Things to See and Do in Florence Italy

The Brunelleschi’s Dome

March 30, 2015

The Brunelleschi’s Dome of Florence Cathedral is a symbol of the city and of our hotel. During the next holiday in Tuscany do not miss the opportunity to visit this splendid monument. The 463 steps to climb worth the effort to be able to finally enjoy and appreciate a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Another way to appreciate the Brunelleschi’s Dome is to enjoy it from your room or suite at the Brunelleschi with a frontal view of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore.

The Brunelleschi’s Dome and its splendour

The dome is the coverage of the Florence Cathedral cruise, and it is the largest masonry dome ever built. The weight of the dome is estimated at 37,000 tons and it is estimated that for its construction have been used over four million bricks. The lower part of the Brunelleschi’s Dome has frescoes painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari between 1572 and 1579. It is the largest painted surface in fresco in the world (3600 square meters). The frescoes depict scenes of the Last Judgement.

Informations about the Brunelleschi’s Dome

The dome is open to the public. Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 19.00 and on Saturdays from 8.30 to 17.40. Access is allowed up to 40 minutes before closing.
Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Epiphany, Thursday, Friday and Holy Saturday, Easter, St. John the Baptist (24 June), Assumption (15 August), the Nativity of the Virgin (September 8), All Saints’ Day (November 1), Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Monday and Tuesday of the first week of Advent, Christmas, Boxing Day (December 26).
The ticket costs € 8.00. The multiple ticket that allows a visit to the Dome and at the Cathedral Museum is 11,00 € or multiple ticket to visit the Dome, S. Reparata, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and the Museum has a cost of € 23.00. The entrance is by the door of the Cathedral Almond (north side). Uphill walk of 463 steps. Elevator not available.

Do not miss the visit to the Brunelleschi’s Dome!


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