Climb the Duomo

The best way to get an up close encounter with the inside of the dome and see panoramic views of Florence is to climb the Duomo’s 463 stairs. The steep stairs and the tight corridors were built so workmen could maintain the cathedral. Near the top, you can go outside the dome and onto a walkway and enjoy the artistic and architectural wonders of this beautiful city. It took over 140 years to build and when it was finished it had the world’s biggest dome making it a prominent landmark against the city’s skyline.