedral

A beautiful day at the Florence Cathedral

The interior of the Florence Cathedral

The interior of the Florence Cathedral

The interior of the Florence Cathedral makes for an outstanding view for all its visitors. The decoration is beautiful, fine and detailed which make the interior look fascinating. With paintings like Dante Before the City of Florence by Domenico di Michelino, and Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood by Paolo Uccello, adorning the walls of the church along with 44 stained glass windows, aisles, clocks, a pretty monument of funeral Antonio díOrso, high altars, silver shrine, urns with relics, monumental crucifix, beautiful frescoes and some fine statues give away how lavish the interior is.

The Burials

The Burials

The Burials at the Florence Cathedral are also of vital importance as these are the people who have been very important to the cathedral including a few archbishops and other Baptists. The burial section of the church has witnessed the burials of Pope Nicholas II, John Hawkwood, Zenobius of Florence, Filippo Brunelleschi, Pope Stephen IX, Giovanni Benelli, Conrad II of Italy, and Giotto di Bondone. The place is very quiet and should be entered with etiquettes so that the esteem of the place is not disturbed.

The Giottois Campanile

The Giottois Campanile

The Giottoís Campanile is regarded as the campanile which is standing free as a part of the complex of all the buildings that makes up the Florence Cathedral. The structure is tall and each of its corners have polygonal buttresses. The tower has been divided into five stages embedded with encrustations of polychrome marble and rich decoration of sculptures. The tower is actually one of the showpieces of the Cathedral. Seven bells are inhibited in the tower namely La Misericordia, Annunziata, LAssunta, Apostolica, Campanone, Mater Dei, and L'Immacolata.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website online and also make safe and secure transactions.

How To Get Around?

Florence Cathedral is a holy spot and only walking on foot is allowed.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear a formal dress. If you are into indo-western wear, you can also combine your dress with a scarf or wear a kurta and a pair of pants or denims. Boys can go for a kurta and a pair of denims as well. Wear comfortable shoes. In addition to this, you can include a floppy hat, a pair of sunglasses and hand tissues to wipe sweat. You may carry a light raincoat for water rides. You must carry layers, jackets, pullovers, slacks, sweaters, and warm socks if you are planning to visit in the winter months.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The months from September to December offer pleasant weather to explore the entire cathedral.

Currency

Euro

How To Get There?

You can reach there by boarding a flight to Florence International Airport. It is well connected with nearby cities and countries through majority of airlines. You can also take the train if you are traveling from nearby cities or town.

Additional Info

Make sure you do not make any noise in the cathedral. You cannot touch the paintings, statues, bells, panels, columns, pieces of arts, frescoes and other decorative items as they hold an important place in the cathedral.

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